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Birmingham, BIR to Manchester bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$5.22
Shortest Duration1h 35m
Trips per day14
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Birmingham, BIR to Manchester cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Birmingham to Manchester were $8.88.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Manchester is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 1 days out, tickets are on average $3.25 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Birmingham, BIR to Manchester?

The distance between Birmingham and Manchester is approximately 70.30 miles, or 113.11 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses 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 bus 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.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Birmingham, BIR to Manchester by bus is usually on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Birmingham to Manchester?

On average there are 14 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Birmingham, BIR to Manchester, with an average of 11 trips per day and 22 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Birmingham to Manchester. Of the 14 trips there are 12 trips that are direct connections to Manchester.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Birmingham, BIR to Manchester start at $20.40.

2 carriers offer Birmingham, BIR to Manchester bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Birmingham to Manchester from $5.22. There are 11 trips per day offered by Megabus from Birmingham to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $8.58 for a Megabus ticket to Manchester. In Birmingham, Megabus departs to Manchester from Brunel St, In Manchester, Megabus arrives at Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) and one other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Birmingham to Manchester takes 2 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Manchester in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

Avg. Time
2h 8m
Avg. Price
$8.58

National Express

Book National Express from Birmingham to Manchester from $11.76. There are 2.5 trips per day offered by National Express from Birmingham to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $14.76 for a National Express ticket to Manchester. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Manchester from Birmingham Rd, In Manchester, National Express arrives at Manchester Airport and 2 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Manchester takes 3 hours and 50 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Manchester in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

Avg. Time
3h 50m
Avg. Price
$14.76
There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Manchester will depart from these stations in Birmingham:
  • Brunel St
  • Birmingham Rd
Buses arrive in Manchester at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Manchester for trips arriving from Birmingham:
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Manchester Airport
  • Failsworth
  • Broadway

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