There are 4 ways to get from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon by train, bus, night bus or car

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  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon

$59 - $88

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores X20

$20 - $24

2 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the night bus from Shudehill Interchange to Pool Meadow Bus Station M11
  2. Take the bus from Coventry, Transport Museum to Stratford-upon-Avon, McDonalds X18 / ...

$31 - $42

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon 121.4 miles

$26 - $40

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Stratford-upon-Avon, England?

You can take a train from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon via Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street in around 3 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon via Birmingham and Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station in around 4 h 49 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Johnson's Excelbus
Phone
01564 797 070
Email
businfo@johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Website
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Megabus UK
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Coventry, Transport Museum to Stratford-upon-Avon, McDonalds
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester and Stratford-upon-Avon is 148 km. The road distance is 194 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon is to bus which costs £15 - £18 and takes 4 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon is to drive which takes 2 h 5 min and costs £19 - £29.

No, there is no direct train from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon. However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon via Birmingham Moor Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 1 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon. However, there are services departing from Manchester and arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon, British Home Stores via Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon, including transfers.