Bristol to Manchester Airport by train

  • First train
    05:45
  • Last train
    23:21
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 10m
  • Distance
    207 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    23
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 24m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bristol to Manchester Airport by train

Fast trains from Bristol to Manchester Airport take around 3 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 207 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bristol and Manchester Airport.

1. Are there direct trains from Bristol to Manchester Airport?

Journeys between Bristol and Manchester Airport usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Bristol to Manchester Airport 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 20 departures.

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

The Bristol to Manchester Airport train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester Airport is usually scheduled to depart Bristol around 05:45 and the last train is around 22:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bristol around 06:15, and the last at 23:21.

When to book Bristol to Manchester Airport 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 Bristol to Manchester Airport by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bristol and Manchester Airport?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

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.