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Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Manchester to Birmingham from various bus operators like National Express, megabus or FlixBus for the next days.
today
from £5
tomorrow
from £5
Wednesday
from £5
Thursday
from £4
Friday
from £4
Saturday
from £4
Sunday
from £4

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    2h 20m
    20:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    22:30
    Birmingham
    Brunel St
    megabus
    Economy
    £5
  • megabus
    2h 20m
    20:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    22:50
    Birmingham
    Brunel St
    megabus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    2h 10m
    16:40
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    18:50
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £6
  • FlixBus
    2h 10m
    17:25
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    19:35
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £6
  • National Express
    2h 40m
    15:15
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    17:55
    Birmingham
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £6

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    2h 45m
    14:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    17:15
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    2h 20m
    15:40
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    18:00
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • National Express
    2h 35m
    08:20
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    10:55
    Birmingham
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £5
  • National Express
    2h 25m
    12:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    14:55
    Birmingham
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £5
  • megabus
    2h 20m
    06:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    09:10
    Birmingham
    Brunel St
    megabus
    Economy
    £5

Cheapest bus trips Wednesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    2h 45m
    07:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    09:55
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    2h 20m
    09:20
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    11:40
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • National Express
    2h 35m
    08:20
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    10:55
    Birmingham
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £5
  • National Express
    2h 25m
    10:00
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    12:25
    Birmingham
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £5
  • megabus
    2h 20m
    06:20
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    08:40
    Birmingham
    Brunel St
    megabus
    Economy
    £5

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    2h 25m
    12:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    14:55
    Birmingham
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £4
  • FlixBus
    2h 45m
    07:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    09:55
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    2h 20m
    09:20
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    11:40
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • National Express
    2h 35m
    08:20
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    10:55
    Birmingham
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £5
  • megabus
    2h 20m
    06:20
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    08:40
    Birmingham
    Brunel St
    megabus
    Economy
    £5

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    2h 20m
    03:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) Bus Stop
    05:50
    Birmingham
    Brunel St
    megabus
    Economy
    £4
  • megabus
    2h 10m
    00:20
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) Bus Stop
    02:30
    Birmingham
    Brunel St
    megabus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    2h 45m
    07:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    09:55
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    2h 45m
    14:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    17:15
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £6
  • National Express
    2h 10m
    20:45
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    22:55
    Birmingham
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £7

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    2h 20m
    03:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) Bus Stop
    05:50
    Birmingham
    Brunel St
    megabus
    Economy
    £4
  • megabus
    2h 10m
    00:20
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) Bus Stop
    02:30
    Birmingham
    Brunel St
    megabus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    2h 45m
    07:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    09:55
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    2h 10m
    13:40
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    15:50
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £7
  • National Express
    2h 10m
    07:20
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    09:30
    Birmingham
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £7

Cheapest bus trips Sunday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    2h 20m
    03:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) Bus Stop
    05:50
    Birmingham
    Brunel St
    megabus
    Economy
    £4
  • megabus
    2h 10m
    00:20
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) Bus Stop
    02:30
    Birmingham
    Brunel St
    megabus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    2h 45m
    07:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    09:55
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £5
  • FlixBus
    2h 45m
    14:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    17:15
    Birmingham
    Dudley St
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £7
  • National Express
    2h 25m
    15:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    17:55
    Birmingham
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    £7

Frequency of bus connections between Manchester and Birmingham

See here how frequent the connections between Manchester and Birmingham are, during different times and days of the week.
Saturday is the busiest day, with more than 45 daily coaches from Manchester to Birmingham. Monday has instead the fewest connections, with only 18 daily coaches between Manchester and Birmingham.
The busiest time of the day is the Afternoon, with 102 coaches from Manchester to Birmingham, while Night sees the fewest connections between Manchester and Birmingham, with 27 offers.

Facts about coaches from Manchester to Birmingham

Compare all providers like National Express, megabus and FlixBus that travel 35 times every day by bus from Manchester to Birmingham in one click! Book your bus ticket from Manchester to Birmingham starting from £4!

Cheapest Bus £4
Fastest Bus 1h 50m
Earliest Coach 11:30
Latest Coach 23:40
Daily Bus Connections 35 Ø
Distance 113.1 km
Coach Companies National Express, megabus and FlixBus

Cheapest coach connections from Manchester to Birmingham

Every day, 35 buses from 3 coach companies leave Manchester for Birmingham: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 20/05/2024 and for the following days.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 20/05
£5
Tuesday 21/05
£5
Wednesday 22/05
£5
Thursday 23/05
£5
Friday 24/05
£5
Saturday 25/05
£5
Sunday 26/05
£5
Monday 27/05
£5
Tuesday 28/05
£6
Wednesday 29/05
£4
Thursday 30/05
£5
Friday 31/05
£5
Saturday 01/06
£5
Sunday 02/06
£6
Monday 03/06
£4
Tuesday 04/06
£5
Wednesday 05/06
£5
Thursday 06/06
£5
Friday 07/06
£4
Saturday 08/06
£4
Sunday 09/06
£4
Monday 10/06
£5
Tuesday 11/06
£5
Wednesday 12/06
£5
Thursday 13/06
£5
Friday 14/06
£4
Saturday 15/06
£4
Sunday 16/06

The cheapest time to travel from Manchester to Birmingham

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Manchester to Birmingham, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from £4, Thursday is the cheapest day for a coach from Manchester to Birmingham. Monday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from £5.
Afternoon is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Manchester to Birmingham, with £4. Evening is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from £5.

How to save money travelling from Manchester to Birmingham

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Manchester to Birmingham in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from Manchester to Birmingham, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later coaches from Manchester to Birmingham are also emptier.

Beloved bus companies from Manchester to Birmingham

These are the most booked bus companies between Manchester to Birmingham from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Manchester and Birmingham

The map below shows you where to find all the bus stations in Manchester and Birmingham.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Manchester to Birmingham

Want to know which seat classes are available on the coaches from Manchester to Birmingham? Or which bus companies serve the route Manchester to Birmingham? Below you will find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Manchester to Birmingham bus

How much does a Manchester - Birmingham coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Manchester - Birmingham bus trip is available from £4 and takes 2h 25m. Compare offers and save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Manchester to Birmingham?

The connection Manchester to Birmingham is offered by 3 companies with ticket prices ranging from £4 to £22. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you will get the cheapest ticket price.

How many connections are available for the Manchester - Birmingham route on average every day?

Each day, the bus route from Manchester to Birmingham is offered by roughly 35 busses. By using our search, you can compare bus schedules and find your ideal trip.

How long does a bus to Birmingham from Manchester take?

The quickest coach from Manchester to Birmingham is provided by National Express and takes 1h 50m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £16. However, keep in mind that the connection can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Manchester to Birmingham?

The earliest bus to Birmingham departs from Manchester at 11:30. In this context, information about departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last coach from Manchester to Birmingham?

The latest bus to Birmingham departs from Manchester at 23:40. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies serve the Manchester - Birmingham route?

Passengers looking to travel from Manchester to Birmingham can travel with National Express, megabus and FlixBus. Compare all available bus tickets with our search to book the trip that works best for you.

Is there a direct bus between Manchester and Birmingham?

You can check all the direct connections between Manchester and Birmingham by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: National Express, megabus and FlixBus.

What can I take with me on the bus to Birmingham from Manchester?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you are allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the bus for the Manchester Birmingham bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a coach that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Manchester Birmingham bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make travelling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Manchester to Birmingham on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Manchester to Birmingham

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

Alternate transport types from Manchester to Birmingham

Did not find the right bus? Here is a selection of alternate transport types from the schedule from Manchester to Birmingham for the next days.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham

Here is a selection of the cheapest trains from the schedule from Manchester to Birmingham for the next days.
  • CrossCountry
    1h 46m
    05:11
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    06:57
    Birmingham
    CrossCountry
    Economy
    from £21
  • Avanti West Coast
    2h 9m
    06:11
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    08:20
    Birmingham
    Avanti West Coast
    Economy
    from £50
  • Transport for Wales
    1h 50m
    16:30
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    18:20
    Birmingham
    Transport for Wales
    Economy
    from £50
  • Northern
    4h 5m
    19:15
    Manchester
    Moston Station
    23:20
    Birmingham
    Northern
    First Class
    from £65

Cheap carpooling from Manchester to Birmingham

Here is a selection of the cheapest carpooling offers from the schedule from Manchester to Birmingham for the next days.
  • BlaBlaCar
    1h 30m
    08:00
    Manchester
    09:30
    Birmingham
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from £13
  • BlaBlaCar
    1h 30m
    21:30
    Manchester
    23:00
    Birmingham
    BlaBlaCar
    Economy
    from £14

More bus routes from Manchester and Birmingham

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Manchester and from Birmingham. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you will find all the details about your bus route!

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