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Bristol-Manchester Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Bristol to Manchester bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$27.47
Fastest time3h 35m
Trips per day7
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bristol 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 Bristol to Manchester?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $33.93 was the low point for bus fares from Bristol to Manchester. Buses from Manchester to Bristol are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $33.93 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. You should book at least 9 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $17.45 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 141 miles (227 kilometers) from Bristol, BST to Manchester, MAN. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 35 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bristol?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bristol to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Bristol to Manchester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Bristol, City of to Manchester without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Bristol to Manchester; ticket prices start at $78.35.

What bus companies travel from Bristol to Manchester?

There is one bus company that operates from Bristol to Manchester. Megabus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus74h 0m$37.87

Where does the bus leave from in Bristol?

Bristol, Bristol, City of has two bus stations with service to Manchester, Manchester:

  • University of W England E Gate
  • Bond St

Where does the bus arrive in Manchester?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Manchester, Manchester:

  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Manchester Airport

Price trends for buses from Bristol to Manchester

Monthly average prices


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