Timetable London to Manchester

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08:00London4h50 12:50Manchester, Airport
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08:00London5h20 13:20Manchester
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h10 14:10Manchester, Coach Station
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10:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h00 15:30Manchester, Coach Station
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12:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h10 17:10Manchester, Coach Station
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13:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h10 18:40Manchester, Coach Station
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15:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h25 20:25Manchester, Coach Station
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16:30London5h35 22:05Manchester
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16:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h05 21:35Manchester, Coach Station
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17:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h55 22:05Manchester
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h05 22:35Manchester, Coach Station
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h00 23:00Manchester, Coach Station
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18:00London5h30 23:30Manchester
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18:00London5h00 23:00Manchester, Airport
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22:30London4h15 02:45Manchester
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22:30London3h50 02:20Manchester, Airport
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23:30London, Victoria Coach Station6h25 05:55Manchester, Coach Station
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The fastest buses from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 17 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Average

5 h 6 m

Buses per day

17

Distance

262 km

Of the 17 buses that leave London for Manchester every day 17 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 6 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.

Fastest
22:30London3h50 02:20Manchester, Airport
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£311One-way
2nd Fastest
22:30London4h15 02:45Manchester
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£261One-way
08:00London4h50 12:50Manchester, Airport
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£231One-way
17:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h55 22:05Manchester
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£341One-way
10:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h00 15:30Manchester, Coach Station
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£91One-way

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Wed
16 Jun
£74Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£89British Airways
Thu
17 Jun
£68Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£114British Airways
Fri
18 Jun
£61Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£162British Airways
Sat
19 Jun
£74Avanti West Coast
£4National Express
£202British Airways
Sun
20 Jun
£51Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£125British Airways
Mon
21 Jun
£55Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£92British Airways
Tue
22 Jun
£55Avanti West Coast
£4National Express
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Wed
23 Jun
£55Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£81British Airways
Thu
24 Jun
£51Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£117British Airways
Fri
25 Jun
£51Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£81British Airways
Sat
26 Jun
£74Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£98British Airways
Sun
27 Jun
£55Avanti West Coast
£4National Express
£101British Airways
Mon
28 Jun
£45Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£73British Airways
Tue
29 Jun
£45Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£79British Airways
Wed
30 Jun
£45Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£87British Airways
Thu
1 Jul
£45Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£90British Airways
Fri
2 Jul
£48Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£79British Airways
Sat
3 Jul
£74Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£75British Airways
Sun
4 Jul
£48Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£75British Airways
Mon
5 Jul
£45Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£90British Airways
Tue
6 Jul
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£7National Express
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The cheapest buses from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 17 Jun

Cheapest

£5

Average

£15

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 £ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 5.

2nd Cheapest
15:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h25 20:25Manchester, Coach Station
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£51One-way
10:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h00 15:30Manchester, Coach Station
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£71One-way
16:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h05 21:35Manchester, Coach Station
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£71One-way
12:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h10 17:10Manchester, Coach Station
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£71One-way
13:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h10 18:40Manchester, Coach Station
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£71One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
5 hours 48 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £6
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Manchester
Distance:262 km
Bus Companies:Flixbus, National Express, Megabus
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National Express coaches from London to Manchester

Buy your official National Express coach tickets from London to Manchester from £3 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

National Express

Travel hassle-free between London and Manchester on a coach with National Express! Omio shows you National Express coach timetables and ticket types available to help you find the cheapest and fastest route between London and Manchester. National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, offering hundreds of journeys to cities, towns, and major UK airports at an affordable price. You can expect to travel 162 miles (261 km) between London and Manchester on the coach and pay as low as £4 for a coach ticket.

All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Manchester coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to. So, book your cheap National Express coach ticket between London and Manchester on Omio today and enjoy your trip!

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between London and Manchester:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses 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.

Taking the Bus from London

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.

Getting into Manchester by Bus

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.

How to take the bus from London to Manchester?

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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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches between London and Manchester cost?
You can find a cheap coach from London to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £3  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from London to Manchester?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Manchester coach prices are on average £4  one way.
What is the distance to Manchester from London via coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Manchester from London via coach to be approximately 162 miles (261 km).
How long is the coach between London and Manchester?
On average the London to Manchester coach time is 4 h 25 min  covering the 162 miles (261 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the London to Manchester coach leave from? Which Manchester coach station do I come into from London?

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from London Victoria   to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where do I find the London coach station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester coach station?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called London Victoria, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 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.

Which coach companies should I travel with from London to Manchester?
When taking a coach from London to Manchester, you can count on National Express or Infobus for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Manchester from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
Are there any London to Manchester direct coaches?
Yes, you can find a direct coach from London to Manchester with Flixbus or National Express  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
When is the earliest coach from London to Manchester? When is the last coach from London to Manchester?
The earliest coach departing from London to Manchester leaves at 06: 00. The last coach departing from London to Manchester leaves at 16: 30. You can find the latest London to Manchester coach times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy London to Manchester coach tickets to get the best deals?
You can find a coach between London and Manchester to cost on average £4 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the London to Manchester coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Manchester
London
Amenities
London Liverpool Street Stn
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City