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Trip Manchester Bristol

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Manchester to Bristol


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How to get from Manchester to Bristol?

We are suggesting 7 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Bristol. 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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  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey Manchester Bristol 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 Bristol on a map as well as the route Manchester Bristol and the different connecting points (Bristol Coach Station, Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station, Lawrence Hill Railway Station, Stapleton Road Railway Station, Bristol UWE Coach Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
  • Search for a hotel in Bristol

All modes of transport Manchester Bristol

For your trip from Manchester (England, United Kingdom) to Bristol (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 Manchester Bristol is a direct bound.
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).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Manchester-Bristol that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of MegaBus or National Express 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.
The direct flight Manchester > Bristol will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
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.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Manchester-Bristol.

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Bristol?

Railway companies
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Manchester-Bristol with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bristol Temple Meads at arrival (0.6 mi from centre)
First Great Western transports passengers on a rail line from Cheltenham to Bristol with the train which leaves Cheltenham Spa station to arrive at Bristol Temple Meads railway station (England United Kingdom)
Arriva Trains Wales operates the train journey Manchester-Newport with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Newport (South Wales) at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
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)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Bristol (England United Kingdom)
National Express 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 Bristol where the coach will drop you off at Bristol station situated at about 0.3 mi from Bristol city centre.
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Bristol (141.1 mi)

Stop cities from Manchester or cities to visit near Bristol

When travelling from Bristol to Manchester by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Cheltenham located at 110 mi from Manchester and 38 mi away from Bristol, Birmingham situated at 71 mi from Manchester and at approximately 78 mi from Bristol, Wolverhampton located at 63 mi from Manchester and 81 mi away from Bristol, Newport situated at 135 mi from Manchester and at approximately 20 mi from Bristol (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Bristol 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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