The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Manchester will cost around £ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.
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Of the 18 buses that leave London for Manchester every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 262 km distance in an average of 5 h 10 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 50 m .
The slowest buses will take 6 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||162 miles (261 km)|
|Average coach duration||4 h 30 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£6 (€7)|
|Coach companies||National Express, Megabus, Infobus, Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland|
Coaches from London to Manchester cover the 162 miles (261 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus, Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £6, but the average price of coach tickets is £6. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
National Express and FlixBus coaches will get you between London and Manchester from £6. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between London and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach from London to Manchester:
Frequent buses from London to Manchester operated by National Express Coach Services run seven days a week, with a journey time of approximately 5 hours. The first departure is at around 7:00 a.m., with buses every one to two hours until about 11:00 p.m. There are also departures at around 0:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. which have a longer journey time of over 6 hours.
As the journey time between London to Manchester varies from 4:40 minutes to 8:07 minutes, depending on the service. all services from London to Manchester are direct, and fares stay fairly similar, however, it is worth booking in advance, as prices fluctuate the closer it gets to the date of departure.
Return journeys for buses from Manchester to London are also available.
The main departure point for buses from London to Manchester is London Victoria Coach Station, which is the biggest coach station in Britain and is located a little to the south-west of central London.
The bus station is just a short walk along from London Victoria Railway Station and is easily reached using services offered by Transport for London including the tube on the Victoria, District and Circle lines. It's possible to take direct trains from Gatwick Airport directly to Victoria. Night Buses run for the whole night at regular intervals and cabs will also be readily available.
Manchester with its historical roots stretching back to the Roman occupation has become increasingly popular with visitors in recent years. Much of the city's industrial heritage of the 18th and 19th centuries is visible in its architecture and in several excellent museums, such as the Museum of Science and Industry. Manchester also has plenty to offer visitors who enjoy fine dining and a lively nightlife. The newly refurbished Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station is conveniently located for both the city and Manchester Piccadilly Train station, a short walk away. Both the Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Cathedral are also close by. Trams and local buses, including a regular night bus service, are operated by First Bus. Taxis are available at the coach station.
Buses from London to Manchester will arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Manchester's primary hub for long-distance coach travel. Manchester has an extensive local bus service, including night buses.
National Express buses depart from London Victoria Coach Station, which is conveniently located on the District, Circle and Victoria underground lines. Regular local buses, operated by London Buses, serve the coach station, giving easy access to all parts of London and the city. Regional trains from South London and Sussex arrive at Victoria Station, just a few minutes away by foot. A taxi rank is located outside the station's entrance and London has regular night bus services.
Buses from London to Manchester arrive at the newly refurbished Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station, which is conveniently located for both the city and Manchester Piccadilly Train station, a short walk away. Both the Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Cathedral are also close by. Trams and local buses, including a regular night bus service, are operated by First Bus. Taxis are available at the coach station.
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Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from London Victoria to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London.
The most popular arrival coach station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Manchester.
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