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Manchester to Birmingham – your essential guide

A coach from Manchester to Birmingham should be your first port of call if you’re looking to save money on travel. It’s low-cost, which means more money to spend when you get there. And it’s convenient – the journey only takes a couple of hours and you’ll be taken right into the city centre.So, what’s in store once you step off the coach? Birmingham has loads to offer, whether you’re here for a day or longer. Read our Birmingham city guide to find out about the best places to go shopping, the top things to do for free and the Birmingham attractions everyone’s talking about. But be warned: you might not want to leave.

How long does the bus from Manchester to Birmingham take?

The megabus from Manchester to Birmingham takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes on average, up to a max of 3 hours.

That’s the perfect amount of time to sit back and make the most of our onboard facilities, like free WiFi and onboard power sockets. You’ll get a 20kg luggage allowance, too, and overhead racks for your bags.

There are between 9 and 10 coaches running between Manchester and Birmingham every day, so you can compare departure times and find one that fits in with your travel plans.


Where does the megabus stop in Manchester and Birmingham?

Coaches from Manchester to Birmingham set off from Manchester’s Shudehill Interchange. It’s close to the Arndale Centre and Manchester Victoria train station. If you’re spending some time here before you set off for Birmingham, read our Manchester city guide for ideas on things to do.

Your coach will arrive in Birmingham at Hill Street, which is on the railway bridge between Swallow Street and the Navigation Street junction. You can walk to the main entrance of Birmingham New Street train station in just over five minutes, and the Bullring shopping centre is about the same distance.

If you’re off to the University of Birmingham, you can catch the train from New Street to University Station. It’s only two stops away, and the journey takes about eight minutes. There are plenty of buses running to the different campuses, and you can get timetables from the travel information point outside New Street station.

Read our Birmingham city guide to plan your trip.

How much do Manchester to Birmingham journeys cost?

megabus tickets from Manchester to Birmingham start from as little as £1 plus a 50p booking fee. Prices and tickets are subject to availability, so please read our terms and conditions for more info.

How can I book tickets from Manchester to Birmingham?

Clicking book now or using the journey planner on this page is the quickest way to find and book cheap Manchester to Birmingham tickets.