How to travel from Basingstoke to Manchester

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Travel Information between Basingstoke and Manchester

distanceDistance160 miles (258 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$17 - $71
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€46) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or CrossCountry

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 160 miles (258 km) between Basingstoke and Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, British Airways or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Basingstoke to Manchester.

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How to get from Basingstoke to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Basingstoke to Manchester is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel to Manchester from Basingstoke on CrossCountry, National Express and British Airways travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

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

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel 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 travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel 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 Basingstoke - Manchester travel: 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.

      British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Known as a full-service global airline, BA offers low fares year-round to destinations around the globe and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. BA is also the second largest airline based in the UK in terms of its fleet size and number of passengers carried.

        FAQs: Travel from Basingstoke to Manchester

        FAQs: Travel 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 Basingstoke to Manchester.

        There are 3 travel options between Basingstoke and Manchester. You can take a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Basingstoke to Manchester is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $17 (€15) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

        Taking a bus costs $37 (€32) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $54 (€46).

        A bus is $54 (€47) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Basingstoke to Manchester costing on average $71 (€61).

        The fastest way to get to Manchester from Basingstoke is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

        Other travel options to Manchester take longer:

        Taking a bus requires on average 6 h 50 min of travel time.

        Getting to Manchester by train takes 3 h 38 min on average.

        The distance from Basingstoke to Manchester is approximately 160 miles (258 km).

        The average frequency per day from Basingstoke to Manchester is:

        • 12 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Basingstoke to Manchester as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Basingstoke to Manchester:

        • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Basingstoke to Manchester depart from Basingstoke, Alençon Link (Malls Shopping Centre - Stop Z) to Manchester, Coach Station.
        • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Basingstoke to Manchester depart from Basingstoke to Manchester Piccadilly.

        The following travel companies offer services from Basingstoke to Manchester:

        • National Express can take you to Manchester by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Basingstoke to Manchester for $17 (€15).
        • Travel with British Airways or Eastern Airways for flights to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for British Airways Basingstoke to Manchester tickets on Omio for $54 (€46).
        • Travel with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains or East Midlands Trains to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Virgin Trains Basingstoke to Manchester tickets on Omio for $71 (€61).

        Yes, there are direct routes from Basingstoke to Manchester with the following travel companies:

        • You can check for a direct train to Manchester with CrossCountry with 12 direct trains per day.

        Direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

        Looking to extend your trip from Basingstoke to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Basingstoke to Manchester usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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