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Trip Manchester Birmingham

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling from Manchester to Birmingham

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How to get from Manchester to Birmingham?

We are suggesting 15 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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All modes of transport Manchester Birmingham

For your trip from Manchester (England, United Kingdom) to Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 70 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Manchester Birmingham is a direct bound.
Trains of CrossCountry to Birmingham leave from Manchester Piccadilly railway station in Manchester. Arrival in Birmingham will take place at Birmingham International station (8.1 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Manchester-Birmingham that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Manchester. The bus will drop you off at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham, 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 Birmingham.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Manchester-Birmingham.

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)

Stop cities from Manchester or cities to visit near Birmingham

When travelling from Birmingham to Manchester by carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Wolverhampton located at 63 mi from Manchester and 12 mi away from Birmingham, Stockport situated at 6 mi from Manchester and at approximately 65 mi from Birmingham (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Birmingham or back to Manchester, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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