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Sheffield - Manchester Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 21 intercity buses per day from Sheffield to Manchester. Traveling by bus from Sheffield to Manchester usually takes around 3 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance33 mi (52 km)
Shortest duration2h 30m
Cheapest price$15.21
Most frequent serviceNational Express
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How much is a bus ticket from Sheffield to Manchester?

$16.65 is the average price of a bus ticket from Sheffield to Manchester. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Sheffield to Manchester by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around C$19 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Sheffield to Manchester?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Sheffield to Manchester. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express213h 32m$18.36
  • National Express

    National Express

    National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sheffield to Manchester during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Sheffield to Manchester?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 52 kilometers from Sheffield to Manchester. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Manchester at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 Sheffield?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sheffield to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from Sheffield to Manchester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Sheffield to Manchester; ticket prices start at $7.57.

City Information

Sheffield

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Sheffield is also known as the Steel City, mainly for its many innovations during the 19th-century Industrial Revolution. Flash forward to today, and Sheffield is where you'll find modern cityscapes set against beautiful green backdrops; a standout is Peak District National Park.

Paying homage to the city's history, many streets feature steel art structures, and the local museums explore the city's contributions to Britain's steel industry. Sheffield's food scene boasts a plethora of restaurants, microbreweries, and pubs all around. Top picks include Steam Yard, Silversmiths, and Kommune, all located at the city center.

The most prominent landmarks in Sheffield are the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Cathedral, Winter Garden, and the Kelham Island Museum. For family fun, check out the Weston Park Museum, Tropical Butterfly House, and Whirlow Hall Farm.

Two trains can take you to Sheffield: Northern Rail and CrossCountry. If you prefer to take the bus, service is available with Megabus and FlixBus.

Manchester

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Most recognizable for its world-famous football team, Manchester is a modern, vibrant city with a diverse range of attractions that will appeal to explorers of all kinds. Often referred to as "The Capital of the North," Manchester is also known for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Visitors can relive this booming era by taking a trip to the Science and Industry Museum to see how this previously small town changed the world's ideas of industry and manufacturing forever. These days, Manchester is famous for its music and art scene, with it being the birthplace of bands like The Smiths and Oasis.

Art and music-lovers may want to visit Afflecks, a vast and eclectic emporium of all things indie and grunge, to purchase records, artwork, and memorabilia, among many other things. Manchester is also home to 15 parks and gardens, with Fletcher Moss Park and Botanical Gardens among the most popular. This park provides a beautiful setting for picnics and scenic walks, perfect for when you need an escape from the bustling city.

And if you really are only here for Man U, both Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium are stops on our itinerary to visit every premier league stadium in England.

With three large train stations—Piccadilly, Oxford Road, and Victoria—Manchester is easily accessible via rail. National Express and Megabus coaches also allow access from all over the country. In addition, Manchester Airport houses three large terminals, which provide global entry to the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sheffield?

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Main departure station: Meadowhall Interchange

Meadowhall Interchange is located in northeast Sheffield and consists of a train station, tram stop, and bus/coach station. Pedestrian footbridges connect the bus station building, train platforms, park and ride lot, and tram stop to the Meadowhall shopping center across the River Don. The bus station building offers amenities, including fast food and restrooms; FlixBus, National Express, and Megabus coaches board in the bus lanes outside of this building. The train platforms serve Northern and TransPennine rail routes, and the tram connects Meadowhall with the center of Sheffield.

All bus stations in Sheffield:

  • Meadowhall Interchange

  • Coach Station

Where does the bus arrive in Manchester?

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Main arrival station: Manchester Coach Station

A short walk from the city center, Manchester Coach Station is located on Chorlton Street on the ground floor of a multistory parking garage. It has basic facilities including restrooms, food kiosks, and a small newsagent. The station's shops are open between 06:30 am and 7:00 pm each day. Neighboring streets offer several bars and other food options. As a major hub for National Express, this station is the departing point for trips to Birmingham, London, Northern Ireland, and Ireland. Local buses depart from streetside shelters outside the station.

Bus stations in Manchester:

  • Manchester Coach Station

  • Manchester Airport

  • Queens Road (Stop B)

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