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Manchester to Birmingham bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€5.41
Shortest Duration2h 0m
Trips per day5
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How to book cheap Manchester to Birmingham bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Manchester to Birmingham is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Manchester to Birmingham were €8.32. By booking 13 days out, tickets are on average €4.16 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Manchester to Birmingham?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Manchester to Birmingham by bus is at 11:00 on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 02:00 on Monday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

National Express from Manchester to Birmingham has the most daily schedules

On average there are 5 bus trips per day. National Express has the most options for departures from Manchester to Birmingham, with an average of 5 trips per day and 71 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Manchester to Birmingham. Of the 5 trips there are 2 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

1 carriers offer Manchester to Birmingham bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Manchester to Birmingham from €5.41. There are 5 National Express schedules from Manchester to Birmingham and you can expect on average to pay €14.97 for a National Express ticket to Birmingham. In Manchester, National Express departs to Birmingham from Manchester Airport and 4 other stations. In Birmingham, National Express arrives at Birmingham Rd and 3 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Manchester to Birmingham takes 3 hours and 56 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Birmingham in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay €15.92 for a weekend getaway trip to Birmingham.

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Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 5 stations that have bus departures from Manchester. Most bus trips to Birmingham will depart from Manchester Airport, Broadway, Failsworth, Manchester (Miles Platting), Manchester Coach Station.
  • Manchester Airport
  • Broadway
  • Failsworth
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Manchester Coach Station
bus trips arrive in Birmingham at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are travelling with. Birmingham Rd, National Express Station, Hagley Rd W, Hagley Rd Five Ways are the main bus stations in Birmingham for trips arriving from Manchester.
  • Birmingham Rd
  • National Express Station
  • Hagley Rd W
  • Hagley Rd Five Ways