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Manchester, MAN to Birmingham, BIR bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$4.90
Shortest Duration1h 35m
Trips per day29
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Manchester to Birmingham were $10.00.

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

How long is the bus ride from Manchester to Birmingham?

The distance between Manchester and Birmingham 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 34 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 day to travel by bus from Manchester to Birmingham?

The busiest day of the week to travel by bus from Manchester to Birmingham is on Friday. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Thursday is typically when buses are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a bus on Thursday is the way to go.

What bus companies travel from Manchester to Birmingham?

On average there are 29 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Manchester, MAN to Birmingham, BIR, with an average of 19 trips per day and 19 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Manchester to Birmingham. Of the 29 trips there are 22 trips that are direct connections to Birmingham.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Manchester, MAN to Birmingham, BIR start at $14.30.

2 carriers offer Manchester, MAN to Birmingham, BIR bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Manchester to Birmingham from $4.90. There are 19 trips per day offered by Megabus from Manchester to Birmingham and you can expect on average to pay $7.93 for a Megabus ticket to Birmingham. In Manchester, Megabus departs to Birmingham from Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) and 2 other stations. In Birmingham, Megabus arrives at Brunel St,

An average trip on Megabus from Manchester to Birmingham takes 2 hours and 6 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Birmingham in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

Avg. Time
2h 6m
Avg. Price
$7.93

National Express

Book National Express from Manchester to Birmingham from $12.27. There are 10 trips per day offered by National Express from Manchester to Birmingham and you can expect on average to pay $15.28 for a National Express ticket to Birmingham. In Manchester, National Express departs to Birmingham from Manchester Airport, In Birmingham, National Express arrives at National Express Station and 4 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Manchester to Birmingham takes 3 hours and 29 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Birmingham in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

Avg. Time
3h 29m
Avg. Price
$15.28
There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Birmingham will depart from these stations in Manchester:
  • Manchester Airport
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Corporation St
Buses arrive in Birmingham at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Birmingham for trips arriving from Manchester:
  • Brunel St
  • Hagley Rd Five Ways
  • Hall Green Station
  • Hagley Rd W
  • Birmingham Rd
  • National Express Station

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