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Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly by train

It takes an average of 3h 9m to travel from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 141 miles (227 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £20.90 when you book in advance.

First train

06:00

Last train

17:01

Departure station

Bristol Temple Meads

Arrival station

Manchester Piccadilly

Journey time

From 2h 58m

Distance

141 miles (227 km)

Frequency

15 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £20.90

Train operators

CrossCountry

Travel from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly by train in 2h 59m

Want to travel from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly usually takes around 3h 4m but can take just 2h 59m on the fastest services, with around 14 trains travelling 141 miles (227 km) between these two destinations daily. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. CrossCountry operate services on this route, and onboard you can enjoy free WiFi and a catering service.

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Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly take?

The average journey time by train between Bristol Temple Meads and Manchester Piccadilly is 3 hours and 9 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bristol Temple Meads and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly is 2 hours and 58 minutes.

How much does the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly cost?

Train ticket prices from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £20.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The first train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 06:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The last train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 17:01. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bristol Temple Meads and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

Trains travelling from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 141 miles (227 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads.

Cheap train tickets from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly

Train tickets from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly start at £20.90 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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