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

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

Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 39 min

$89 - $168

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. National Express
  2. National Express

$28 - $37

8 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 56 min

$89 - $143

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. 180.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. MAN - SOU

$84 - $256

Fly Manchester to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. MAN - LHR

$154 - $411

Bus, train to Chester, fly to Bristol, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. CEG - BRS

$113 - $248

Fly Manchester to Exeter, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. MAN - EXT

$107 - $315

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. LBA - SOU

$139 - $369

Train, train to Newcastle, fly to Bristol  •  6 h 47 min

  1. NCL - BRS

$100 - $348

Questions & Answers

The distance between Greater Manchester and Bath is 231 km. The road distance is 288 km.

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Bath is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 7 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Bath is to drive which takes 3 h 3 min and costs £28 - £45.

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Bath. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd and arriving at Bath City Centre, James Street West via Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Greater Manchester to Bath, including transfers.

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Greater Manchester to Bath every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $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/Dickinson St (Hotel), Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, and Bristol, Bus Station in around 7 h 24 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 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Chester to Bristol
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Single
$27 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $15
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from York to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $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
$21 - $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 Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
10 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
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
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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
$19 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $26
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to York
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from York to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Claremont Rd/Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd/Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Manchester Community Transport
Phone
0161 946 9255
Email
info@manct.org
Website
manct.org
Bus from Moss Side, Lloyd St South/Claremont Rd to Manchester City Centre, Oxford St/Gt Bridgewater St (Palace Theatre)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
manct.org

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