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Bristol to Manchester

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How to get from Bristol to Manchester?

We are suggesting 20 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Bristol Manchester. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Bristol Manchester

For your trip from Bristol (England, United Kingdom) to Manchester (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 141 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Bristol Manchester is a direct bound.
Trains of CrossCountry to Manchester leave from Bristol Temple Meads railway station in Bristol. Arrival in Manchester will take place at Manchester Piccadilly station (0.3 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Bristol-Manchester that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of MegaBus or National Express in Bristol. The bus will drop you off at Manchester bus station (0.2 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Bristol bus station (0.3 mi from Bristol) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Manchester.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Bristol-Manchester.
The direct flight Bristol > Manchester will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Bristol and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Bristol BRS airport, 7.5 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Manchester (Manchester International airport, IATA code: MAN) operated by Aurigny Air Services.

Which carriers to travel between Bristol and Manchester?

Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Bristol-Manchester (141.1 mi)
Railway companies
Northern Rail provides a rail connection Stoke on Trent-Manchester with the train from Stoke On Trent railway station (1.5 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line from Bristol to Manchester with the train which leaves Bristol Temple Meads station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
Arriva Trains Wales operates the train journey Wolverhampton-Manchester with the train from Wolverhampton railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express provides a rail connection from Stockport to Manchester with the train which leaves Stockport station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains transports passengers on a rail line Stoke on Trent-Manchester with the train from Stoke On Trent railway station (1.5 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
East Midlands Trains operates the train journey from Stockport to Manchester with the train which leaves Stockport station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
Airlines
Aurigny Air Services carries out a flight from Bristol BRS airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Bristol to Manchester (arrival at Manchester International MAN airport)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Bristol in Bristol and to the one of Manchester (England United Kingdom)
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Bristol (serving Bristol bus station at 0.3 mi from centre) and the city of Manchester where the coach will drop you off at Manchester station situated at about 0.2 mi from Manchester city centre.

Stop cities from Bristol or cities to visit near Manchester

When travelling from Manchester to Bristol by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Birmingham located at 78 mi from Bristol and 71 mi away from Manchester, Stoke on Trent situated at 111 mi from Bristol and at approximately 32 mi from Manchester, Wolverhampton located at 81 mi from Bristol and 63 mi away from Manchester, Stockport situated at 137 mi from Bristol and at approximately 6 mi from Manchester (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Manchester or back to Bristol, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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