The cheapest buses from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Cheapest

£9

Average

£20

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.

2nd Cheapest
17:30London5h05 22:35Manchester, Coach Station
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£91One-way
14:00London6h15 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£101One-way
18:00London5h00 23:00Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
£111One-way
16:30London5h15 21:45Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
£111One-way
22:30London4h15 02:45Manchester
0 changes
£131One-way

Timetable London to Manchester

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00:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h40 04:50Manchester, Airport
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00:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h10 05:20Manchester
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08:00London5h20 13:20Manchester
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08:00London4h50 12:50Manchester, Airport
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10:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h00 15:45Manchester, Airport
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14:00London6h15 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
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15:00London5h25 20:25Manchester, Coach Station
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16:00London5h10 21:10Manchester
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16:30London5h15 21:45Manchester, Coach Station
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16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h30 21:10Manchester
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17:30London5h05 22:35Manchester, Coach Station
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18:00London5h00 23:00Manchester, Coach Station
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19:30London5h45 01:15Manchester, Coach Station
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22:30London4h15 02:45Manchester
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22:30London3h50 02:20Manchester, Airport
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23:30London5h20 04:50Manchester, Airport
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23:30London5h50 05:20Manchester
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23:30London6h25 05:55Manchester, Coach Station
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Tue
21 Sep
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£8Flixbus
£323British Airways
Wed
22 Sep
£73Avanti West Coast
£8Flixbus
£200British Airways
Thu
23 Sep
£55Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£305British Airways
Fri
24 Sep
£44Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£63British Airways
Sat
25 Sep
£101Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£172British Airways
Sun
26 Sep
£42Avanti West Coast
£7Megabus
£152British Airways
Mon
27 Sep
£42Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£245British Airways
Tue
28 Sep
£40Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£104British Airways
Wed
29 Sep
£48Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£152British Airways
Thu
30 Sep
£48Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£152British Airways
Fri
1 Oct
£38Avanti West Coast
£7National Express
£264British Airways
Sat
2 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£257British Airways
Sun
3 Oct
£40Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£124British Airways
Mon
4 Oct
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£7National Express
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Tue
5 Oct
£44Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£58British Airways
Wed
6 Oct
£44Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
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Thu
7 Oct
£38Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£74British Airways
Fri
8 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£91British Airways
Sat
9 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£69British Airways
Sun
10 Oct
£34Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
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Mon
11 Oct
£34Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£60British Airways

The fastest buses from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Average

5 h 10 m

Buses per day

18

Distance

262 km

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.

Fastest
22:30London3h50 02:20Manchester, Airport
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£191One-way
2nd Fastest
22:30London4h15 02:45Manchester
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£131One-way
16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h30 21:10Manchester
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£211One-way
00:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h40 04:50Manchester, Airport
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£301One-way
08:00London4h50 12:50Manchester, Airport
0 changes
£191One-way

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Coach Information between London and Manchester

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£6 (€7)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

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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:

    • 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
    What is the cost of cheap coaches to Manchester from London?
    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between London and Manchester for as low as £6  for the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a coach ticket from London to Manchester on average?
    If you’re looking to buy your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Manchester coach price to come in at an average of £6  one way.
    What is the distance by coach from London to Manchester?
    The London to Manchester coach distance is approximately 162 miles (261 km).
    What is the average London to Manchester coach duration?
    On average the coach from London to Manchester duration is 4 h 30 min  for the 162 miles (261 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and 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 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.

    What coach companies go from London to Manchester?
    For the best London to Manchester coach to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express, Megabus, Infobus, Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Manchester from London to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Is there a direct coach between London and Manchester?
    Yes, there are direct coaches from London to Manchester, and you can find a direct coach for this trip with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    When is the earliest coach from London to Manchester? When is the last coach from London to Manchester?
    The first coach from London to Manchester leaves at 08: 00   and the last coach for this leaves at 16: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from London to Manchester times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    How far in advance should I purchase a coach ticket between London and Manchester to get the best deals?
    You can find a coach from London to Manchester to cost on average £6 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
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    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