How to travel from Bristol to Manchester

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from Bristol to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Bristol to Manchester on May 26 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:25AMBristol4h15 02:40PMManchester
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10:10AMBristol, City Centre4h30 02:40PMManchester
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08:45AMBristol, City Centre3h40 12:25PMManchester
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10:25AMBristol3h40 02:05PMManchester, Airport
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10:10AMBristol, City Centre3h55 02:05PMManchester, Airport
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Travel Information between Bristol and Manchester

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $132
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€20) • 3 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $132 (€118) • 3 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Take a bus or train to travel 140 miles (226 km) between Bristol and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bristol to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bristol 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 Bristol to Manchester.

There are 2 ways to travel between Bristol and Manchester including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Manchester from Bristol is by taking a bus with an average price of $22 (€20).

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a bus is usually $110 (€98) less than taking a train to Manchester, which costs on average $132 (€118) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Bristol to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 17 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 40 min.

You should expect to travel around 140 miles (226 km) between Bristol and Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Manchester is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Bristol to Manchester 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 from Bristol to Manchester:

  • Buses mostly leave from Bristol, City Centre and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Bristol Temple Meads and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bristol to Manchester:

  • You can go to Manchester from Bristol by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $22 (€20) with Flixbus from Bristol to Manchester on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Bristol to Manchester with Cross Country, and you can find Cross Country Bristol to Manchester tickets for $132 (€118) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 12 direct trains per day with.

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 between Bristol and Manchester.

Many of our customers traveling from Bristol to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Manchester are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $22 (€20) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $132 (€118) one way.

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

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