There are 5 ways to get from Birmingham to Manchester Airport (MAN) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train CrossCountry  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly

$54 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham to Manchester Airport National Express / ...

$8 - $29

3 alternative options

Train West Midlands  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Manchester Airport

$29 - $72

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Manchester Airport (MAN) 80.6 miles

$17 - $25

Towncar  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take a town car from Birmingham to Manchester Airport 80.6 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to bus which costs £6 - £22 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to drive which takes 1 h 21 min and costs £13 - £19.

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The distance between Birmingham and Manchester Airport (MAN) is 101 km. The road distance is 129 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from Birmingham to Manchester Airport (MAN), including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham and arriving at Manchester Airport. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Manchester Airport (MAN). However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

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What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Manchester Airport (MAN), England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham to Manchester Airport (MAN) hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Manchester Airport (MAN) hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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uk.megabus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Birmingham to Manchester Airport
Estimated price
$170 - $250

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