Find bus tickets from Manchester to Bristol
Manchester to Bristol bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||5h 25m|
|Trips per day||7|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Manchester to Bristol 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 Manchester to Bristol?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €37.74 was the low point for bus fares from Manchester to Bristol. Buses from Bristol to Manchester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €37.74 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 6 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 141 miles (227 kilometers) from Manchester, MAN to Bristol, BST. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 25 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?
Because many passengers travel from Manchester to Bristol at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Bristol, book your ticket for the last day of the week.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Manchester?
The first bus leaves at 04:00 and the last bus leaves at 15:00. To see the times for all buses from Manchester to Bristol, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Manchester to Bristol every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Manchester to Bristol; ticket prices start at €74.19.
What bus companies travel from Manchester to Bristol?
There is one bus company that operates from Manchester to Bristol. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|National Express||7||6h 3m||€37.74|
Where does the bus leave from in Manchester?
Most buses depart from the main station in Manchester, Manchester:
- Manchester Coach Station
- Manchester Airport
Where does the bus arrive in Bristol?
All buses from Manchester arrive at one main station in Bristol, Bristol, City of:
- Coach Station
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