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Trains Bristol to Manchester
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Fastest journey is 1 hour and 26 minutes
About 72 trains per day from Bristol to Manchester
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Trains Bristol <> Manchester  

Booking horizon  approx. 12 weeks
Duration 3h01
Distance  168 miles
Direct trains Direct
First train Bristol 01h37
Last train Bristol 01h37
First train Manchester 05h11
Last train Manchester 00h46
Trains per day 36
Train company Cross Country
Station Bristol Bristol Temple Meads
Station Manchester Manchester Piccadilly
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The first train leaves at 01h37 from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly, the last train leaves at 01h37. The journey time is 3 hours and 1 minute between the two cities. Each day around 36 trains run between Bristol and Manchester. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Bristol to Manchester!

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available on most trains 
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • Reservations are included if you buy your tickets online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Drinks are included
  • A small meal is included

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Railway Station Bristol

"Bristol Temple Meads" is the name of the main train station of Bristol.  

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:30 - 21:30
  • Saturday 05:30 - 21:30
  • Sunday 06:45 - 21:30

Info 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: no
  • First class lounge: no
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  no
  • Parking: yes, paid, www.ncp.co.uk 

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To the airport

A dedicated Airport Flyer bus service connects Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Airport, with the journey taking approximately 25 minutes. Buses operate 24 hours a day and at peak times, leaves up to every 8 minutes.

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Railway Station Manchester

"Manchester Piccadilly" is the name of the main train station of Manchester. Another major station in Manchester is "Manchester Victoria" in the northern part which is used mainly by regional trains. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office

  • Monday - Friday 04:30 - 22:30
  • Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
  • Sunday 07:00 - 22:30

Info

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: 5 minutes, free
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform

Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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