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Best price £ 6.04
Journey duration 5 h 34 min
Connections per day 8
First departure 01:20
Last departure 16:40
Distance 57.8 mi

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How much do bus tickets from Nottingham to Manchester cost?

The prices for bus tickets from Nottingham to Manchester vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Nottingham to Manchester will cost £ 6.04. The average bus ticket price is approximately £ 14.88. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

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How long does the journey from Nottingham to Manchester take by bus?

The journey between Nottingham and Manchester runs for about 58.4 mi and usually takes approximately 5 h 34 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 3 h. If you are trying to get from Nottingham to Manchester as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the departures from Nottingham to Manchester?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Nottingham to Manchester leaving at 01:20. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 16:40.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 journeys from Nottingham to Manchester take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from Nottingham 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 8 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including National Express. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 59 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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham to Manchester varies, but in general, you can expect to find 1 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 7 journeys with one change or more.