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Overview: Bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

distanceDistance33 miles (53 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$5 (€4)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester cover the 33 miles (53 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $4 (€4), but the average price of bus tickets is $5 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from Stoke-on-Trent and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Bus companies: National Express from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

For as little as $4 (€4) you can travel by bus between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Stoke-on-Trent - Manchester bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent and when traveling by bus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

    Buses from the Potteries town of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire to the city of Manchester run at most times of the day, catering to morning, afternoon and evening travellers and usually accomplishing the 40-mile journey in 90 minutes or less. However, as services are often spread thinly with several hours between departures, it's a good idea to check ahead to avoid a long wait.

    Which bus companies travel from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

    National Express covers the route between these cities, as well as connecting many other towns in the north of England.

    How long is the bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

    The quickest buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester take around 75 minutes, while the slowest generally add another 35 minutes or so to the travel time. Most journeys, though, take an hour and a half or less. All services are direct, with no switching of buses needed.

    How many buses are there from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

    Buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester leave eight times a day, distributed unevenly from just after rush hour to slightly before midnight. Departure times are irregular, with the main clusters in the morning and early evening and a long gap in services around lunchtime. A similar pattern continues throughout the week, including Saturday and Sunday.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

    Departure bus station: buses to Manchester leave from Stoke-on-Trent's city-centre bus station, which is less than 10 years old and cost over £15 million, so it can be counted upon to have up to date amenities. It's part of a development that includes a wide range of shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities. First Bus services run every five minutes or so to and from Fenton, Burslem, Longton and other destinations, plus there's a shuttle to the Bet365 football stadium on match days.

    Arrival bus station: Manchester bus station is on Chorlton Street, just minutes on foot from Piccadilly railroad station. In the immediate vicinity, there's a choice of tram stops connecting the station to the airport, the university and the Manchester suburbs. The Palace and Royal Exchange Theatres, the Bridgewater Hall concert venue, Albert Square with its Gothic architecture and lots of restaurants, bars, hotels and other key tourist attractions are all within an easy stroll.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent

    Take the bus to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester.

    How much do cheap buses between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester cost?

    Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester to cost as little as $4 (€4)  in the next 7 days.

    How much does it cost to take a bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $5 (€4)  for a bus ticket from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester.

    How far is Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent by bus?

    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent by bus to be approximately 33 miles (53 km).

    How long is the bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

    While the time it takes to travel 33 miles (53 km) between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus journey time is on average 1 h 15 min.

    What station does the bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester depart from? Which Manchester bus station do I come into from Stoke-on-Trent?

    When taking a bus from Stoke-on-Trent, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Stoke-on-Trent, Railway Station, Stoke-On-Trent, Hanley Bus Station and Stoke-on-Trent, Keele services. When you arrive in Manchester, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Stoke-on-Trent   to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

    Where do I find the Stoke-on-Trent bus station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester bus station?

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Stoke-on-Trent and travel around 0.3 miles (525 m) from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and need to travel approximately 0.3 miles (489 m) from the bus station to the city center in Manchester.

    Which bus providers can get me from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

    For the best Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Are there any nonstop bus services from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

    Yes, there are direct buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester, and you can find a direct bus for this journey with Flixbus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

    What time is the earliest bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester? What time is the last bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

    You can take the earliest bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester at 9: 30 AM   or take the last bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester leaving at 12: 00 PM. Look for the latest Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.

    When should I book the Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus for the best deals on tickets?

    If you buy the Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $5 (€4). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester. Look out for bus tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.