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Bristol, BST to Manchester, MAN bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$19.28
Shortest Duration4h 10m
Trips per day27
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Bristol, BST to Manchester, MAN cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Bristol to Manchester were $39.35.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Bristol to Manchester is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Bristol, BST to Manchester, MAN?

The distance between Bristol and Manchester is approximately 140.83 miles, or 226.59 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 10 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 Bristol to Manchester?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Bristol, BST to Manchester, MAN by bus is usually on Saturday. 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. Saturday 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 Bristol to Manchester?

On average there are 27 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Bristol, BST to Manchester, MAN, with an average of 17 trips per day and 17 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Bristol to Manchester. Of the 27 trips there are 12 trips that are direct connections to Manchester.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Bristol, BST to Manchester, MAN start at $59.44.

2 carriers offer Bristol, BST to Manchester, MAN bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Bristol to Manchester from $19.28. There are 10 trips per day offered by Megabus from Bristol to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $24.83 for a Megabus ticket to Manchester. In Bristol, Megabus departs to Manchester from Bond St and one other station. In Manchester, Megabus arrives at Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) and one other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Bristol to Manchester takes 4 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Manchester in 4 hours and 10 minutes,

Avg. Time
4h 40m
Avg. Price
$24.83

National Express

Book National Express from Bristol to Manchester from $24.37. There are 17 trips per day offered by National Express from Bristol to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $56.43 for a National Express ticket to Manchester. In Bristol, National Express departs to Manchester from Bristol Airport and 2 other stations. In Manchester, National Express arrives at Manchester Airport and 4 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Bristol to Manchester takes 7 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Manchester in 4 hours and 10 minutes,

Avg. Time
7h 15m
Avg. Price
$56.43

Plan your next adventure

There are 5 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Manchester will depart from these stations in Bristol:
  • Bristol Airport
  • Bond St
  • Coach Station
  • University of W England E Gate
  • Nailsea
Buses arrive in Manchester at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Manchester for trips arriving from Bristol:
  • Manchester Airport
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Broadway
  • Failsworth

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