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Birmingham to Manchester by bus

The journey from Birmingham to Manchester by bus is 70.55 mi and takes 2 hrs 37 mins. There are 62 connections per day, with the first departure at 02:00 and the last at 23:55. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Manchester by bus for as little as £3.37 or as much as £25.27. The best price for this journey is £3.37.

Lowest Price£3.37
Journey Duration2 hrs 37 mins
Connection per Day62
Lowest Price£3.37
Highest Price£25.27
First Departure02:00
Last Departure23:55
Distance70.55 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalManchester
CarriersFlixBus, National Express

Birmingham to Manchester Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

Your journey from Birmingham to Manchester with Virail

Do you know the best way to get from Birmingham to Manchester? No? Don't worry, Virail knows. Our search tool uses data from thousands of travel providers to show you all the available routes for your chosen travel dates. Whether you want to travel by train, bus, plane, or carpool, we can help. Filter your results to suit your personal needs: decide whether you want a one-way or round trip ticket, look for a direct journey or one with connections, and choose the time of day that you prefer to travel. Take a look at all the information and find the transport option that's right for you. When you've selected your ideal journey, Virail will transfer you to the website of your chosen travel provider, where you can complete your booking. Your adventure is waiting - let Virail help you today.

How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Birmingham to Manchester?

On average, a bus ticket from Birmingham to Manchester will cost you £15.88. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £3.37. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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When you're traveling from Birmingham to Manchester, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £15.88. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long will it take me to travel from Birmingham to Manchester by bus?

The average journey time is 2 hrs 37 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 70.55 mi from Birmingham to Manchester. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Birmingham to Manchester to take longer than 2 hrs 37 mins. The journey between Birmingham and Manchester by bus usually takes 2 hrs 37 mins to cover a distance of 70.55 mi. The shortest journey from Birmingham to Manchester will take you 1 hr 45 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Manchester quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many times a day do departures from Birmingham leave for Manchester?

The exact number of journeys from Birmingham to Manchester can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 62 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Birmingham to Manchester. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Birmingham to Manchester varies, but in general, you can expect to find 46 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 16 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Birmingham to Manchester. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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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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.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board FlixBus and National Express from Birmingham to Manchester
Compare services on board when travelling from Birmingham to Manchester by bus.
Facilities FlixBus National Express
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Birmingham to Manchester CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
7.95kg
Bus
8.52kg
Flight
22.71kg
Car
18.17kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Birmingham to Manchester?
A bus ticket from Birmingham to Manchester is £15.88. 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 £3.37.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Birmingham to Manchester?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Manchester is £3.37. 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 Birmingham and Manchester by bus?
Birmingham to Manchester is 70.55 mi.
How long does the bus between Birmingham and Manchester take?
Birmingham to Manchester is on average 2 hrs 37 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 45 mins.
Which companies operate from Birmingham to Manchester?
The bus journey from Birmingham to Manchester is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus and National Express.
How many bus connections per day go from Birmingham to Manchester?
Birmingham to Manchester has 62 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Birmingham to Manchester leave?
The earliest bus from Birmingham to Manchester departs at 02:00. 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 Birmingham to Manchester depart?
The latest bus from Birmingham to Manchester departs at 23:55. 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 Birmingham 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 £3.37 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.
From which stations can I leave from Birmingham to Manchester?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Birmingham to go to Manchester. You can go from Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Coach Station, Five Ways and Birmingham Moor Street and you can arrive at Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Arena and Manchester Coach Station.
How many direct connections depart from Birmingham to Manchester?
There are on average 46 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Manchester.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Manchester by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Birmingham and Manchester is 1 hr 45 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Birmingham to Manchester?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Birmingham and Manchester.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Manchester by bus?
The bus journey from Birmingham to Manchester creates 8.52kg of CO2 emissions.

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