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Bristol-Manchester Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Bristol to Manchester?

Lowest Price€50.14
Fastest Train3h 0m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train 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 train 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, train 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Bristol to Manchester?

In the last month, €88.49 was the average price of a train ticket from Bristol, BST to Manchester, MAN. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Bristol to Manchester?

The distance between Bristol and Manchester is approximately 141 miles, or 227 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Bristol to Manchester are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Bristol at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Bristol to Manchester?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Manchester. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Manchester to Bristol. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Bristol to Manchester for €17.58.

Which train should you take from Bristol to Manchester?

There are 3 train lines with service from Bristol, Bristol, City of to Manchester, Manchester. CrossCountry + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry53h 3m€89.73
CrossCountry + Connections103h 46m€88.29
Great Western Railway + Connections13h 45m€100.67

Where is the train station in Bristol?

There is one train station in Bristol:

  • Bristol Temple Meads

Where is the train station in Manchester?

Manchester receives travelers from Bristol at its two active train stations:

  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Airport

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