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Best price 4.10 £
Journey duration 3 h
Connections per day 39
First departure 11:40
Last departure 23:50
Distance 113 km

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

When you're traveling from Manchester to Birmingham, you can expect to pay an average of approximately 11.94 £. You might be able to find prices as low as 0.91 £, but it all depends on how you travel. 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.

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Buses from Manchester to Birmingham

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

The journey from Manchester to Birmingham covers a distance of 114. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 2 h 40 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 1 h 25 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Manchester to Birmingham faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Manchester to Birmingham leave?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Manchester to Birmingham leaving at 23:10. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 23:50.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

How many daily journeys are there from Manchester to Birmingham?

On average, there are 27 daily departures from Manchester to Birmingham. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 178 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Megabus and National Express, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 21 departures from Manchester which travel directly to Birmingham. There are 6 journeys with one change or more.