There are 10 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Bath by train, bus, car or plane

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Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads

$83 - $162

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Bus  •  7 h 38 min

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

$27 - $37

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bath Spa

$83 - $138

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Bath 180.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa

$82 - $253

Fly Manchester to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 15 min

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

$151 - $408

Line 142 bus to Manchester, fly to Exeter, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 142 bus from Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd (Property 221) to East Didsbury, Parrs Wood (Cinema)
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  4. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa

$105 - $307

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton, train  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Southampton (SOU) LBA - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa

$138 - $369

Fly Manchester to Southend, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Bath Spa

$139 - $436

Train to Newcastle, fly to Bristol  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS

$112 - $313

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Bath is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 7 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Bath is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Bath. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Bath City Centre, James Street West via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Bristol, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 38 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Bath is 144 miles. The road distance is 180.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Bath without a car is to train which takes 4 h 32 min and costs £60 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Greater Manchester to Bath, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Bath is to train which takes 4 h 32 min and costs £60 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £28 and takes 7 h 38 min.

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

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Greater Manchester to Bath bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Bath.
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  • Distance: 144.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Bath, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Greater Manchester to Bath hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Bath via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn), Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Bristol Bus & Coach Station, and Bristol, Bus Station in around 7 h 38 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $110
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $15
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Train from London Paddington to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$6 - $10
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $12
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd (Property 221) to East Didsbury, Parrs Wood (Cinema)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Bath is 180 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Bath.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Southampton Airport.

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