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from Manchester to Barnsley

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May 18
$34Northern Rail
May 19
$34First Transpennine Express
May 20
$34East Midlands Railway
May 21
$34Northern Rail
May 22
$34First Transpennine Express
May 23
$34Northern Rail
May 24
$34Northern Rail

Travel Information between Manchester and Barnsley

distanceDistance31 miles (50 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $33
fastestFastest modeTrain • $33 (€30) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

Travel 31 miles (50 km) by bus or train to Barnsley from Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Barnsley.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Barnsley

Travel to Barnsley 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 Barnsley.

How do I reach Barnsley from Manchester?

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

What is the cheapest way to go from Manchester to Barnsley?

The cheapest way to go to Barnsley from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $16 (€14).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barnsley:

A bus is generally $18 (€16) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $33 (€30) from Manchester to Barnsley.

What is the fastest way to travel between Manchester and Barnsley?

The fastest way from Manchester to Barnsley is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

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

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How many miles from Manchester to Barnsley would I travel?

Barnsley is approximately 31 miles (50 km) away from Manchester.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Barnsley?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Barnsley is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Manchester? Where do I arrive in Barnsley?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Manchester to Barnsley:

  • Buses most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Barnsley at Barnsley, Interchange.
  • Trains from Manchester to Barnsley most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Barnsley.

Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Barnsley?

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

  • You can travel between Manchester and Barnsley by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $16 (€14) with National Express from Manchester to Barnsley.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Barnsley with First Transpennine Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $33 (€30) with First Transpennine Express from Manchester to Barnsley.

Is there a direct service between Manchester and Barnsley?

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

  • You'll find 25 direct trains a day to Barnsley with.

Direct services to Barnsley 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.

Where should I go next after I travel to Barnsley from Manchester?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Barnsley often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Leeds or Sheffield. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Barnsley itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Barnsley and any of these top destinations today!

When should I buy a ticket from Manchester to Barnsley online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $16 (€14) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $33 (€30) one way.

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