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There are 7 ways to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester by train, plane, bus, towncar, car, car ferry or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Lisbon, fly  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa - Oriente
  2. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Manchester (MAN) LIS - MAN

£84 - £379

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Bus, towncar to Porto, fly  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Guarda
  2. Take a town car from Guarda to Porto Airport
  3. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Manchester (MAN) OPO - MAN

£266 - £898

Bus, train via Bordeaux  •  24h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Bayonne Quai de Lesseps 330
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lille Europe Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  5. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

£297 - £798

Bus, train  •  30h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Vilar Formoso 330
  2. Take the bus from Vilar Formoso to International Interconnection Hub
  3. Take the bus from International Interconnection Hub to Lille
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  5. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

£223 - £658

Bus  •  35h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Paris, Gallieni 330
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to London 450
  3. Take the bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St

£89 - £125

Drive, car ferry  •  31h 5m

  1. Drive from Castelo Branco to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to Manchester

£180 - £456

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  21h 47m

  1. Drive from Castelo Branco to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Manchester

£380 - £496

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester is to bus which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 35h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 420€ and takes 7h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castelo Branco to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from Castelo Branco and arriving at MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St via Paris, Gallieni and LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 1m.

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The distance between Castelo Branco and Manchester is 981 miles.

The best way to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester without a car is to bus and train via Bordeaux which takes 24h 33m and costs 320€ - 900€.

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It takes approximately 7h 51m to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester, including transfers.

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Castelo Branco to Manchester bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Castelo Branco station.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Castelo Branco to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Jet2.com, TAP Portugal, Aer Lingus and four other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 981.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 51m

What companies run services between Castelo Branco, Portugal and Manchester, England?

You can take a bus from Castelo Branco to Manchester via Paris, Gallieni and LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station in around 35h 1m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Flights from Porto to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£50 - £230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £270
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £270
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £220
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £220
Flights from Porto to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £900
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £420
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £190
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £330
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
£14 - £20
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bayonne to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£40 - £50
1st Class
£35 - £45
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£100 - £150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£100 - £130
1st Class
£120 - £150
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bayonne to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£22 - £45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£22 - £35
Rail 1st Class
£30 - £45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Castelo Branco to Guarda
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £9
Website
Citi Express
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Castelo Branco to Guarda
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Castelo Branco to Bayonne Quai de Lesseps
Ave. Duration
10h 46m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Castelo Branco to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£14 - £21
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Castelo Branco to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
20h 46m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£55 - £80
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to London
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vilar Formoso to International Interconnection Hub
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from International Interconnection Hub to Lille
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Guarda to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£180 - £220
More information at
VMTransfers

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