Cheap Bus Tickets to Manchester

Buses to Manchester: Overview

Known for its nightlife, music scene and impressive architecture, Manchester is a youthful and exciting city. Having recently become the hub of the BBC's work, and with new cultural attractions like the Lowry Gallery opening up, Manchester's cultural scene is growing year on year. During the football season, Manchester is a popular destination for fans who flock to the city's two great clubs, City and United, while Old Trafford Cricket Ground hosts high-quality international cricket fixtures.


Main Bus Companies and routes to Manchester



Buses to Manchester: Bus Companies & Departure Cities


Which bus operating companies run buses to Manchester ? The city of Manchester is serviced by bus networks from several destinations in the UK. There are regular direct buses offered by National Express.

Which cities have direct buses to Manchester ? Most UK cities such as London, Liverpool, Bristol and Edinburgh serve direct buses to Manchester. Although other major UK cities frequently offer indirect buses to Manchester including Cardiff, Southampton and many more.

Tips for booking cheap buses to Manchester


How far in advance to book buses to Manchester? The best time to book buses to Manchester in advance is about 1 month before your ideal date of departure.

Station info and getting to the city centre


What are the main stations in Manchester? Manchester's main bus station is the Central Coach Station, located in Chorlton Street, just a few hundred metres from Manchester Piccadilly train station, making it easy and convenient to catch a local train to the coach station. The X40, X41 and X43 local bus routes also stop at Chorlton Street.

Megabus services depart from Manchester's second coach station at Shudehill Interchange. This is located in the Salford district, just to the north of the city centre. It is well connected to the rest of Manchester with regular tram services. During the day, Shudehill is also connected to the city centre via the free Metroshuttle bus service.



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Buses to Manchester

via Bath, Dorchester Street Manchester, Coach Station
duration: 07:20 hrs
first: 11:55
last: 11:55
earliest: 19:15
last: 19:15
  • Bath, Dorchester Street
  • Manchester, Coach Station


13/11/2015 11:55 - 19:15 £48.60
via Belfast, Stena Terminal Manchester, Coach Station
duration: 09:30 hrs
first: 18:50
last: 18:50
earliest: 04:20
last: 04:20
  • Belfast, Stena Terminal
  • Manchester, Coach Station


30/11/2015 18:50 - 04:20 £35.11
via Brighton, Coach Station Manchester, Coach Station
duration: 08:10 hrs
first: 09:50
last: 04:50
earliest: 18:05
last: 13:00
  • Brighton, Coach Station
  • Manchester, Coach Station


13/11/2015 09:50 - 18:05 £44.39
18/12/2015 04:50 - 13:00 £25.38