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Manchester to Bristol

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

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How to go from Manchester to Bristol ?

Trip Manchester Bristol

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

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.

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.

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 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.
  • These are professional drivers who will drive you to Bristol safely and confidently.
  • 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 modern buses that operate the line Manchester Bristol have toilets and comfortable reclining seats in order to make you travel in optimal conditions.

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

Departure bus stations in Manchester

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Manchester at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. The name of the destination 'Bristol' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. 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.

  • Manchester

Arrival bus stations in Bristol

When you arrive in Bristol, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Bristol

Train Manchester to 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.

Manchester Bristol railways companies

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

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Bristol

  • Bristol Temple Meads

Cheap flights from Manchester to Bristol

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

  • Book your Manchester Bristol flight well in advance to get the best prices. With few exceptions, prices increase as you get closer to the departure date in order to save seats for business customers who book late and are keen to pay more.
  • Prefer flying to Bristol on a weekday (Monday to Thursday) and be flexible. Fares are different whether the flight is scheduled early in the morning or late in the evening. It is thus recommended to have an important degree of flexibility.

Which airlines operate the Manchester to Bristol flights ?

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

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Destination airport in Bristol

  • BRS Bristol

Carpool from Manchester to Bristol

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Manchester-Bristol with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

On the contrary to other means of transportation, carsharing doesn't provide to travellers a defined scheduled. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-Bristol rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Bristol.

When you book a ride between Manchester Bristol, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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