The cheapest buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

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Cheapest

$8

Average

$8

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester will cost around $ 8 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 8.

Cheapest
12:55PMStoke-On-Trent, Bus Station1h15 02:10PMManchester
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$81One-way
Cheapest
07:35PMStoke-On-Trent, Bus Station1h05 08:40PMManchester
0 changes
$81One-way

Timetable Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

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12:55PMStoke-On-Trent, Bus Station1h15 02:10PMManchester
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07:35PMStoke-On-Trent, Bus Station1h05 08:40PMManchester
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Oct 16
$9Northern Rail
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Oct 17
$8Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Mon
Oct 18
$8Cross Country
$5Flixbus
Tue
Oct 19
$8Cross Country
$3Flixbus
Wed
Oct 20
$8Cross Country
$6Flixbus
Thu
Oct 21
$7Northern Rail
$3Flixbus
Fri
Oct 22
$8Cross Country
$6Flixbus
Sat
Oct 23
$6Northern Rail
$5Flixbus
Tue
Oct 26
$8Northern Rail
$5Flixbus
Wed
Oct 27
$6Northern Rail
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Oct 28
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$4Flixbus
Fri
Oct 29
$7Northern Rail
$4Flixbus

The fastest buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

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Fastest Journey

1 h 5 m

Average

1 h 10 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

53 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Stoke-on-Trent for Manchester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 53 km distance in an average of 1 h 10 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 5 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 15 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:35PMStoke-On-Trent, Bus Station1h05 08:40PMManchester
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$81One-way
2nd Fastest
12:55PMStoke-On-Trent, Bus Station1h15 02:10PMManchester
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$81One-way

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Bus Information between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester

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

Buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester cover the 33 miles (53 km) long route taking on average 1 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $5 (€4), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $3 (€2). Travelers depart most frequently from Stoke-on-Trent and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

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Bus between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester with National Express

Find the best buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester with Omio's travel partners National Express from $3 (€2). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

National Express

Taking the bus with National Express is a great way to travel between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester! National Express is the UK’s leading bus company with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express bus tickets between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester route on Omio. You can expect to travel around 33 miles (53 km) from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester on a National Express bus.

All National Express buses have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long route. You can select from three ticket options for the Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester:

  • 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.

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FAQs
How much are cheap buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent for the next 7 days starting from $3 (€2)  one way.
What is the price of a bus ticket between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester?
The Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus ticket price is on average $5 (€4)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
What is the distance to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent by bus?
The Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus distance is approximately 33 miles (53 km).
How long is a bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester on average?
On average the Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus travel time is 1 h 5 min  for the 33 miles (53 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What bus station in Stoke-on-Trent goes to Manchester? What bus station do I come into Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent?

When departing from Stoke-on-Trent, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Stoke-On-Trent, Hanley Bus Station, Stoke-on-Trent, Keele services and Stoke-on-Trent, Mayne Street. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your route in bus stations like Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Omio customers book a bus from Stoke-on-Trent   to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure bus station in Stoke-on-Trent located? Where is the arrival bus station in Manchester located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Stoke-on-Trent and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km 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 mile (s) / 0 km from the bus station to the city center in Manchester.

Which bus companies can get me from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?
Take the Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I find a direct bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester on Omio with Flixbus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your bus ticket.
When is the earliest bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester? When is the last bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?
The earliest bus departing from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester leaves at 11: 40 AM. The last bus departing from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester leaves at 6: 45 PM. You can find the latest Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester bus tickets to get the best deals?
If you purchase 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 journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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