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Birmingham to Manchester

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1 suggested route to go from Birmingham to Manchester by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Birmingham to Manchester ?

Trip Birmingham Manchester

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance70 mi
Direct lineYes

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Birmingham to Manchester? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

On Vivanoda, a unique travel planner that compares and combines trains, carpooling and buses to go to Manchester from Birmingham, you'll save time and money! You just have to specify the departure date to Manchester then let Vivanoda search for you. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

You'll mainly use the trains, carpooling and buses of National Express, Arriva Trains Wales, Blablacar, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail or East Midlands Trains to reach Manchester.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Birmingham to Manchester bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Birmingham and Manchester.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Birmingham and Manchester and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. To encourage you to take the bus to Manchester, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Birmingham Manchester route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • You are driven to Manchester by professional and experienced drivers which inspires confidence and security!
  • During the trip Birmingham Manchester, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • Almost all coaches are equipped with a WiFi connection, which is very welcome to travel the 70 mi of the trip.

What are the bus companies operating the Birmingham Manchester ?

Several bus companies serve the cities of Birmingham and Manchester with direct bus line: National Express and MegaBus.

National Express Birmingham ManchesterMegaBus Birmingham Manchester

Bus stops in Birmingham

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in Birmingham from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Manchester' must be mentioned. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of MegaBus or National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Birmingham

Bus stops at arrival in Manchester

Once the bus has arrived at Manchester, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • Manchester

Train Birmingham to Manchester

Is there a direct train for the Birmingham-Manchester route?

Yes, it is possible to go from Birmingham to Manchester by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Manchester and there may be fewer direct trains from Birmingham on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Birmingham-Manchester train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Birmingham Manchester

The railway station bewteen Birmingham and Manchester are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Birmingham Manchester train companies

These are the 2 railways companies that you may take during your trip to Manchester: Arriva Trains Wales and CrossCountry.
Arriva Trains Wales Birmingham ManchesterCrossCountry Birmingham Manchester

Departure train stations in Birmingham

  • Birmingham International

Railway stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Carpool from Birmingham to Manchester

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Birmingham-Manchester with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Ridesharing doesn't have any scheduled timetable on the contrary to rail, bus or air industry. So, you surely have better chances to get Birmingham-Manchester rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is interesting for lastminute travel to Manchester.

When you are about to book a Birmingham-Manchester ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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