Bridgwater to Manchester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 50m
  • Distance
    266 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bridgwater to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Bridgwater to Manchester take around 3 hours and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 266 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bridgwater and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Bridgwater to Manchester?

Journeys between Bridgwater and Manchester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Bridgwater to Manchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bridgwater to Manchester?

The Bridgwater to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bridgwater to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Bridgwater around 05:24 and the last train is around 22:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bridgwater around 05:40, and the last at 21:48.

When to book Bridgwater to Manchester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bridgwater to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bridgwater and Manchester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bridgwater to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • Transport For Wales

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.