How to travel from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

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from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

You can get from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent on Oct 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10AMManchester1h10 09:20AMStoke-On-Trent, Bus Station
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11:40PMManchester2h30 02:10AMStoke-On-Trent, Bus Station
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Travel Information between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent

distanceDistance33 miles (53 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $8
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 34 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Northern Rail

Travel 33 miles (53 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 34 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

Travel Tips: Travel to Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Stoke-on-Trent from Manchester is by taking a train, which costs on average $8 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Stoke-on-Trent:

A train is generally $1 (€1) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $8 (€8) from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent.

The fastest way to get to Stoke-on-Trent from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 34 min.

Other travel options to Stoke-on-Trent can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Stoke-on-Trent by bus can take on average 1 h 10 min.

The distance from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent is approximately 33 miles (53 km).

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 79 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent 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 from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent:

  • Buses mostly leave from Manchester, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Stoke-on-Trent, Keele services.
  • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Stoke-on-Trent.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent:

  • You can go to Stoke-on-Trent from Manchester by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $8 (€8) with Flixbus from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with Northern Rail, and you can find Northern Rail Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent tickets for $8 (€7) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 1 direct bus per day and travel with Flixbus.
  • You can take a direct train with Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country with 57 direct trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $8 (€8) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $8 (€7) one way.

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

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