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Bristol to Manchester by bus

The journey from Bristol to Manchester by bus is 140.94 mi and takes 5 hr 41 min. There are 125 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:35 AM and the last at 10:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Bristol to Manchester by bus for as little as $9.34 or as much as $51.30. The best price for this journey is $9.34.

Lowest Price$9.34
Journey Duration5 hr 41 min
Connection per Day125
Lowest Price$9.34
Highest Price$51.30
First Departure3:35 AM
Last Departure10:05 PM
Distance140.94 mi
DepartureBristol
ArrivalManchester
CarriersMegabus, National Express

Bristol to Manchester Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

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Cheap bus tickets from Bristol to Manchester
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bristol to Manchester.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bristol to Manchester, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bristol to Manchester.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book Bristol to Manchester travel

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Bristol to Manchester

The cheapest Bristol - Manchester bus tickets can be found for as low as $6.28 if you’re lucky, or $13.83 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $19.83.

Find the best day to travel to Manchester by bus

When travelling to Manchester by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board Megabus and National Express from Bristol to Manchester
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Bristol to Manchester CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
15.88kg
Bus
17.01kg
Flight
45.36kg
Car
36.29kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Bristol to Manchester?
A bus ticket from Bristol to Manchester is $20.62. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $9.34.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Bristol to Manchester?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bristol to Manchester is $9.34. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bristol and Manchester by bus?
Bristol to Manchester is 140.94 mi.
How long does the bus between Bristol and Manchester take?
Bristol to Manchester is on average 5 hr 41 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 40 min.
Which companies operate from Bristol to Manchester?
The bus journey from Bristol to Manchester is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Megabus, National Express and FLIXBUS UK LTD.
How many bus connections per day go from Bristol to Manchester?
Bristol to Manchester has 125 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Bristol to Manchester leave?
The earliest bus from Bristol to Manchester departs at 3:35 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Bristol to Manchester depart?
The latest bus from Bristol to Manchester departs at 10:05 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bristol to Manchester in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $9.34 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Bristol to Manchester?
There are on average 42 direct connection(s) from Bristol to go to Manchester.
What's the fastest journey time between Bristol to Manchester by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Bristol and Manchester is 3 hr 40 min.
Is there a direct bus from Bristol to Manchester?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Bristol and Manchester.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bristol to Manchester by bus?
The bus journey from Bristol to Manchester creates 17.01kg of CO2 emissions.

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