How to travel from Manchester to Birmingham

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from Manchester to Birmingham

You can get from Manchester to Birmingham by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Manchester to Birmingham on Jan 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:15AMManchester, Airport1h30 11:45AMBirmingham
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07:30PMManchester2h20 09:50PMBirmingham
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06:00PMManchester2h15 08:15PMBirmingham
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09:40AMManchester2h05 11:45AMBirmingham
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04:40PMManchester2h00 06:40PMBirmingham
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Travel Information between Manchester and Birmingham

distanceDistance113 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€7 - €8
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €7 • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • €7 • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 113 km from Manchester to Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €7. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Birmingham

Travel Tips: Travel to Birmingham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Birmingham.

There are 4 ways to get from Manchester to Birmingham: coach, ferry, flight or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Birmingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average €7.

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is generally €1 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average €8 from Manchester to Birmingham.

The fastest way from Manchester to Birmingham is by coach with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Birmingham from Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Birmingham by train can take on average 1 h 40 min.

The Manchester to Birmingham distance is approximately 113 km.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Birmingham is:

  • 18 coaches a day.
  • Around 32 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Manchester to Birmingham as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Birmingham:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Manchester, Coach Station to Birmingham, Brunel Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Birmingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can get you to Birmingham by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Megabus from Manchester to Birmingham for €7 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Birmingham from Manchester with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 18 direct coaches per day with Flixbus or Megabus.
  • You can travel directly by train with Cross Country with 19 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Birmingham as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Manchester to Birmingham.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Birmingham often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Nottingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Birmingham itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Birmingham and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Manchester to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average €7 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average €8 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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