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There are 3 ways to get from Manchester to Hay-on-Wye by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Hereford
  2. Take the bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle T14 / ...

£42 - £60

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Train, bus via Birmingham  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
  3. Take the bus from Hereford, station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle T14 / ...

£61 - £91

Drive  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Hay-on-Wye 129.6 miles

£21 - £35

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Hay-on-Wye is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Hay-on-Wye is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 47m.

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The distance between Manchester and Hay-on-Wye is 105 miles. The road distance is 129.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Hay-on-Wye without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 4h to get from Manchester to Hay-on-Wye, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Hay-on-Wye is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Manchester to Hay-on-Wye.

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There are 364+ hotels available in Hay-on-Wye. Prices start at £69 per night.

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Hay-on-Wye.
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  • Distance: 104.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Hay-on-Wye, Wales?

There is no direct connection from Manchester to Hay-on-Wye. However, you can take the train to Hereford, take the walk to Country Bus Station, then take the bus to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Manchester to Hay-on-Wye via Birmingham New Street, Hereford, and Hereford, station in around 5h 40m.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Hereford
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
First Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £8
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
Bus from Hereford, station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £8
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
Yeomans Travel
Phone
01432356201
Email
sales@yeomanstravel.co.uk
Website
yeomanscoachholidays.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Yeomans Travel
Bus from Hereford, station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Yeomans Travel

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