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Bournemouth to Manchester coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£45.35
Shortest Duration9h 5m
Trips per day26
Coach lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Bournemouth 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 coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach 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 coach ticket from Bournemouth to Manchester?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £54.99 was the low point for coach fares from Bournemouth to Manchester. Coaches from Manchester to Bournemouth are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £54.99 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 10 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 192 miles (308 kilometers) from Bournemouth to Manchester. However, the fastest coach only takes 9 hours and 5 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Bournemouth?

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 09:00. To see the times for all coaches from Bournemouth to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 26 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 £54.78.

What coach companies travel from Bournemouth to Manchester?

There is one coach company that operates from Bournemouth to Manchester. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by coach. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express2610h 56m£54.99

Where does the coach leave from in Bournemouth?

Coaches to Manchester leave from multiple locations in Bournemouth, Bournemouth. These are the 3 most popular coach stations:

  • Westbourne
  • Bournemouth Bus Station
  • 55 Exeter Rd

Where does the coach arrive in Manchester?

Coaches arrive in Manchester at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Manchester, Manchester:

  • Broadway
  • Failsworth
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)

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