Bristol to Manchester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Bristol to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Bristol to Manchester take around 2 hours and 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 219 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bristol and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Bristol to Manchester?
Direct trains from Bristol to Manchester have been found.
We usually find around 26 direct trains on the route from Bristol to Manchester every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 20 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Bristol to Manchester?
The Bristol to Manchester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Bristol to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Bristol around 07:00 and the last train is around 19:10.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bristol around 07:00, and the last at 19:40.
What's the Bristol to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Bristol to Manchester are $34.32.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $43 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $53. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Bristol to Manchester train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bristol to Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Bristol and Manchester?
CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Bristol to Manchester.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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