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Affordable Coach Travel to Manchester


Board a coach to Manchester for eye-catching architecture, famous football clubs and a diverse urban paradise.

Need reliable coach hire or coach travel to Manchester?

Our reliable coach hire service can get you to Manchester for anything from day trips to corporate events. Whatever your reason is for visiting, discover a variety of suggestions and tips in our guide to Manchester here.

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All about Manchester 

This Northern gem of a city is most famous for its cotton and textile industry and for being the home of Manchester United. But it also offers so much more than that - it's also a great place to visit for arts, culture and history. Manchester has fantastic transport links too, with three airports for travelling further afield. Don't forget: we offer airport transfers for Manchester too.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do in Manchester for free?

If you're looking to find cheap things to do in this city, look no further. Save money in Manchester by choosing free attractions like the Manchester Museum and Manchester Town Hall, which offers stunning neo-gothic architecture to marvel at.

The city also has many wonderful green spaces. Fletcher Moss Park has an alpine house and an offering of unusual plants and flowers. Whitworth Park, on the other hand, boasts 18 acres of green space to explore.

If you're planning a school trip to Manchester, The Science and Industry Museum is a great choice for both children and group trips.

What not to miss in Manchester?

Did you know that Manchester gained the status of a UNESCO City of Literature in 2017? Bookworms will be spoilt for choice in this city. Chetham's Library is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world and The Portico Library is an independent library designed in the Greek Revival Style. Manchester has plenty of independent book shops too.

The Whitworth is often a first choice for art enthusiasts, with over 60,000 items in its collection! If beer is more to your liking, Manchester has plenty of breweries and beer houses to enjoy. Visit the city's first and only dedicated craft lager brewery, Manchester Union Brewery, for an authentic experience.

First-time visitors to the city may enjoy learning about the history of Scottish bagpipes at The Piping Centre or exploring the city's music scene. Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music, so it's worth catching some live music whilst visiting.

What are the major events in Manchester

Manchester has a fantastic music scene. From Parklife Festival to Sounds of the City, it's worth travelling for. Taking a coach from London is a great way to experience festivals and top events without missing the last train home.

If music isn't your thing, Manchester Festival of Nature is a great way to learn about wild plants and creatures that inhabit the city. Manchester Pride Festival is a major celebration of the city's LGBTQ+ community too. Comedy fans can enjoy Manchester Fringe Festival and the Manchester Literature Festival is another great pick for bookworms.

Looking ahead to next year, 2024 brings top artists such as Mika, Foo Fighters, and Tom Grennan to the city.

What are the top tourist attractions in Manchester?

From museums and art galleries to historic houses and stadiums, there is so much to do in Manchester. Top attractions in the city include Manchester Museum, Royal Exchange, Manchester and Victoria Baths.

Manchester also has a rich history relating to sport. Many football fans choose coach hire in Manchester. They also visit sports attractions in the city, such as Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford and the National Football Museum.

Group travellers will love attractions like Sea Life Manchester, RHS Garden Bridgewater and the Imperial War Museum North.

Manchester is also well known for its Gothic architecture. Visit John Rylands Library or Manchester Cathedral for the best examples of this.

If you have enough time, there are many great day trips you can take from Glasgow. Oban, which is around two and a half hours away, is said to be the seafood capital of Scotland. There are many beautiful lochs to explore near Glasgow too, including Loch Lomond and Mugdock Reservoir.

Why choose The Coach People?

Experience outstanding coach travel services to Manchester with us.

Choose to book through us and enjoy a delightful journey with comfort and convenience.

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Variety of options

No matter what your reason is for travelling to Manchester, we can provide a coach for that. The modern fleets we offer transport school groups, sports teams, groups of travellers and more. We even offer private coach hire for weddings and events with various pick-up options. We even offer a London to Manchester coach.

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Our trips are suitable for every budget and trip type. Your coach booking ensures a sustainable and reliable trip too, meaning it's money well spent. We make sure that you get the perfect coach hire solution tailored to your needs, with competitive rates.

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Time saving

Whether you're looking for last-minute coach hire or you're booking far in advance, let us save you time (and money!) by finding the right option for you. We'll also ensure we find the right coach for your exact needs and requirements. 

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From our helpful trip planning team to the expert coach drivers we provide, we have all the expertise to run your coach trip. We plan the best routes, find the right vehicle for you and can even offer tips on what to do when you arrive in Manchester.

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Stress-free experience

We don't just provide coaches. We check prices, availability, licenses, and insurance, and we'll confirm trip details, a convenient schedule and the perfect vehicle for you - so you can simply sit back and enjoy your trip.

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