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There are 6 ways to get from Stroud to Greater Manchester by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly

$73 - $118

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Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$24 - $34

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Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Stroud to Greater Manchester 141.4 miles

$30 - $45

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  4 h 53 min

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

$152 - $399

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Stroud (Glos) to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

$117 - $270

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Stroud (Glos) to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN

$147 - $449

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The cheapest way to get from Stroud to Greater Manchester is to bus which costs £18 - £27 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stroud to Greater Manchester is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stroud to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from Stroud, Merrywalks and arriving at Rusholme Ctr via Cheltenham, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Manchester City Centre, Major St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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The distance between Stroud and Greater Manchester is 118 miles. The road distance is 141.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Stroud to Greater Manchester without a car is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs £55 - £95.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Stroud to Greater Manchester, including transfers.

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Stroud to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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The best way to get from Stroud to Greater Manchester is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs £55 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £27 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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

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Stroud to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Map of how to get from Stroud to Greater Manchester.
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  • Distance: 118.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Stroud to Greater Manchester every 2 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stroud to Greater Manchester via Cheltenham, Promenade, Cheltenham, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, and Manchester City Centre, Major St in around 6 h 34 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Stroud (Glos) to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
Train from Stroud (Glos) to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
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 Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Stroud to Greater Manchester is 141 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to drive from Stroud to Greater Manchester.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 868+ hotels available in Greater Manchester. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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