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Millennium Bridge, Manchester

Coach travel from Birmingham to Manchester

From £4.90 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 12 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Birmingham to Manchester in 2 hours 15 mins (fastest journey)

Manchester is one of the UK's most vibrant and unique cities, and if you're ready for a trip there then what better way to travel than by coach? With tickets starting at just £4.90 one-way*, a guaranteed seat, plenty of legroom and a generous luggage allowance, it's no surprise more and more people are travelling to Manchester with us.

Book now in the blue journey planner above and experience Manchester for less.

Please note: We are currently running a reduced network, with plans to add to it regularly as demand grows. Because of this, the information on this page may differ depending on your travel dates and any regional restrictions.

For the most up to date information on active services and more, please visit our Route Map page or our timetables page.

Departing from Birmingham Coach Station

Birmingham Coach Station is based in Digbeth right at the heart of the city, and is easily accessed by many routes from around the West Midlands. New Street and Moor Street Rail Stations are just a 10-minute walk away and there are several local bus routes that can drop you right outside the door.

On-site, you'll find refreshment areas, toilet facilities and more to prepare you for the journey ahead. 

Please take a look at our Birmingham Coach Station facilities for more information.

Arriving in Manchester Coach Station

Manchester Coach Station is supported by a dedicated taxi rank outside the station, as well as the city-wide tram service. You can also use the Metroshuttle, which will ferry you for free between the cities' rail stations. 

For more information on the facilities at the station, take a look at our Manchester Central Coach Station page.

Birmingham to Manchester route stops

Popular stops are listed below. Please use the journey planner above to plan your trip.
  • Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
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