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Of the 52 bus that leave Manchester for London every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 262 km distance in an average of 7h 27m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 4h 20m .
The slowest bus will take 10h 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.
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 Manchester to London will cost around £ 18 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 10.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
5 hours 28 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£8|
|Buses depart from:||Manchester|
|Bus arrives in:||London|
|Bus Companies:||National Express|
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.
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.
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.