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Jul 15
£57Virgin Trains
£32National Express
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Jul 16
£163Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£288Aurigny Air Services
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Jul 17
£163Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£243British Airways
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£163Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£166British Airways
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Jul 19
£48Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£88BA Cityflyer
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Jul 20
£40Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£166British Airways
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Jul 21
£40Virgin Trains
£12National Express
£106British Airways
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Jul 22
£78Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£106British Airways
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Jul 23
£78Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£79British Airways
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Jul 24
£38Virgin Trains
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£106British Airways
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Jul 25
£78Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£106British Airways
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Jul 26
£48Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£79British Airways
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Jul 27
£31Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£133British Airways
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Jul 28
£32Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£106British Airways
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Jul 29
£71Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£106British Airways
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Jul 30
£51Virgin Trains
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£79British Airways
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£51Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£79British Airways
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£51Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£79British Airways
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£38Virgin Trains
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£31Virgin Trains
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£32Virgin Trains
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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
6 hours 34 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £8
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Manchester
Distance:262 km
BusBus Companies:National Express

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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Best fares for buses from London to Manchester

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Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
13:307h20:30
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Sat, Jul 20
Bus
National Express
18:005h 5m23:05
LondonManchester
Fastest Buses from London to Manchester by duration
Sat, Aug 10
Bus
National Express
00:004h 5m04:05
LondonManchester
Tue, Aug 27
Bus
National Express
00:004h 5m04:05
LondonManchester
Sun, Aug 11
Bus
National Express
19:304h 40m00:10
LondonManchester
Return Journeys for Buses from Manchester to London
Wed, Jul 17
Bus
National Express
06:405h 50m12:30
ManchesterLondon
Thu, Jul 18
Bus
National Express
04:305h 40m10:10
ManchesterLondon
Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
04:305h 40m10:10
ManchesterLondon
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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.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City

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