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If you’re looking for buses from Birmingham to Manchester, you’ve come to the right place.
To find coach tickets, simply start a search above, and we will compare journey times and costs for train, coach and bus travel side by side. You can toggle between the coach and train tabs on the next screen.
Wherever you’re going, start your journey with us. Find tickets for routes with over 170 train and bus companies here.
How long does the bus take from Birmingham to Manchester?
On average, the bus takes approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes to get from Birmingham to Manchester. The fastest journey by bus from Birmingham to Manchester is 2 hours and 10 minutes, however, your journey time may vary depending on traffic conditions along the route.
What time is the first bus from Birmingham to Manchester?
The first bus from Birmingham to Manchester leaves at 02:00. Some popular routes may run throughout the night with a reduced timetable, and some services may be reduced on weekends and public holidays. Use our bus journey planner to search for your specific journey.
What time is the last bus from Birmingham to Manchester?
The last bus from Birmingham to Manchester leaves at 23:55. Some popular routes may run throughout the night with a reduced timetable, and some services may be reduced on weekends and public holidays. Use our bus journey planner to search for your specific journey.
Is there a direct bus from Birmingham to Manchester?
Yes, it is possible to travel direct from Birmingham to Manchester without having to change buses on National Express. Use our journey planner above to view direct bus routes from Birmingham to Manchester.
How many buses per day are there from Birmingham to Manchester?
There are on average 25 buses per day from Birmingham to Manchester served by National Express.
How far is it from Birmingham to Manchester by bus?
The bus journey from Birmingham to Manchester by road is approximately 70 miles (113 km).
Which bus companies can I travel with from Birmingham to Manchester?
You can travel by bus from Birmingham to Manchester with National Express. Continue scrolling to find the one that has the features and facilities to suit your needs or use our journey planner above to find the times you need to travel.
You can travel from Birmingham to Manchester with National Express. Use the tabs below to find more information about the facilities onboard for each carrier.
Are there power sockets on National Express coaches?
There are power sockets or USB ports on almost all National Express coaches to charge your mobile phone or laptop. In the rare event that a third-party service is used to operate the service, charging sockets cannot be guaranteed.
Is WiFi available on National Express coaches?
WiFi is available on all National Express coaches and is free to use for all valid ticket holders. The WiFi network name is usually displayed inside the coach. Passengers also have access to free onboard VUER entertainment services on many core services. Be sure to download the VUER app to your iOS or Android device before you travel to access a selection of movies, TV shows and magazines on your journey.
Do National Express coaches have air conditioning?
Most National Express coaches are fitted with air conditioning for your comfort.
Is there disabled access on National Express coaches?
Most National Express coaches are equipped with a motorised wheelchair lift. We recommend that you call the National Express Contact Centre directly before booking your journey with us to arrange assistance and confirm your travel requirements.
How much luggage can I take on a National Express coach?
For UK services, you can take two medium-sized suitcases weighing no more than 20kg each, with no side longer than 85cm, and place them in the luggage compartment free of charge. You can also bring one piece of hand luggage onboard. For European and cross-border services, one medium-sized suitcase or rucksack weighing no more than 20kg, with a side no longer than 85cm, can be placed in the luggage compartment free of charge. Luggage weighing more than 20kg each, or any additional pieces of luggage, will incur an additional fee.
Can I take child seat onboard a National Express coach?
Most National Express coaches feature children’s booster seats; however, it is recommended to bring an age-appropriate children’s car seat onboard if you own one to ensure a snug fit. Please note you will need to fit the seat yourself.
Are there toilets on National Express coaches?
All National Express coaches have a toilet onboard, which is typically located toward the rear.