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.
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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.
|Distance||33 miles (53 km)|
|Average bus duration||1 h 5 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$5 (€4)|
|Bus companies||National 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.
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.
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:
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.
National Express covers the route between these cities, as well as connecting many other towns in the north of England.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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