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Facts about coaches from Reading to Manchester

Compare all providers like megabus and FlixBus that travel 5 times every day by bus from Reading to Manchester in one click! Book your bus ticket from Reading to Manchester starting from £8!

Cheapest Bus £8
Fastest Bus 4h 45m
Earliest Coach 01:05
Latest Coach 11:45
Daily Bus Connections 5 Ø
Distance 240.8 km
Coach Companies megabus and FlixBus

Cheapest coach connections from Reading to Manchester

Every day, 5 buses from 2 coach companies leave Reading for Manchester: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 04/03/2024 and for the following days.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 04/03
£13
Tuesday 05/03
£11
Wednesday 06/03
£13
Thursday 07/03
£11
Friday 08/03
£9
Saturday 09/03
£11
Sunday 10/03
£9
Monday 11/03
£13
Tuesday 12/03
£13
Wednesday 13/03
Thursday 14/03
£8
Friday 15/03
£10
Saturday 16/03
Sunday 17/03
£10
Monday 18/03
£9
Tuesday 19/03
Wednesday 20/03
Thursday 21/03
£8
Friday 22/03
£9
Saturday 23/03
£26
Sunday 24/03
£8
Monday 25/03
£11
Tuesday 26/03
Wednesday 27/03
£11
Thursday 28/03
£8
Friday 29/03
£9
Saturday 30/03
Sunday 31/03

The cheapest time to travel from Reading to Manchester

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Reading to Manchester, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from £8, Saturday is the cheapest day for a coach from Reading to Manchester. Tuesday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from £13.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Reading to Manchester, with £8. Evening is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from £15.

How to save money travelling from Reading to Manchester

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 Reading to Manchester 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 Reading to Manchester, 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 Reading to Manchester are also emptier.

Compare all timetables for the bus from Reading to Manchester

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Reading to Manchester from various bus operators like megabus or FlixBus for the next days.
  • megabus
    7h 25m
    11:45
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    19:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    from £8
  • megabus
    4h 50m
    17:40
    Reading
    Central Station
    22:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    from £9
  • FlixBus
    9h 45m
    04:40
    Reading
    University (Redlands Rd)
    14:25
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £9
  • megabus
    7h 25m
    11:45
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    19:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    from £10
  • FlixBus
    9h 45m
    04:40
    Reading
    University (Redlands Rd)
    14:25
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £10
  • megabus
    7h 25m
    11:45
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    19:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    from £11
  • FlixBus
    9h 45m
    04:40
    Reading
    University (Redlands Rd)
    14:25
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £11
  • megabus
    7h 25m
    11:45
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    19:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    from £13
  • megabus
    4h 45m
    01:05
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    05:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    from £15
  • megabus
    4h 45m
    01:05
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    05:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    from £24

Other coach companies usually available for the Reading - Manchester route

Bus schedules change all the time. The following offers are not available anymore for buses from Reading to Manchester, but may come back in the future. Keep an eye on them!

  • National Express
    7h 25m
    15:00
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    22:25
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Temporarily not available: last found 27/11/2023
    Economy
    from £75

Frequency of bus connections between Reading and Manchester

See here how frequent the connections between Reading and Manchester are, during different times and days of the week.
Friday is the busiest day, with more than 8 daily coaches from Reading to Manchester. Tuesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 3 daily coaches between Reading and Manchester.
The busiest time of the day is the Morning, with 13 coaches from Reading to Manchester, while Evening sees the fewest connections between Reading and Manchester, with 4 offers.

Beloved bus companies from Reading to Manchester

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

All bus stations and stops in Reading and Manchester

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

Service and Comfort on the bus from Reading to Manchester

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

FAQs about the Reading to Manchester bus

How much does a Reading - Manchester coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Reading - Manchester bus trip is available from £8 and takes 7h 25m. Compare offers and save money!

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

The connection Reading to Manchester is offered by 2 companies with ticket prices ranging from £8 to £24. 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 Reading - Manchester route on average every day?

Each day, the bus route from Reading to Manchester is offered by roughly 5 busses. By using our search, you can compare bus schedules and find your ideal trip.

How long does a bus to Manchester from Reading take?

The quickest coach from Reading to Manchester is provided by megabus and takes 4h 45m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £15. However, keep in mind that the connection can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Reading to Manchester?

The earliest bus to Manchester departs from Reading at 01:05. 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 Reading to Manchester?

The latest bus to Manchester departs from Reading at 11:45. 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 Reading - Manchester route?

Passengers looking to travel from Reading to Manchester can travel with 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 Reading and Manchester?

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

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

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 Reading Manchester 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 Reading Manchester 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 Reading to Manchester on your planned travel date.

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

Economy
Economy

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

Alternate transport types from Reading to Manchester

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

Cheap train tickets from Reading to Manchester

Here is a selection of the cheapest trains from the schedule from Reading to Manchester for the next days.
  • CrossCountry
    3h 14m
    06:15
    Reading
    Central Station
    09:29
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    CrossCountry
    Economy
    from £34
  • Great Western Railway (GWR)
    4h 31m
    03:54
    Reading
    Central Station
    08:25
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    Great Western Railway (GWR)
    Economy
    from £47
  • CrossCountry
    3h 14m
    06:15
    Reading
    Central Station
    09:29
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    CrossCountry
    First Class
    from £108
  • Great Western Railway (GWR)
    4h 31m
    03:54
    Reading
    Central Station
    08:25
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    Great Western Railway (GWR)
    First Class
    from £141

More bus routes from Reading and Manchester

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