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06:15Manchester, Coach Station4h 55m 11:10London, Victoria Coach Station
£17
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£171One-way
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08:00Manchester, Coach Station5h 30m 13:30London, Victoria Coach Station
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09:30Manchester, Coach Station5h 0m 14:30London, Victoria Coach Station
£20
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17:15Manchester, Coach Station7h 20m 00:35London, Victoria Coach Station
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12:20Manchester, Coach Station12h 15m 00:35London, Victoria Coach Station
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£201One-way
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Bus
Flight
Sat
May 25
£96Virgin Trains
£16National Express
£224Air France
Sun
May 26
£96Virgin Trains
£16National Express
£226TAM Airlines
Mon
May 27
£39Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£173British Airways
Tue
May 28
£96Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£167British Airways
Wed
May 29
£96Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£135British Airways
Thu
May 30
£96Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£168British Airways
Fri
May 31
£69Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£108British Airways
Sat
Jun 1
£67Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£173British Airways
Sun
Jun 2
£44Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£91BA Cityflyer
Mon
Jun 3
£77Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£108British Airways
Tue
Jun 4
£50Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£108British Airways
Wed
Jun 5
£77Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£108British Airways
Thu
Jun 6
£77Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£108British Airways
Fri
Jun 7
£69Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£81British Airways
Sat
Jun 8
£44Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£172KLM
Sun
Jun 9
£39Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£191TAM Airlines
Mon
Jun 10
£135Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£179TAM Airlines
Tue
Jun 11
£62Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£81British Airways
Wed
Jun 12
£50Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£157TAM Airlines
Thu
Jun 13
£50Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£81British Airways
Fri
Jun 14
£44Virgin Trains
£6National Express
£82British Airways

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Journey Summary

Manchester to London Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 14 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £8
Buses depart from:Manchester
Bus arrives in:London
Distance:262 km
BusBus Companies:National Express

Travelling by Coach from Manchester to London

Coaches from Manchester to London are run by National Express and run on average once an hour during the weekdays. Most coaches are direct and take around 5hrs to arrive into London.

Know before you go:

  • Coaches from Manchester to London are run by National Express.
  • The average journey duration is 5hrs long, although some journeys can take up to 6hrs to complete.
  • Coaches run from Manchester to London from just past 05:30 until 23:55, although times may vary.
  • 1 coach run per hour throughout the day, later in the evening, or early in the morning, this may decrease.
  • Coaches depart from Manchester Coach station and arrive into London Victoria Coach Station.

Cheapest Days to Travel by Coach

The table below displays the cheapest days to travel throughout the week by coach, on average, across the U.K. You can save yourself almost £10 by booking to travel on a Tuesday instead of the most expensive day, Friday. In general, to travel during the week is cheaper, although a Sunday is also a cheaper day to travel by bus.


Tips for Booking Cheap Coaches from Manchester to London

  • To get the best price it's important to book at least one week in advance, the further in advance the better.
  • The cheapest day to book is a Tuesday, Friday is the most expensive day to travel.
  • The cheapest time of day to travel is either first thing in the morning or last in the evening.

Coach Station Information and Getting to the City Centre

Departing from Manchester: Buses depart from Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station which is located just ten minutes walk from both the city's Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Cathedral. The bus station is also close to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station. First Bus operates regular, local tram and bus services, including a night bus service throughout the week to and from the city centre. Taxi ranks are located outside the station. Manchester Coach Station is open 24hrs a day and the ticket office is open from 08:45 - 18:00, on Sundays the ticket office opens an hour later. There are many facilities at the coach station, including places to buy refreshments, charging points, cash points and a car park.

Arriving in London: Coaches from Manchester to London arrive at Victoria Coach Station in the southwest of London, close to Westminster on Buckingham Palace Road. Underground lines close to the coach station include the District & Circle Lines or the Victoria Line. There are also many local buses to many areas around London. Victoria coach terminal closes at 01:00 and opens again at 05:00. There are refreshments, cash machines and a left luggage office.

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Best fares for buses from Manchester to London

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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
Fastest Buses from Manchester to London by duration
Sun, Jun 2
Bus
National Express
18:154h 20m22:35
ManchesterLondon
Sat, Jun 8
Bus
National Express
17:004h 20m21:20
ManchesterLondon
Fri, Jun 21
Bus
National Express
18:154h 20m22:35
ManchesterLondon
Return Journeys for Buses from London to Manchester
Mon, May 27
Bus
National Express
19:304h 40m00:10
LondonManchester
Tue, May 28
Bus
National Express
00:004h 5m04:05
LondonManchester
Wed, May 29
Bus
National Express
14:306h20:30
LondonManchester
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
London
BusManchester (Coach Station)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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