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Coach travel from Birmingham to Manchester

Take a coach from Birmingham to Manchester and your journey will work out much cheaper than taking a train. And with amazing culture, shopping and nightlife to rival any UK city, Manchester is the kind of place where you’re going to want to spend that extra cash. Check out our guide to Manchester for the full lowdown on all the best places to visit while you’re there. As for the bus journey up to Manchester, expect onboard features like power sockets and free WiFi, which come as standard with megabus. That means you’ll arrive in Manchester feeling recharged and ready to take on a new city.

How long does the bus from Birmingham to Manchester take?

The megabus from Birmingham to Manchester takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, although be prepared for it to vary by around 20 minutes either side of that. This will give you more than enough time to make the most of our onboard facilities before you arrive at your destination.

As for travel times, the Birmingham to Manchester bus runs nine times a day, so you’re bound to find a departure time that suits you. 

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Where does the megabus stop in Birmingham and Manchester?

Your coach will leave Birmingham from Hill Street, between Swallow Street and the Navigation Street junction. Allow for a five-minute walk from Birmingham New Street station and roughly the same from the Bullring shopping centre.

The best way to get here from the University of Birmingham is to catch the train from University Station to New Street Station. Then you’re only a couple of minutes’ walk away. And if you’ve got time to kill in Birmingham, have a look at our Birmingham city guide.

Your Birmingham to Manchester coach will drop you off at Shudehill Interchange. It’s next to the Northern Quarter, and from here most attractions are within walking distance. If you’re heading to Manchester Uni, Salford Uni or Manchester Metropolitan Uni, there are plenty of train and bus links that will take you there. For example, the line 42 bus will get you to Manchester Met in just 14 minutes.

If you’re keen to explore a little further afield, there’s a Metrolink stop at Shudehill with trams heading further out into Greater Manchester. Victoria Train Station is also right next door.

For Manchester Airport, just catch one of the free Metroshuttle buses, which link the main stations and areas of the city. Jump off at Piccadilly Station and it’s a short train or bus ride to the airport.

To get the full lowdown on what you can do in Manchester when you arrive, just give our city guide a go.

How much do Birmingham to Manchester journeys cost?

megabus tickets from Birmingham to Manchester start at the low cost of £1 plus a 50p booking fee. Bear in mind that prices and tickets are subject to availability – check out our terms and conditions page.

How can I book tickets from Birmingham to Manchester?

Click book now or use the journey planner on this page to find your travel dates, check availability and book Birmingham to Manchester bus tickets online.