With so much to see in Manchester such as Manchester United game at the Old Trafford football stadium, hiking in the Prestwich forest park or climbing the Beetham Tower, a visit to Manchester from Bristol by train can be exciting as even the fastest trains from Bristol to Manchester takes about 3 hours, covering a distance of approx. 219 kms. All Bristol to Manchester trains are operated by CrossCountry which are direct trains departing from Bristol Parkway station and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly station. There are some evening and overnight trains Bristol to Manchester too which takes nearly 91/2 to arrive at Manchester. One can even take Bristol to Manchester bus operated mainly by National Express and Megabus which will take just over 5 hours. Those travelling by bus aren’t only travelling extremely inexpensive but also helping the environment.