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Manchester to Birmingham

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

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Trip Manchester Birmingham

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance70 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from Manchester to Birmingham?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling to plan your trip Manchester Birmingham. 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:
  • Sort results depending on the mode of transportation (train, bus, carpooling).
  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey Manchester Birmingham by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
  • Locate cities of Manchester and Birmingham on a map as well as the route Manchester Birmingham and the different connecting points (Birmingham International Railway Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Birmingham Airport Coach Station, Birmingham New Street Railway Station, Perry Barr Coach Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Birmingham?

Railway companies
First TransPennine Express provides a rail connection Manchester-Stockport with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Stockport at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line from Manchester to Birmingham with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Birmingham International railway station (England United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains operates the train journey Wolverhampton-Birmingham with the train from Wolverhampton railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Birmingham International at arrival (8.1 mi from centre)
Arriva Trains Wales provides a rail connection from Wolverhampton to Birmingham with the train which leaves Wolverhampton station to arrive at Birmingham International railway station (England United Kingdom)
Northern Rail transports passengers on a rail line Manchester-Stockport with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Stockport at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
London Midland operates the train journey from Wolverhampton to Birmingham with the train which leaves Wolverhampton station to arrive at Birmingham New Street railway station (England United Kingdom)
East Midlands Trains provides a rail connection Manchester-Stockport with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Stockport at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Birmingham (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Birmingham where the coach will drop you off at Birmingham station situated at about 0.5 mi from Birmingham city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Birmingham (70.8 mi)

All modes of transport Manchester-Birmingham

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Manchester to Birmingham bus

This coach route is operated without any change between Manchester to Birmingham

Going by bus from Manchester to Birmingham may not be so obvious to you. To encourage you to take the bus to Birmingham, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Manchester and Birmingham to offer cheaper fares.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 70 mi trip.
  • You are driven to Birmingham by professional and experienced drivers which inspires confidence and security!

Bus stops in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. The name of the destination 'Birmingham' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of MegaBus or National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Birmingham

In Birmingham, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Birmingham

Coach companies on the Manchester Birmingham trip

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Manchester Birmingham with direct service.

National Express Manchester BirminghamMegaBus Manchester Birmingham

Carpool from Manchester to Birmingham

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Manchester-Birmingham ride. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Before you book your Manchester-Birmingham ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. To avoid any money chats with the drivers, you pay your ride online.

Train Manchester to Birmingham

Is Manchester connected to Birmingham with a direct train?

Yes, it is possible to go from Manchester to Birmingham by train without making any changes. The schedule may vary along the week, and direct trains may only operate on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Birmingham train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity Train Manchester Birmingham

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Manchester-Birmingham route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Manchester Birmingham train companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: CrossCountry.
CrossCountry Manchester Birmingham

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Birmingham

  • Birmingham International
  • Birmingham New Street

 
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