Trains from Manchester to Bristol

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Manchester to Bristol train information

Manchester Bristol train map

Train duration 3h06m
Arrival Bristol, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 141 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £32.20
Average train price £49.00

The trip between Manchester, located in England and Bristol, situated in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following train operators: Virgin Trains, Cross Country.

Using the train is a quick and convenient way to get to Bristol from Manchester. The average journey time from Manchester to Bristol is 3h06m to cover the 141 miles.

According to our data, the starting price to take the train in the next 30 days is £32.20. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Manchester to Bristol train tickets

from £32.20 MORE 2h56m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £7.70 MORE 6h06m
from £6.95 MORE 5h06m
Flight
from £115.00 MORE 12h25m

Manchester - Bristol prices calendar

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

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Megabus£12

National Express£15

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Megabus£12

National Express£14

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

Train times Manchester to Bristol

When are the next trains to Bristol?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Manchester Piccadilly
17:27
Bristol Parkway
20:30
3h03m Cross Country
Manchester Piccadilly
18:05
Bristol Parkway
20:54
2h49m Cross Country
Manchester Piccadilly
18:27
Bristol Parkway
21:24
2h57m Cross Country
Manchester Piccadilly
19:05
Bristol Parkway
21:55
2h50m Cross Country
Manchester Piccadilly
19:27
Bristol Parkway
22:31
3h04m Cross Country

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 18 trains from Manchester to Bristol are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first Manchester Bristol train leaves at 07:05 and the last one leaves the station at 19:27. The first and last departure times can vary every day and there can be fewer services during weekends as well as public holidays. Rail operators may also adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Manchester - Bristol: the best time to book cheap trains

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

90

£43

60

30

£39

15

£43

7

£44

3

£45

1

£52

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Manchester to Bristol are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 15 days in advance, you can find tickets from £39 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £52 for your train. Thus, you may save 25% on the price of your ticket by booking 15 days 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 Manchester to Bristol trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Manchester
Piccadilly
Bristol
Parkway
£34.25 17/06/2019 19:27 Cross Country 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Bristol
Parkway
£41.80 17/06/2019 19:05 Cross Country 5 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Manchester Bristol train

Discount Manchester - Bristol train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Manchester Bristol train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several trips. But is it really worth it when taking the train from Manchester to Bristol? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

    B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average price for a Manchester Bristol ticket (i.e.: £48.20)(1)

    Initially, divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£48.20 = 1.83. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Manchester to Bristol (one way journey).

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(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
Manchester to Bristol train £48.20 £32.13 £16.07 1.83

(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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