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Reading to Manchester by bus

The journey from Reading to Manchester by bus is 149.86 mi and takes 6 hrs 25 mins. There are 46 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:50 and the last at 20:50. It is possible to travel from Reading to Manchester by bus for as little as £9.49 or as much as £55.06. The best price for this journey is £9.49.

Lowest Price£9.49
Journey Duration6 hrs 25 mins
Connection per Day46
Lowest Price£9.49
Highest Price£55.06
First Departure00:50
Last Departure20:50
Distance149.86 mi
DepartureReading
ArrivalManchester
CarriersMegabus, National Express

Reading to Manchester Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Reading 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 Reading 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 Reading to Manchester travel

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Reading to Manchester

The cheapest Reading - Manchester bus tickets can be found for as low as £4.55 if you’re lucky, or £19.24 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £41.89.

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, National Express and FlixBus from Reading to Manchester
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Reading to Manchester CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
16.88kg
Bus
18.09kg
Flight
48.24kg
Car
38.59kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Reading to Manchester?
A bus ticket from Reading to Manchester is £28.24. 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 £9.49.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Reading to Manchester?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Reading to Manchester is £9.49. 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 Reading and Manchester by bus?
Reading to Manchester is 149.86 mi.
How long does the bus between Reading and Manchester take?
Reading to Manchester is on average 6 hrs 25 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 55 mins.
Which companies operate from Reading to Manchester?
The bus journey from Reading 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.
How many bus connections per day go from Reading to Manchester?
Reading to Manchester has 46 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Reading to Manchester leave?
The earliest bus from Reading to Manchester departs at 00:50. 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 Reading to Manchester depart?
The latest bus from Reading to Manchester departs at 20:50. 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 Reading 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 £9.49 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 Reading to Manchester?
There are on average 23 direct connection(s) from Reading to go to Manchester.
What's the fastest journey time between Reading to Manchester by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Reading and Manchester is 3 hrs 55 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Reading to Manchester?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Reading and Manchester.
What are the CO2 emissions for Reading to Manchester by bus?
The bus journey from Reading to Manchester creates 18.09kg of CO2 emissions.

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