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How to get to Manchester by coach

Routes146
Trips per day647
coach lines4
Stations5
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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.

What coach companies travel to Manchester, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Manchester is accessible by coach from 146 other cities. You can choose from 647 daily scheduled trips when you search for coaches to Manchester on Wanderu. National Express usually has the most coaches on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Manchester are also available..

Coach companies serving Manchester

CoachRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express1296h 58m£24.20
Megabus323h 37m£14.36
FlixBus256h 7m£9.68
Sindbad31d 8h 42m£101.34

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a coach ticket to Manchester?

£2.46 is the cheapest price for a coach ticket to Manchester, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Manchester. In the last month, coaches from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester had the lowest average price at £2.49. The coach from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the coach station in Manchester, United Kingdom?

The busiest coach station in Manchester is Manchester Coach Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular coach stations in Manchester are:

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

What is the closest airport to Manchester, MAN?

The closest airport to Manchester is Manchester Airport (MAN), it is located 8.9 miles from the city center of Manchester.

Is Manchester a popular coach travel destination?

Manchester is the most popular coach destination in Manchester. It also ranks number 209 in United Kingdom. Manchester has the most coach connections in the region. There are 212 coach schedules arriving in Manchester each day.

What is the population of Manchester?

The population of Manchester is 395515. Manchester ranks number 1 in terms of population in Manchester and number 48 in all of United Kingdom.

What type of traveler does Manchester attract?

Traveling by coach is very popular with those going to visit their friends in Manchester. With good deals available and ability to plan last minute, a coach ticket to Manchester is the best way to get some facetime with your friends and with great coach locations in Manchester you'll arrive near the action ready to hit the town with your friends.

What coach station is located closest to the city center of Manchester?

The closest coach station to the city center of Manchester is Manchester Coach Station, located just 0.3 miles away. Select Manchester Coach Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Manchester. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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