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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Bristol

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to Bristol is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Transport for Wales
10:20AM4h47
Manchester
03:07PMBristol
$551One-way
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
06:30PM3h50
Manchester
10:20PMBristol
$691One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:02AM3h48
Manchester
11:50AMBristol
$781One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
03:25PM3h10
Manchester
06:35PMBristol
$831One-way
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
09:30AM4h21
Manchester
01:51PMBristol
$861One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Manchester to Bristol

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, June 16
Transport for Wales
09:30AM4h21
Manchester
01:51PMBristol
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:02AM3h48
Manchester
11:50AMBristol
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
10:20AM4h47
Manchester
03:07PMBristol
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
06:30PM3h50
Manchester
10:20PMBristol
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
07:30PM4h26
Manchester
11:56PMBristol
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Manchester to Bristol

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Fastest Journey

3 h 10 m

Average

4 h 1 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

227 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Manchester for Bristol every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
03:25PM3h10
Manchester
06:35PMBristol
$831One-way
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
11:29AM3h41
Manchester
03:10PMBristol
$871One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:02AM3h48
Manchester
11:50AMBristol
$781One-way
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
06:30PM3h50
Manchester
10:20PMBristol
$691One-way
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
05:30PM3h52
Manchester
09:22PMBristol
$911One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Bristol

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 2 min
priceAverage train ticket price$86 (€75)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains

Trains from Manchester to Bristol cover the 140 miles (226 km) long route taking on average 3 h 2 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $57 (€50), but the average price of train tickets is $86 (€75). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

Train companies: CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Virgin Trains from Manchester to Bristol trains

For as little as $47 (€41) you can travel by train to Bristol from Manchester with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Virgin Trains. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Transport for Wales is a public transport provider in Wales, UK. It operates a comprehensive network of trains, buses and ferries across the country. The trains are modern and comfortable, with a range of different types including InterCity Express Trains, Regional Trains, and Metro Trains. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. There are a variety of ticket types available, including single and return tickets, season tickets, and group tickets. The most popular routes include Cardiff to Swansea, Cardiff to Newport, and Cardiff to Manchester.

Manchester to Bristol train information with Transport for Wales:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: $47

FAQs: Trains from Manchester to Bristol

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester to Bristol 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 Manchester to Bristol.
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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Bristol can start from as little as $57 (€50) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Bristol is $86 (€75); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Manchester to Bristol is 3 h 2 min   to travel the 140 mile (226 km) long route, with around there are 16 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Bristol leaves at 5: 27 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Bristol leaves at 8: 25 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Bristol without having to change trains with CrossCountry. There are 7 direct trains from Manchester to Bristol each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Manchester to Bristol train with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Manchester to Bristol as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 8: 25 PM.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Bristol, you can end your trip in train stations like Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol, Airport and Bristol, Napier Road.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Bristol Temple Meads, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Bristol from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 2 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Bristol by train is March.
You have options as you can travel from Manchester to Bristol 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Bristol

Manchester
Bristol
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your trip to Bristol.
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
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Public transit options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
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Manchester, Abraham Moss

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