How to travel from Bournemouth to Manchester

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Travel Information to Manchester from Bournemouth

distanceDistance190 miles (307 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $79
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€19) • 7 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $79 (€68) • 4 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or CrossCountry

Take a bus or train to travel 190 miles (307 km) from Bournemouth to Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bournemouth to Manchester.

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from Bournemouth to Manchester

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

National Express
07:45AM8h10
Bournemouth, Coach Station
03:55PMManchester, Coach Station
$661One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
National Express
11:10AM8h25
Bournemouth, Coach Station
07:35PMManchester, Coach Station
$661One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Cross Country
09:45AM4h44
Bournemouth station (BMH)
02:29PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2421One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Avanti West Coast
09:22AM4h57
Bournemouth station (BMH)
02:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1731One-way
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:18AM5h01
Bournemouth station (BMH)
01:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1731One-way
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:18AM5h26
Bournemouth station (BMH)
01:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1731One-way
2 transfers
National Express
04:00AM8h20
Bournemouth, Coach Station
12:20PMManchester, Coach Station
$751One-way
1 transfer
National Express
01:45PM8h55
Bournemouth, Coach Station
10:40PMManchester, Coach Station
$811One-way
1 transfer
National Express
03:00PM8h55
Bournemouth, Coach Station
11:55PMManchester, Coach Station
$781One-way
1 transfer

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Find the best route to Manchester from Bournemouth with National Express, CrossCountry and South Western Railway. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Manchester from Bournemouth. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel between Bournemouth and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth to Manchester.
      FAQs

      There are 2 ways to get from Bournemouth to Manchester: bus or train.

      The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Manchester is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $23 (€19) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

      A bus is $57 (€49) less than a train with an average ticket price of $79 (€68) from Bournemouth to Manchester.

      The fastest way to get to Manchester from Bournemouth is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 44 min.

      Other travel options to Manchester take longer:

      Bus takes on average 7 h 25 min.

      The Bournemouth to Manchester distance is around 190 miles (307 km).

      The average frequency per day from Bournemouth to Manchester is:

      • 4 buses a day.
      • 10 trains per day.

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

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

      • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Bournemouth to Manchester depart from Bournemouth, Coach Station to Manchester, Coach Station.
      • Most travelers take a train from Bournemouth to Manchester Piccadilly.

      The following travel companies offer services from Bournemouth to Manchester:

      • National Express or Megabus can get you to Manchester by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from Bournemouth to Manchester for $18 (€15) on Omio.
      • CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, South Western Railway or East Midlands Trains can get you to Manchester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Virgin Trains from Bournemouth to Manchester for $79 (€68) on Omio.

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

      • You'll find 9 direct trains a day to Manchester with CrossCountry.

      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.

      Your trip from Bournemouth to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow to your Bournemouth to Manchester tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!
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