Cheap bus tickets from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Cheapest

£8

Average

£18

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 £ 18 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 8.

16:00London5h20 21:20Manchester
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£81One-way
14:30London5h15 19:45Manchester, Coach Station
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£121One-way
09:00London5h00 14:00Manchester, Coach Station
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£121One-way
08:00London5h40 13:40Manchester, Coach Station
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£121One-way
09:00London5h00 14:00Manchester
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£131One-way

Bus Timetable London to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Fri, 21 Jan
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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07:00London5h00 12:00Manchester, Coach Station
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08:00London4h30 12:30Manchester, Airport
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08:00London5h40 13:40Manchester, Coach Station
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08:00London5h00 13:00Manchester
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09:00London5h00 14:00Manchester, Coach Station
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09:00London5h00 14:00Manchester
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09:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h15 14:00Manchester
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10:00London5h10 15:10Manchester, Coach Station
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11:00London5h10 16:10Manchester, Coach Station
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11:30London5h10 16:40Manchester
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11:30London5h45 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
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12:00London5h30 17:30Manchester, Coach Station
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13:30London4h50 18:20Manchester, Coach Station
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14:30London5h15 19:45Manchester, Coach Station
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14:30London5h05 19:35Manchester
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15:30London5h15 20:45Manchester, Coach Station
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16:00London5h20 21:20Manchester
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16:30London5h15 21:45Manchester, Coach Station
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16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h40 21:20Manchester
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17:30London5h05 22:35Manchester, Coach Station
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18:30London5h00 23:30Manchester, Coach Station
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19:00London6h15 01:15Manchester, Coach Station
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22:30London3h50 02:20Manchester, Airport
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22:30London4h15 02:45Manchester
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23:30London5h50 05:20Manchester
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23:30London6h25 05:55Manchester, Coach Station
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23:30London5h20 04:50Manchester, Airport
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Fri
21 Jan
£29West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
£191British Airways
Sat
22 Jan
£49West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
£70BA Cityflyer
Sun
23 Jan
£30Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£70British Airways
Mon
24 Jan
£26West Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
£86British Airways
Tue
25 Jan
£26West Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
£146British Airways
Wed
26 Jan
£26West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
£67British Airways
Thu
27 Jan
£26West Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
£86British Airways
Fri
28 Jan
£38West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
£64British Airways
Sat
29 Jan
£40Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£70BA Cityflyer
Sun
30 Jan
£34Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
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Mon
31 Jan
£49West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
£57British Airways
Tue
1 Feb
£40Avanti West Coast
£7Megabus
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Wed
2 Feb
£38West Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
£59British Airways
Thu
3 Feb
£49West Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
£75British Airways
Fri
4 Feb
£38West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
£48British Airways
Sat
5 Feb
£48Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£57British Airways
Sun
6 Feb
£48Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£53British Airways
Mon
7 Feb
£38West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
£53British Airways
Tue
8 Feb
£38West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
£48British Airways
Wed
9 Feb
£38West Midlands Railway
£5Flixbus
£57British Airways

Bus times from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Average

5 h 7 m

Buses per day

29

Distance

262 km

Of the 29 buses that leave London for Manchester every day 27 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 7 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
2nd Fastest
09:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h15 14:00Manchester
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£191One-way
08:00London4h30 12:30Manchester, Airport
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£191One-way
16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h40 21:20Manchester
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£221One-way

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Overview: Coach from London to Manchester

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£5 (€6)
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 45 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus, Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £5, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Coach companies: FlixBus and National Express London to Manchester

For as little as £5 you can travel by coach to Manchester from London with FlixBus and National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

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National Express

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

  • Average Price: £5

When purchasing your FlixBus coach tickets to Manchester from London, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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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Travel Tips: Coach to Manchester from London

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest coach from London to Manchester?

You can find a cheap coach from London to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £5  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a coach from London to Manchester?

If you’re looking to book your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Manchester coach price to come in at an average of £5  one way.

How far is it from London to Manchester by coach?

The coach distance from London to Manchester is around 162 miles (261 km).

How many hours does it take from London to Manchester by coach?

On average the coach from London to Manchester duration is 4 h 45 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 book a coach from London Victoria   to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange   most frequently for this route.

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

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, London Victoria, located approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival coach station in Manchester, called Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, is located around 0.3 miles (489 m) away from its city centre.

What coach companies go from London to Manchester?

For the best London to Manchester coach to book, 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 between London and Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any direct coaches between London and Manchester?

Yes, you can search for direct coaches from London to Manchester on Omio with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your coach ticket.

What are the first and last departure coach times from London to Manchester?

The earliest coach for this route departs from London at 08: 00. The last coach leaves from London at 17: 15. Check Omio for the latest coach schedule from London to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I book a coach ticket from London to Manchester to get the best deals?

The price of a one way coach ticket from London to Manchester is on average £5 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets between London and Manchester available a few months in advance.