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19:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h 5m 00:05Manchester, Coach Station
£15
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13:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h 25m 18:55Manchester, Coach Station
£20
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12:00London, Victoria Coach Station4h 40m 16:40Manchester, Coach Station
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station7h 45m 16:45Manchester, Coach Station
£22
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£221One-way
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station11h 5m 20:05Manchester, Coach Station
£22
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£221One-way
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May 25
£78Virgin Trains
£19National Express
£239British Airways
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May 26
£96Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£227TAM Airlines
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May 27
£35Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£162British Airways
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May 28
£148Virgin Trains
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£165TAM Airlines
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May 29
£65Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£129British Airways
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May 30
£77Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£162British Airways
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May 31
£47Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£260TAM Airlines
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Jun 1
£20Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£200British Airways
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Jun 2
£31Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£194Flybe
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Jun 3
£77Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£136TAM Airlines
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Jun 4
£77Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£103British Airways
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Jun 5
£77Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£103British Airways
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Jun 6
£77Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£103British Airways
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Jun 7
£37Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£75British Airways
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Jun 8
£30Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£103British Airways
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Jun 9
£44Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£103British Airways
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Jun 10
£77Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£75British Airways
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Jun 11
£77Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£75British Airways
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Jun 12
£77Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£75British Airways
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Jun 13
£77Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£138TAM Airlines
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Jun 14
£37Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£75British Airways

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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 20 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £7
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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Mon, May 27
Bus
National Express
19:304h 40m00:10
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Tue, May 28
Bus
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00:004h 5m04:05
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Wed, May 29
Bus
National Express
14:306h20:30
LondonManchester
Fastest Buses from London to Manchester by duration
Tue, May 28
Bus
National Express
00:004h 5m04:05
LondonManchester
Mon, Jun 10
Bus
National Express
00:004h 5m04:05
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Mon, Jun 17
Bus
National Express
00:004h 5m04:05
LondonManchester
Return Journeys for Buses from Manchester to London
Mon, May 27
Bus
National Express
05:154h 55m10:10
ManchesterLondon
Tue, May 28
Bus
National Express
06:405h 50m12:30
ManchesterLondon
Wed, May 29
Bus
National Express
10:005h 50m15:50
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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