How to travel from Bournemouth to Manchester

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from Bournemouth to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Bournemouth to Manchester on Aug 15 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:45PMBournemouth, Coach Station7h40 10:25PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
09:30PMBournemouth, Coach Station14h35 12:05PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
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04:00PMBournemouth, Coach Station8h40 12:40AMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
08:30PMBournemouth, Coach Station9h25 05:55AMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
10:22AMBournemouth5h05 03:27PMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers

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Travel Information from Bournemouth to Manchester

distanceDistance190 miles (307 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $90
fastestFastest modeTrain • $90 (€84) • 4 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 190 miles (307 km) between Bournemouth and Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bournemouth to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bournemouth to Manchester

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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Bournemouth and Manchester. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Manchester is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $23 (€21) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a flight is about $11 (€10) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $33 (€31) for this route.

A flight is $68 (€63) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Bournemouth to Manchester costing on average $90 (€84).

The fastest way from Bournemouth to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 38 min.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 7 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

Manchester is approximately 190 miles (307 km) away from Bournemouth.

The average frequency per day from Bournemouth to Manchester is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Bournemouth to Manchester as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry 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 board their bus from Bournemouth, Coach Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Bournemouth to Manchester depart from Bournemouth Airport to Manchester Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Bournemouth and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bournemouth to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Manchester by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Bournemouth to Manchester tickets on Omio for $33 (€31).
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Bournemouth to Manchester tickets on Omio for $90 (€84).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can find around 7 direct trains per day and travel with Cross Country.

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

Omio customers who travel from Bournemouth to Manchester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Bournemouth to Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $33 (€31) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $23 (€21) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $90 (€84) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bournemouth to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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