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Manchester to Bath

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3 suggested routes to go from Manchester to Bath by flight, train, car, bus

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How to get from Manchester to Bath?

We are suggesting 3 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Bath. 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 Manchester-Bath

For your trip from Manchester (England, United Kingdom) to Bath (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 145 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.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Manchester to Bath without changing trains but some trains run on lines Manchester-Bristol and Bristol-Bath allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of CrossCountry to Bristol leave from Manchester Piccadilly railway station in Manchester. Arrival in Bristol will take place at Bristol Temple Meads station (0.6 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Bristol where the train operated by South West Trains, CrossCountry or First Great Western leave for Bath.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Bath from Manchester without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Manchester-Bristol and Bristol-Bath.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Manchester. The bus will drop you off at Bristol bus station (0.3 mi from Bristol, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Manchester bus station (0.2 mi from Manchester) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Bristol. Once arrived in Bristol, take another coach of National Express that will take you to Bath bus station (England United Kingdom).
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Manchester-Bristol will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by bus in order to cover the entire trip.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Bath from Manchester. You can take the flight Manchester-Bristol and complete the other part of your journey traveling by bus.
Leave Manchester and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Manchester International MAN airport, 9.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Bristol (Bristol airport, IATA code: BRS) operated by Aurigny Air Services.

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Bath?

Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Bristol (141.1 mi)
Railway companies
South West Trains provides a rail connection Bristol-Bath with the train from Bristol Temple Meads railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bath Spa at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on the rail lines from Manchester to Bristol with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Bristol Temple Meads railway station (England United Kingdom) and Bristol-Bath with the train from Bristol Temple Meads railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bath Spa at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
First Great Western operates the train journey from Bristol to Bath with the train which leaves Bristol Temple Meads station to arrive at Bath Spa railway station (England United Kingdom)
Bus companies
National Express operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Bristol (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Bristol (serving Bristol bus station at 0.3 mi from centre) and the city of Bath where the coach will drop you off at Bath station situated at about 0.2 mi from Bath city centre.
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Bristol (England United Kingdom)
Aurigny Air Services carries out a flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to Bristol (arrival at Bristol BRS airport)
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