Find bus tickets from Bristol to Manchester
Bristol to Manchester bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||4h 10m|
|Trips per day||27|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus 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 bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus 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 bus ticket from Bristol to Manchester?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €33.46 was the low point for bus fares from Bristol to Manchester. Buses from Manchester to Bristol are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €33.46 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 bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 141 miles (227 kilometers) from Bristol, BST to Manchester, MAN. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 10 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus 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 bus 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 buses leave Bristol?
The first bus leaves at 05:00 and the last bus leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all buses from Bristol to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 27 scheduled buses that travel from Bristol to Manchester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Bristol to Manchester; ticket prices start at €50.54.
What bus companies travel from Bristol to Manchester?
Where does the bus leave from in Bristol?
Buses to Manchester leave from multiple locations in Bristol, Bristol, City of. These are the 6 most popular bus stations:
- Bristol Airport
- Bond St
- Coach Station
- University of W England E Gate
Where does the bus arrive in Manchester?
Buses arrive in Manchester at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Manchester, Manchester:
- Manchester Airport
- Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
- Manchester Coach Station
- Manchester (Miles Platting)
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