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Bristol to Manchester train information

Bristol Manchester train map

Train duration 3h05m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Bristol, England
Distance 141 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £26.70
Average train price £46.00
  • The trains from Bristol (South West England) to Manchester (North West England) are provided by Cross Country. The services on board can change depending on the train company.
  • Using the train is a quick and convenient way to get to Manchester from Bristol. The average journey time from Bristol to Manchester is 3h05m to cover the 141 miles.
  • Looking at our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 30 days is £26.70. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Bristol to Manchester train tickets

from £26.70 MORE 2h55m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £10.00 MORE 5h39m
from £7.05 MORE 4h48m
Flight
from £120.00 MORE 12h01m

Bristol - Manchester prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Bristol to Manchester by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Megabus£16

National Express£22

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Bristol - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£28

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£40

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£28

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£44

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£44

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£46

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Bristol to Manchester are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 2 months in advance, you can find tickets from £28 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £46 for your train. Thus, you may save 39% on the price of your ticket by booking 2 months in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Bristol to Manchester trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Bristol and Manchester by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Manchester to Bristol and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Bristol
Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£41.80 17/07/2019 19:10 Cross Country 23 hours ago
Bristol
Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£41.80 28/07/2019 15:10 Cross Country 2 days ago
Bristol
Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£41.80 28/07/2019 15:10 Cross Country 2 days ago
Bristol
Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£42.55 17/07/2019 13:09 Cross Country 23 hours ago
Bristol
Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£42.55 28/07/2019 17:09 Cross Country 2 days ago
Bristol
Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£42.55 28/07/2019 17:09 Cross Country 2 days ago
Bristol
Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£42.55 28/07/2019 14:09 Cross Country 2 days ago
Bristol
Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£42.55 28/07/2019 18:09 Cross Country 2 days ago
Bristol
Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£42.55 28/07/2019 19:09 Cross Country 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Bristol Manchester train

Discount Bristol - Manchester train tickets

The easiest way to spend less on your Bristol Manchester train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to calculate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

    For your calculation, you must include the railcard cost, for instance £30, the discount on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Bristol Manchester ticket is £45.66 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £45.66: £88/£45.66 = 1.93. It will take you on average 2 trips from Manchester to Bristol (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

  • Railcards enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Bristol to Manchester train £45.66 £30.44 £15.22 1.93

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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