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Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads by train

It takes an average of 3h 7m to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads by train, over a distance of around 141 miles (227 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads and tickets for this journey start from £28.60 when you book in advance.

First train

06:03

Last train

17:03

Departure station

Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival station

Bristol Temple Meads

Journey time

From 3h 1m

Distance

141 miles (227 km)

Frequency

11 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £28.60

Train operators

CrossCountry

Travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads by train

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

The train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads usually takes around 3h 3m to travel 141 miles (227 km), although the fastest journey time is 2h 59m. You can expect to find 16 trains running on this popular route per day. Direct trains are usually available every day on this route, so you don't need to worry about changes during your journey. CrossCountry services operate on this route and you can enjoy free WiFi, a catering service, and more onboard.

If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads? 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads take?

The average journey time by train between Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads is 3 hours and 7 minutes, with around 11 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 Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads is 3 hours and 1 minute.

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

Train ticket prices from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads can start from as little as £28.60 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 06:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 17:03. 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 Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads 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 Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads

Train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads start at £28.60 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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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