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Bournemouth - Manchester Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity coaches per day from Bournemouth to Manchester. Traveling by coach from Bournemouth to Manchester usually takes around 8 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 8 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance191 mi (308 km)
Shortest duration8h 20m
Cheapest price£21.57
Most frequent serviceNational Express
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Price trends for coaches from Bournemouth to Manchester

Monthly average prices

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What coach companies travel from Bournemouth to Manchester?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Bournemouth to Manchester. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express88h 57m£22.60
  • 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

The coach takes an average of 8 hours and 57 minutes to cover the 191 miles from Bournemouth to Manchester. However, the fastest coach only takes 8 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 07:00. To see the times for all coaches from Bournemouth to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled coaches that travel from Bournemouth 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 coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Bournemouth to Manchester; ticket prices start at £76.73.

City Information

Bournemouth

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Bournemouth, in picturesque Dorset County, is located on the South Coast. As such, you can enjoy several miles' worth of beaches. But aside from the world-class resorts and water activities in Bournemouth, this city also reflects England's rich history, culture, and heritage.

If you're drawn to Bournemouth's museums and galleries, you must visit the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. This museum, styled as an Italian villa, sits atop a cliff, ensuring the views outside are as gorgeous as the art inside. The Poole Museum, housed in a Victorian warehouse, offers impressive exhibits to art, archaeology, pirate, and pottery enthusiasts.

But if you're here for the beach, head straight to the Fisherman's Walk Beach, ideal for relaxation because of its quiet atmosphere. If you'd like to stay in a dog-friendly beach lined with pretty beach huts, then it's Southbourne for you. The Alum Chine Beach is recommended for families because of its pirate-themed playground, ice cream kiosks, and restaurants.

Bournemouth also offers cliff hiking, golfing, bowling, and tennis. Of course, you can also do some watersports on a kayak, paddleboard, or surfboard. Diehard sports fans shouldn't miss the chance to visit Bournemouth's premier league stadium, Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth Airport is about 7 miles from the centre of town. The South Western Railway or CrossCountry trains are available to travel to Bournemouth from Liverpool, Manchester, or other destinations. In addition, Megabus provides coach service in and out of Bournemouth.

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 coach leave from in Bournemouth?

Main departure station: 128A Poole Rd

Bournemouth has two coach stations with service to Manchester.

All coach stations in Bournemouth:

  • 128A Poole Rd

  • Holdenhurst Rd

Where does the coach arrive in Manchester?

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Main arrival station: Manchester Coach Station

A short walk from the city centre, Manchester Coach Station is located on Chorlton Street on the ground floor of a multistory car park. 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. Neighbouring 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.

Coach stations in Manchester:

  • Manchester Coach Station

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