How to travel from Norwich to Manchester

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from Norwich to Manchester

How to get from Norwich to Manchester by train or bus.

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The best way to travel from Norwich to Manchester is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Norwich and Manchester

distanceDistance157 miles (254 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$5 - $50
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $50 (€44) • 4 h 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or East Midlands Trains

Travel 157 miles (254 km) by train or bus to Manchester from Norwich. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or East Midlands Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Norwich to Manchester.

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Find the best trip to Manchester from Norwich with CrossCountry and National Express. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Manchester from Norwich. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel between Norwich and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Norwich to Manchester

      FAQs: 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 Norwich to Manchester.

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

      The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Norwich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $5 (€4).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Norwich to Manchester:

      A bus is $46 (€40) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Norwich to Manchester costing on average $50 (€44).

      The quickest way to travel between Norwich and Manchester is by train, which takes on average 4 h 39 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Getting to Manchester by bus takes 5 h 45 min on average.

      The Norwich to Manchester distance is around 157 miles (254 km).

      The average frequency per day from Norwich to Manchester is:

      • 2 buses a day.
      • Around 10 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Norwich to Manchester as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Norwich to Manchester:

      • Most travelers board their bus from Norwich, Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
      • Most travelers catch their train from Norwich and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

      • You can travel between Norwich and Manchester by bus with National Express or Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $5 (€4) with Megabus from Norwich to Manchester.
      • You can go to Manchester from Norwich by train with East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, East Coast or TransPennine Express. You'll see cheap train tickets for $50 (€44) with East Midlands Trains from Norwich to Manchester on Omio.

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

      • 8 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 to Manchester from Norwich.

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