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Bristol to Manchester

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

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How to go from Bristol to Manchester ?

Trip Bristol Manchester

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance141 mi
Direct lineYes

You've chosen Manchester as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from Bristol and how to find the best Bristol to Manchester transport deals? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for flights, trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Manchester from Bristol Fill in the date of your trip to Manchester and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Bristol - Manchester offer that suits you best.

To reach your destination from Bristol, you will travel with CrossCountry, Blablacar, National Express, Northern Rail, First TransPennine Express, Arriva Trains Wales, East Midlands Trains or Virgin Trains by buses, carpooling, trains or flights.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Bristol to Manchester bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Bristol to Manchester, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Bristol and Manchester and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Manchester.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Bristol Manchester route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • The new buses used by National Express and MegaBus are greener than the use of carpooling and even more than your personal car. The road Bristol Manchester is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • The coaches operating the Bristol Manchester line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.
  • You will travel from Bristol to Manchester on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.

What are the bus companies operating the Bristol Manchester ?

The bus service between the city of Bristol and Manchester is operating by multiple coach companies: MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus Bristol ManchesterNational Express Bristol Manchester

Departure bus stations in Bristol

It is recommended that you arrive at the Bristol bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. In general, the destination 'Manchester' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Bristol

Bus stops at arrival in Manchester

As soon as the coach stops at Manchester, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Manchester

Train Bristol to Manchester

Is it possible to go directly by train from Bristol to Manchester?

Indeed, the cities of Manchester and Bristol are linked with a direct train connection. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Bristol-Manchester train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Bristol Manchester

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Bristol and Manchester with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Bristol Manchester train companies

The train company that operates this journey is CrossCountry.
CrossCountry Bristol Manchester

Railway stations from Bristol

  • Bristol Temple Meads

Arrival train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Victoria

Cheap flights from Bristol to Manchester

Here's a few tips that can be useful to help you get the best deals to fly from Bristol to Manchester:

  • Book your Bristol Manchester flight well in advance to get the best prices. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Manchester. Prices change all the time and are different one day to the next. Having some flexibility will be an important asset.

Which airlines operate the Bristol to Manchester flights ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: Aurigny Air Services.
Aurigny Air Services Bristol Manchester

Departure airport in Bristol

  • BRS Bristol

Destination airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Carpool from Bristol to Manchester

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Bristol-Manchester car journeys with others. Instead of driving alone the car from Bristol to Manchester, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for Bristol-Manchester rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). Good option for lastminute stay in Manchester!

When you book a ride between Bristol Manchester, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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