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Cheap train tickets from Bristol to Manchester

Showing times and prices for May 30

Cheapest

$82

Average

$137

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 Bristol to Manchester will cost around $ 137 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 82.

Cheapest
09:27AMBristol Temple Meads3h46 01:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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$821One-way
09:39AMBristol Temple Meads3h44 01:23PMManchester Piccadilly
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$1401One-way
08:35AMBristol Temple Meads3h38 12:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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$1501One-way
09:32AMBristol Temple Meads3h41 01:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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$1501One-way
08:35AMBristol Temple Meads3h48 12:23PMManchester Piccadilly
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$1501One-way

Train schedule from Bristol to Manchester

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08:35AMBristol Temple Meads3h38 12:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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08:35AMBristol Temple Meads3h48 12:23PMManchester Piccadilly
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09:27AMBristol Temple Meads3h46 01:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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09:32AMBristol Temple Meads3h41 01:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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09:32AMBristol Temple Meads3h51 01:23PMManchester Piccadilly
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09:39AMBristol Temple Meads3h44 01:23PMManchester Piccadilly
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Mon
May 30
$82Transport for Wales
$16Flixbus
Tue
May 31
$45Transport for Wales
$16Megabus
Wed
Jun 1
$45Transport for Wales
$16Megabus
Thu
Jun 2
$45Transport for Wales
$12Megabus
Fri
Jun 3
$82Transport for Wales
$13Megabus
Sat
Jun 4
$45Transport for Wales
$13Megabus
Sun
Jun 5
$45Transport for Wales
$12Megabus
Mon
Jun 6
$82Transport for Wales
$12Megabus
Tue
Jun 7
$82Transport for Wales
$16Megabus
Wed
Jun 8
$82Transport for Wales
$16Megabus
Thu
Jun 9
$82Transport for Wales
$12Megabus
Fri
Jun 10
$82Transport for Wales
$16Megabus
Sat
Jun 11
$45Transport for Wales
$15Megabus
Sun
Jun 12
$139Cross Country
$12Megabus
Mon
Jun 13
$23Transport for Wales
$9Flixbus
Tue
Jun 14
$45Transport for Wales
$16Megabus
Wed
Jun 15
$45Transport for Wales
$18Megabus
Thu
Jun 16
$45Transport for Wales
$12Megabus
Fri
Jun 17
$82Transport for Wales
$15Megabus
Sat
Jun 18
$70Cross Country
$12Megabus

Fastest train times from Bristol to Manchester

Showing times and prices for May 30

Fastest Journey

3 h 38 m

Average

3 h 44 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

227 km

It's difficult to get from Bristol to Manchester without transferring at least once.

Fastest
08:35AMBristol Temple Meads3h38 12:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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$1501One-way
09:32AMBristol Temple Meads3h41 01:13PMManchester Piccadilly
2 changes
$1501One-way
09:39AMBristol Temple Meads3h44 01:23PMManchester Piccadilly
2 changes
$1401One-way
09:27AMBristol Temple Meads3h46 01:13PMManchester Piccadilly
1 changes
$821One-way
08:35AMBristol Temple Meads3h48 12:23PMManchester Piccadilly
1 changes
$1501One-way

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Overview: Train from Bristol to Manchester

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price$69 (€61)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or Transport for Wales

Trains from Bristol to Manchester cover the 140 miles (226 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 22 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Transport for Wales. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $45 (€40), but the average price of train tickets is $69 (€61). Travelers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Bristol to Manchester trains

For as little as $45 (€40) you can travel by train from Bristol to Manchester with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Bristol to Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Bristol to Manchester train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Bristol to Manchester routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Bristol to Manchester is 140 miles (226 km), and the best price for a one-way Bristol - Manchester CrossCountry train ticket starts at $140 (€123) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

Bristol to Manchester train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 8 min
  • Average Price: $140
  • CrossCountry frequency: 11 a day

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Bristol to Manchester don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Bristol to Manchester: Journey Details

Trains from Bristol to Manchester depart from Bristol Parkway station and arrive at Manchester Piccadilly Station. The first train departs at 7:00 a.m. and the last train leaves the Bristol station at half past midnight. There is only one peak time for this connection from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Travelers only have one potential connection every hour, and will have an average trip of about 3 hours.

Evening and overnight trains begin around 10:00 p.m. with the journey taking nearly nine and a half hours to arrive in Manchester. Another possible connection leaves at 4:57 a.m. and will take half as long. The weekend schedule starts much later at 10:40 a.m. and stops at 11:15 p.m. Travelers should also note that the weekend peak time is from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. Direct and indirect trains are possible for this connection. The indirect ones will have one to three changes at Gloucester, Birmingham New Street, Crewe, Newport Gwent, Tamworth, the Warrington stations, Hereford, or Shrewsbury. Trains from Bristol to Manchester are operated by CrossCountry.

Departing Bristol by train

With much to see at Bristol's bustling parks, visitors can break away to enjoy other natural sites such as Dyrham Park or the Wookey Hole Caves. You can also participate in festivals such as the International Balloon Fiesta or the Festival of Ideas.

Arriving in Manchester by train

A visit to Manchester can be epic as well with a Manchester United game at the Old Trafford football stadium, hiking in the Prestwich Forest Park, or climbing the Beetham Tower.

Travel Tips: Trains from Bristol to Manchester

Travel by train 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 Bristol to Manchester.
FAQs

How much are cheap trains to Manchester from Bristol?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Bristol to Manchester trains for as little as $45 (€40)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Bristol to Manchester?

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Bristol to Manchester train to cost on average $69 (€61)  one way.

How far is Bristol to Manchester by train?

The train distance from Bristol to Manchester is around 140 miles (226 km).

How many hours is the train time between Bristol and Manchester?

On average the Bristol to Manchester train travel time is 3 h 22 min  for the 140 miles (226 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What train station in Bristol goes to Manchester? What train station do I come into Manchester from Bristol?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Bristol Temple Meads   to Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the Bristol train station located? Where is the Manchester train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Bristol Temple Meads, is located 1.9 miles (3 km) from the city center of Bristol.

The most popular arrival train station, Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center of Manchester.

Which train companies can get me from Bristol to Manchester?

If you're looking for trains from Bristol to Manchester, you can rely on Cross Country or Transport for Wales to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Bristol to Manchester journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there to Manchester from Bristol?

The average number of trains departing Bristol for Manchester is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Bristol to Manchester? When is the last train from Bristol to Manchester?

The first Bristol to Manchester train departs at 4: 53 AM   and the last train from Bristol to Manchester leaves at 8: 47 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Bristol to Manchester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I purchase train tickets to Manchester from Bristol to score the best deals?

You can find trains from Bristol to Manchester to cost on average $69 (€61) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Bristol to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bristol
Manchester
The major railway station for departures from Bristol is Bristol Temple Meads. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bristol Temple Meads for your journey from Bristol to Manchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Bristol Temple Meads
Bus lines: A1, 1, 2, 8, 39/349/X39, 70, 73, 178, 376
Train lines: CrossCountry, Great Western Main Line, Severn Beach Line