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Birmingham-Manchester Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Birmingham to Manchester bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$8.21
Fastest time1h 25m
Trips per day11
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Birmingham to Manchester right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Birmingham to Manchester?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $23.76 was the low point for bus fares from Birmingham to Manchester. Buses from Manchester to Birmingham are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $23.76 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 70 miles (113 kilometers) from Birmingham, BIR to Manchester, MAN. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 25 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Manchester. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Birmingham?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Birmingham to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Birmingham to Manchester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Birmingham to Manchester; ticket prices start at $27.24.

What bus companies travel from Birmingham to Manchester?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Birmingham, Birmingham to Manchester, Manchester. Of these two services, Megabus usually offers more choice, with 10 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus101h 56m$25.89
National Express93h 2m$19.22

Where does the bus leave from in Birmingham?

Buses to Manchester leave from multiple locations in Birmingham, Birmingham. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Brunel St
  • National Express Station
  • Hagley Rd W
  • Hagley Rd Five Ways

Where does the bus arrive in Manchester?

Buses arrive in Manchester at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Manchester, Manchester:

  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Coach Station

Price trends for buses from Birmingham to Manchester

Monthly average prices


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