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Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$10.90
Shortest Duration2h 30m
Trips per day12
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent were $11.51.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent?

The distance between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent is approximately 33.15 miles, or 53.34 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 30 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 Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent by bus is usually on Friday. 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. Friday 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 Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent?

On average there are 12 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent, with an average of 12 trips per day and 12 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent. Of the 12 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent start at $6.96.

1 carriers offer Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent from $10.90. There are 12 trips per day offered by National Express from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent and you can expect on average to pay $11.51 for a National Express ticket to Stoke-on-Trent. In Manchester, National Express departs to Stoke-on-Trent from Manchester (Miles Platting) and 2 other stations. In Stoke-on-Trent, National Express arrives at Hanley Bus Station,

An average trip on National Express from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent takes 3 hours and 23 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Stoke-on-Trent in 2 hours and 30 minutes,

Avg. Time
3h 23m
Avg. Price

Plan your next adventure

There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Stoke-on-Trent will depart from these stations in Manchester:
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)
  • Broadway
  • Failsworth
Buses from Manchester arrive in Stoke-on-Trent at one main station:
  • Hanley Bus Station

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