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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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How to travel from Manchester to Birmingham ?

Trip Manchester Birmingham

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance70 mi
Direct lineYes

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Manchester to Birmingham? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

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

To reach your destination from Manchester, you will travel with CrossCountry, National Express, Virgin Trains, Arriva Trains Wales, London Midland, MegaBus, East Midlands Trains or Northern Rail by buses, carpooling or trains.

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

Manchester to Birmingham bus

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

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Birmingham and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. 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.
  • Travelling by bus is more environmentally friendly than the use of one's personal car because of the modernization of MegaBus or National Express coach fleets. Running a bus doesn't require building other infrastructures either: the road Manchester Birmingham is already built and shared by others.
  • During the trip Manchester Birmingham, 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.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 70 mi trip.

Coach companies on the Manchester Birmingham trip

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

National Express Manchester BirminghamMegaBus Manchester Birmingham

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. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Birmingham' 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.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Birmingham

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

  • Birmingham

Train Manchester to Birmingham

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

Indeed, the cities of Birmingham and Manchester are linked with a direct train connection. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Birmingham and there may be fewer direct trains from Manchester 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

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

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Birmingham

  • Birmingham International
  • Birmingham New Street

Carpool from Manchester to Birmingham

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Manchester-Birmingham car journeys with others. 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 Manchester-Birmingham rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Birmingham.

When you are about to book a Manchester-Birmingham 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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