There are 6 ways to get from Gloucester to Manchester by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Birmingham New Street  •  2 h 44 min

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

$84 - $133

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Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$19 - $27

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly

$64 - $132

Bus, train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester, Bus Station to Hereford, Railway Station (Railway Station entrance) 33
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Manchester Piccadilly

$51 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Gloucester to Manchester 135.8 miles

$29 - $45

Train, fly  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$155 - $407

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No, there is no direct bus from Gloucester to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from Gloucester and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Gloucester to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Gloucester and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between Gloucester and Manchester is 112 miles. The road distance is 135.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Gloucester to Manchester, including transfers.

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Gloucester to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gloucester station.

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Gloucester to Manchester train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Gloucester station.

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Manchester is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Gloucester to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 112.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

What companies run services between Gloucester, England and Manchester, England?

You can take a train from Gloucester to Manchester via Birmingham New Street in around 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gloucester to Manchester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 5 h 5 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Hereford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gloucester to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester, Bus Station to Hereford, Railway Station (Railway Station entrance)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Gloucester to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Gloucester to Manchester train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gloucester to Manchester is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Gloucester to Manchester.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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