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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.

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Train CrossCountry  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Stockport to Bristol Temple Meads

$85 - $138

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Bus  •  7h 40m

  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 - $38

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6h 16m

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

$80 - $138

Drive  •  3h 3m

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Bath 180.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  5h 2m

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

$85 - $257

Fly Manchester to London Heathrow, train  •  4h 59m

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

$154 - $412

Line 101 bus to Manchester, fly to Exeter, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads

$107 - $282

Line 101 bus, train to Chester, fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester
  3. Fly from Chester (CEG) to Bristol (BRS) CEG - BRS
  4. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa

$113 - $212

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton, train  •  6h 52m

  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

$134 - $364

Train to Newcastle, fly to Bristol  •  7h 14m

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

$115 - $287

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Bath is to bus which costs £20 - £30 and takes 7h 40m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Bath station. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Platt Ln and arriving at Bath City Centre, Bus Station via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Bristol, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 40m.

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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 4h 42m and costs £65 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m 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 4h 42m and costs £65 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £30 and takes 7h 40m.

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

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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: 4h 42m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Greater Manchester to Bath every 2 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 2h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Bath via Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Bristol Bus & Coach Station, and Bristol, Bus Station in around 7h 40m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Chester to Bristol
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Wilmslow to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
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
1h 24m
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
1h 28m
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
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$6 - $10
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $11
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
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
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
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West
Ave. Duration
13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Stagecoach Manchester

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

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Southampton Airport.

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