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Manchester to London

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03:00Manchester, Coach Station8h1511:15London, Victoria Coach Station
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03:00Manchester, Coach Station7h2010:20London, Victoria Coach Station
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03:00Manchester, Coach Station8h4511:45London, Victoria Coach Station
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03:55Manchester, Coach Station8h2012:15London, Victoria Coach Station
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03:55Manchester, Coach Station8h5512:50London, Victoria Coach Station
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03:55Manchester, Coach Station7h5011:45London, Victoria Coach Station
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05:10Manchester, Coach Station8h4013:50London, Victoria Coach Station
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05:10Manchester, Coach Station7h512:15London, Victoria Coach Station
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05:10Manchester, Coach Station8h2013:30London, Victoria Coach Station
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05:10Manchester, Coach Station7h4012:50London, Victoria Coach Station
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05:10Manchester, Coach Station6h3511:45London, Victoria Coach Station
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05:30Manchester, Coach Station5h4011:10London, Victoria Coach Station
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06:25Manchester, Coach Station6h5013:15London, Victoria Coach Station
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07:15Manchester, Coach Station8h3515:50London, Victoria Coach Station
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07:15Manchester, Coach Station7h5015:05London, Victoria Coach Station
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07:15Manchester, Coach Station6h3513:50London, Victoria Coach Station
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07:15Manchester, Coach Station8h515:20London, Victoria Coach Station
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07:15Manchester, Coach Station8h5016:05London, Victoria Coach Station
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07:40Manchester, Coach Station5h5013:30London, Victoria Coach Station
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09:15Manchester, Coach Station6h5016:05London, Victoria Coach Station
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09:15Manchester, Coach Station10h019:15London, Victoria Coach Station
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09:15Manchester, Coach Station8h2017:35London, Victoria Coach Station
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09:15Manchester, Coach Station7h4517:00London, Victoria Coach Station
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09:30Manchester, Coach Station5h014:30London, Victoria Coach Station
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10:05Manchester, Coach Station6h016:05London, Victoria Coach Station
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10:05Manchester, Coach Station6h5517:00London, Victoria Coach Station
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10:05Manchester, Coach Station7h3017:35London, Victoria Coach Station
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10:05Manchester, Coach Station9h1019:15London, Victoria Coach Station
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11:00Manchester, Coach Station5h5016:50London, Victoria Coach Station
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11:25Manchester, Coach Station6h1017:35London, Victoria Coach Station
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11:25Manchester, Coach Station8h1519:40London, Victoria Coach Station
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11:25Manchester, Coach Station7h5019:15London, Victoria Coach Station
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11:25Manchester, Coach Station9h2520:50London, Victoria Coach Station
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12:05Manchester, Coach Station9h2021:25London, Victoria Coach Station
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12:05Manchester, Coach Station7h3519:40London, Victoria Coach Station
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12:05Manchester, Coach Station8h4520:50London, Victoria Coach Station
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12:30Manchester, Coach Station4h5517:25London, Victoria Coach Station
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12:55Manchester, Coach Station8h3021:25London, Victoria Coach Station
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12:55Manchester, Coach Station7h5520:50London, Victoria Coach Station
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12:55Manchester, Coach Station6h4519:40London, Victoria Coach Station
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14:00Manchester, Coach Station5h2019:20London, Victoria Coach Station
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15:00Manchester, Coach Station7h4022:40London, Victoria Coach Station
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15:00Manchester, Coach Station8h2023:20London, Victoria Coach Station
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15:00Manchester, Coach Station9h3500:35London, Victoria Coach Station
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16:00Manchester, Coach Station5h1021:10London, Victoria Coach Station
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17:15Manchester, Coach Station7h2000:35London, Victoria Coach Station
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17:15Manchester, Coach Station6h523:20London, Victoria Coach Station
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18:00Manchester, Coach Station4h2022:20London, Victoria Coach Station
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20:30Manchester, Coach Station8h3005:00London, Victoria Coach Station
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23:50Manchester, Coach Station6h3006:20London, Victoria Coach Station
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The fastest buses

from Manchester
to London

Showing times and prices for Jul 16

Fastest Journey

4h 20m

Average

7h 27m

Buses per day

52

Distance

262 km

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.

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18:00Manchester, Coach Station4h 20m 22:20London, Victoria Coach Station
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£291One-way
2nd Fastest
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12:30Manchester, Coach Station4h 55m 17:25London, Victoria Coach Station
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£141One-way
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09:30Manchester, Coach Station5h 0m 14:30London, Victoria Coach Station
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£171One-way
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16:00Manchester, Coach Station5h 10m 21:10London, Victoria Coach Station
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£141One-way
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14:00Manchester, Coach Station5h 20m 19:20London, Victoria Coach Station
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£171One-way

COMPARE

Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
Jul 15
£49Virgin Trains
£61National Express
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Tue
Jul 16
£98Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£249British Airways
Wed
Jul 17
£98Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£210British Airways
Thu
Jul 18
£87Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£210British Airways
Fri
Jul 19
£71Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£138British Airways
Sat
Jul 20
£57Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£267Aurigny Air Services
Sun
Jul 21
£45Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£80BA Cityflyer
Mon
Jul 22
£87Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£112British Airways
Tue
Jul 23
£87Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£138British Airways
Wed
Jul 24
£78Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£138British Airways
Thu
Jul 25
£78Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£138British Airways
Fri
Jul 26
£71Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£84British Airways
Sat
Jul 27
£26Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£242KLM
Sun
Jul 28
£45Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£84British Airways
Mon
Jul 29
£78Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£112British Airways
Tue
Jul 30
£89Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£84British Airways
Wed
Jul 31
£51Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£84British Airways
Thu
Aug 1
£98Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£112British Airways
Fri
Aug 2
£45Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£84British Airways
Sat
Aug 3
£38Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£192KLM
Sun
Aug 4
£98Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£80BA Cityflyer

The cheapest buses

from Manchester
to London

Showing times and prices for Jul 16

Cheapest

£10

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 Manchester to London will cost around £ 18 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 10.

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17:15Manchester, Coach Station6h 5m 23:20London, Victoria Coach Station
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£101One-way
2nd Cheapest
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17:15Manchester, Coach Station7h 20m 00:35London, Victoria Coach Station
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£121One-way
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05:30Manchester, Coach Station5h 40m 11:10London, Victoria Coach Station
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£131One-way
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06:25Manchester, Coach Station6h 50m 13:15London, Victoria Coach Station
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£131One-way
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12:05Manchester, Coach Station7h 35m 19:40London, Victoria Coach Station
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£141One-way

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Journey Summary

Manchester to London Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 28 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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Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
04:305h 40m10:10
ManchesterLondon
Sat, Jul 20
Bus
National Express
11:304h 55m16:25
ManchesterLondon
Fastest Buses from Manchester to London by duration
Wed, Aug 7
Bus
National Express
17:004h 20m21:20
ManchesterLondon
Fri, Aug 9
Bus
National Express
18:154h 20m22:35
ManchesterLondon
Tue, Aug 20
Bus
National Express
17:004h 20m21:20
ManchesterLondon
Return Journeys for Buses from London to Manchester
Wed, Jul 17
Bus
National Express
13:306h 40m20:10
LondonManchester
Thu, Jul 18
Bus
National Express
14:306h20:30
LondonManchester
Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
13:307h20:30
LondonManchester
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
London
BusManchester (Coach Station)

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

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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