Manchester to Bristol

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Trip Manchester Bristol

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance141 mi
Direct lineYes

How to go from Manchester to Bristol ?

You're planning a trip from Manchester to Bristol and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Manchester Bristol? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for flights, trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Bristol from Manchester Simply enter your travel date to Bristol and Vivanoda does the rest. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of First Great Western, Blablacar, National Express, CrossCountry, Arriva Trains Wales, MegaBus or Aurigny Air Services to reach Bristol.

All modes of transport Manchester-Bristol

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

Manchester to Bristol bus

Are you looking for a bus from Manchester to Bristol? There is indeed a direct bus line that operates this route.

Coach companies on the Manchester Bristol trip

The bus service between the city of Manchester and Bristol is operating by multiple coach companies: National Express and MegaBus.

National Express Manchester BristolMegaBus Manchester Bristol

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Bristol and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. To encourage you to take the bus to Bristol, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • The coaches operating the Manchester Bristol line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.
  • The Manchester Bristol tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • The modern buses that operate the line Manchester Bristol have toilets and comfortable reclining seats in order to make you travel in optimal conditions.

Departure bus stations 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. In general, the destination 'Bristol' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Finally, present your ticket to the staff of MegaBus or National Express who will allow you to put your suitcases in the trunk and then board.

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Arrival bus stations in Bristol

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

  • Bristol

Train Manchester to Bristol

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Bristol

  • Bristol Temple Meads

Manchester Bristol railways companies

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

Is there a direct train bound for Bristol from Manchester?

Yes, it is possible to go from Manchester to Bristol by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Bristol and there may be fewer direct trains from Manchester on certain days. To find the cheapest Manchester-Bristol train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity Train Manchester Bristol

The railway station bewteen Manchester and Bristol are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Cheap flights from Manchester to Bristol

Which airlines operate the Manchester to Bristol flights ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: Aurigny Air Services.
Aurigny Air Services Manchester Bristol

To help you find cheaper flights to fly to Bristol, we wanted to give you a few pieces of advice:

  • Prefer flying to Bristol on a weekday (Monday to Thursday) and be flexible. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.
  • It is highly recommended to book your Manchester Bristol flight several weeks (or even months) in advance. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Destination airport in Bristol

  • BRS Bristol

Carpool from Manchester to Bristol

On the contrary to other means of transportation, carsharing doesn't provide to travellers a defined scheduled. This means that when looking for Manchester-Bristol rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Bristol.

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Manchester-Bristol car journeys with others. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Bristol?

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