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Cheapest price$6.54
Fastest time1h 35m
Trips per day7
bus carriers2
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How to book cheap Birmingham to Manchester bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Birmingham to Manchester is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Birmingham to Manchester were $9.40. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average $12.97 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Birmingham to Manchester?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Birmingham to Manchester by bus is on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Friday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

National Express from Birmingham to Manchester has the most daily schedules

On average there are 7 bus trips per day. National Express has the most options for departures from Birmingham to Manchester, with an average of 4 trips per day and 17 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers currently travel from Birmingham to Manchester. Of the 7 trips there are 8 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Birmingham to Manchester starts at $17.36.

2 carriers offer Birmingham to Manchester bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Birmingham to Manchester from $6.54. There are 8 Megabus schedules from Birmingham to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $12.57 for a Megabus ticket to Manchester. In Birmingham, Megabus departs to Manchester from Brunel St and no other station. In Manchester, Megabus arrives at Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) and 1 other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Birmingham to Manchester takes 2 hours and 12 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Manchester in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay $15.30 for a weekend getaway trip to Manchester.

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Avg. Time
2h 12m
Avg. Price
$12.57

National Express

Book National Express from Birmingham to Manchester from $9.97. There are 4 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $16.74 for a National Express ticket to Manchester. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Manchester from Birmingham Rd and 2 other stations. In Manchester, National Express arrives at Broadway and 3 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Manchester takes 3 hours and 44 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Manchester in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $18.76 for a weekend getaway trip to Manchester.

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Avg. Time
3h 44m
Avg. Price
$16.74
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have bus departures from Birmingham. Most bus trips to Manchester will depart from Birmingham Rd, Brunel St, National Express Station, Hall Green Station.
  • Birmingham Rd
  • Brunel St
  • National Express Station
  • Hall Green Station
bus trips arrive in Manchester at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are travelling with. Shudehill Interchange (Stand G), Broadway, Failsworth, Manchester Coach Station, Manchester (Miles Platting), Manchester Airport are the main bus stations in Manchester for trips arriving from Birmingham.
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Broadway
  • Failsworth
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Manchester Airport