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

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Train  •  2 h 53 min

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

$61 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Stratford-upon-Avon, Mop Stop X50

$20 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Birmingham, Navigation Street M15 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Redditch, Bus Station (below Kingfisher Shopping Centre) to Stratford-upon-Avon, NatWest Bank X19

$34 - $43

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

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

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon is to bus which costs £15 - £18 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester station to Stratford-upon-Avon. However, there are services departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon, Mop Stop via Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Manchester and Stratford-upon-Avon is 92 miles. The road distance is 121.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon without a car is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs £45 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon, including transfers.

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Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs £45 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £18 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon bus services, operated by Johnson's Excelbus, arrive at Stratford-upon-Avon, Mop Stop station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to drive from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon.

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  • Distance: 92.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

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, Birmingham, Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, Bus Mall, and Birmingham Moor Street in around 2 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station in around 4 h 31 min.

Train operators
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
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, Mop Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Redditch, Bus Station (below Kingfisher Shopping Centre) to Stratford-upon-Avon, NatWest Bank
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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