Trains from Stroud to Manchester run from Stroud (Gloucester) Train Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Stroud and Manchester runs regularly up to 17 times a day. The first Train leaves Stroud at 05:36 and the last Train departing at 19:22. The journey time on the Train is 3hr 37 mins.
This is not a direct service. The 05:36 service requires you to change at Swindon Wiltshire for a connecting train to Reading and again at Reading onto the connection to Manchester Piccadilly. The service starting at 07:22 and running hourly until 18:22 requires only 1 change at Cheltenham Spa onto the connecting train to Manchester Piccadilly. The 19:22 requires you to change at Cheltenham Spa and then again at Birmingham New Street for the final connection of the journey to Manchester Piccadilly
It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Stroud to Manchester for just 54.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 106.00 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.
To check train times and prices from Stroud to Manchester click on the button below.
If you are arriving or departing from Manchester by Train, you will be using Manchester Piccadilly Train station on London Road. Manchester Train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station.
If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.
The Bus service between Stroud and Manchester runs 1 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 10:40 and the last bus is at 10:40. You can book a return fare from 42.40 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Manchester runs from Stroud in Stroud to Manchester Coach Station in Manchester. Manchester is 154 miles (247.94Km) from Stroud and the journey time on the Bus will take 5hr 40 mins.
There is no direct service, you will need to change at Birmingham Coach Station onto a connecting coach to Manchester
Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Stroud to Manchester click the button below.
If you are arriving or departing from Manchester by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Manchester Central coach station, on Chorlton Street. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Manchester City Centre. More detailed information on stops on this route can be found on this map. For more detailed information on national and local buses in Manchester see our guide to Manchester Bus Station.
Manchester is 154 miles (247.94Km) from Stroud. If you are travelling to Manchester by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Manchester Park and Ride facilities located North, South, East and West of the city centre.
If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Manchester. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Manchester there are several places to pick up a car.
Great Manchester Run
(Sat 26th May, 2018)
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The Manchester Day Parade
(Sun 10th Jun, 2018)
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Mancester International Festival
(Wed 04th Jul, 2018)
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