How to travel from Manchester to Bristol

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from Manchester to Bristol

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Bristol on Jul 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:50PMManchester, Airport3h45 07:35PMBristol
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03:45PMManchester, Coach Station5h30 09:15PMBristol, Marlborough Street
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03:50PMManchester, Airport4h00 07:50PMBristol, City Centre
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03:20PMManchester4h15 07:35PMBristol
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03:20PMManchester4h30 07:50PMBristol, City Centre
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Travel Information between Manchester and Bristol

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$60 - $82
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $60 (€53) • 3 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $82 (€74) • 3 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Transport for Wales

Take a bus or train to travel 140 miles (226 km) between Manchester and Bristol. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 3 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $60 (€53). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Transport for Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Bristol.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Bristol

Travel to Bristol 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 Bristol.

You can travel to Bristol from Manchester 2 different ways: bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Manchester and Bristol is by taking a bus with an average price of $60 (€53).

This is compared to other travel options to Bristol:

Taking a bus is about $23 (€20) less than taking a train, which costs on average $82 (€74) for this trip.

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

Other travel options to Bristol can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 35 min   on average.

Bristol is approximately 140 miles (226 km) away from Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Bristol is:

  • 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Manchester and Bristol 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 Manchester to Bristol:

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

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

  • You can go to Bristol from Manchester by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $60 (€53) with National Express from Manchester to Bristol on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Manchester to Bristol with Transport for Wales, and you can find Transport for Wales Manchester to Bristol tickets for $82 (€74) on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Bristol with Cross Country with 16 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Bristol 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 trip.

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

Before traveling from Manchester to Bristol, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $60 (€53) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $82 (€74) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Bristol tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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