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Bus Manchester to Bournemouth: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much does it cost to get from Manchester to Bournemouth by bus?

When you're traveling from Manchester to Bournemouth, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 2,083.63. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 13.85, 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.

Manchester to Bournemouth by bus

Best price £ 13.85
Journey duration 8 h 15 min
Connections per day 19
First departure 00:10
Last departure 23:50
Distance 191.4 mi
Departure Manchester
Arrival Bournemouth
Carriers Megabus, National Express

Route Summary by Bus

Minimum price
£ 13.85
Maximum price
£ 17,230

Manchester - Bournemouth


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Cheapest tickets for

By Train

£ 144.90

Friday, June 24th 2022
Cross Country-logo
Manchester Piccadilly - Bournemouth
13:27 - 18:17
Cross Country
4h 50min
CO2: 0.88kg
By Bus

£ 49.85

Friday, June 24th 2022
National Express-logo
Manchester Central Bus Station - Westbourne
16:00 - 00:25
National Express
8h 25min
1 changes
CO2: 10.84kg

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

The journey from Manchester to Bournemouth covers a distance of 191.4 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 8 h 15 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 h 5 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 Bournemouth faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the departures from Manchester to Bournemouth?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Manchester to Bournemouth leaving at 00:10. 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 times a day do departures from Manchester leave for Bournemouth?

On average, there are 19 daily departures from Manchester to Bournemouth. 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 42 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include 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 6 departures from Manchester which travel directly to Bournemouth. There are 13 journeys with one change or more.


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