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Bristol to Manchester coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£15.43
Shortest Duration4h 10m
Trips per day27
Coach lines2
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach 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 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 Bristol to Manchester?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £31.50 was the low point for coach fares from Bristol to Manchester. Coaches from Manchester to Bristol are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £31.50 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 5 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 141 miles (227 kilometers) from Bristol to Manchester. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 10 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 Bristol?

The first coach leaves at 05:00 and the last coach leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all coaches from Bristol to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 27 scheduled coaches that travel from Bristol to Manchester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Bristol to Manchester; ticket prices start at £47.58.

What coach companies travel from Bristol to Manchester?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Bristol to Manchester. Of these two services, National Express usually offers more choice, with 17 coach trips per day.
CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus104h 40m£19.88
National Express177h 15m£45.17

Where does the coach leave from in Bristol?

Coaches to Manchester leave from multiple locations in Bristol, Bristol, City of. These are the 6 most popular coach stations:

  • Bristol Airport
  • Bond St
  • Coach Station
  • University of W England E Gate
  • Nailsea

Where does the coach arrive in Manchester?

Coaches arrive in Manchester at 6 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Manchester, Manchester:

  • Manchester Airport
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Broadway
  • Failsworth

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