How to travel from Plymouth to Manchester

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from Plymouth to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Plymouth to Manchester on Aug 10 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:05AMNewquay Cornwall Airport1h15 09:20AMManchester Airport
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09:10AMPlymouth9h15 06:25PMManchester, Coach Station
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05:25AMPlymouth9h00 02:25PMManchester, Coach Station
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07:25AMPlymouth10h10 05:35PMManchester, Coach Station
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12:25PMPlymouth9h30 09:55PMManchester, Coach Station
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Travel Information to Manchester from Plymouth

distanceDistance229 miles (369 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$54 - $246
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $54 (€50) • 7 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $191 (€178) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or Cross Country

Travel 229 miles (369 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Manchester from Plymouth. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $54 (€50). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, Loganair or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Plymouth to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Manchester.

You can travel between Plymouth and Manchester 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Manchester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $54 (€50) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a bus is usually $137 (€127) less than taking a flight to Manchester, which costs on average $191 (€178) for the same trip.

A bus is $192 (€179) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Plymouth to Manchester costing on average $246 (€229).

The fastest way from Plymouth to Manchester is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 18 min.

The distance is approximately 229 miles (369 km) from Plymouth to Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Plymouth to Manchester is:

  • 6 buses a day.
  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Manchester from Plymouth 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 when traveling from Plymouth to Manchester:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Plymouth, Coach Station to Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Plymouth to Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • You can travel by bus to Manchester from Plymouth with National Express, and you can find National Express Plymouth to Manchester tickets for $54 (€50) on Omio.
  • You can travel to Manchester from Plymouth by flight with Loganair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $191 (€178) with Loganair from Plymouth to Manchester.
  • You can take a train from Plymouth to Manchester with Cross Country. Cheap tickets can be found for $246 (€229) with Cross Country from Plymouth to Manchester.

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

  • You'll find 1 direct train a day to Manchester with Cross Country.

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

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $54 (€50) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $191 (€178) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $246 (€229) one way.

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

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