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 £ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 10.
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3 h 50 m
5 h 36 m
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Of the 26 buses that leave Manchester for London every day 21 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 36 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 50 m .
The slowest buses will take 10 h 45 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.
|Distance||162 miles (261 km)|
|Average coach duration||4 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£6 (€7)|
|Coach companies||National Express, Megabus, Flixbus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland|
Coaches from Manchester to London cover the 162 miles (261 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Flixbus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £5, but the average price of coach tickets is £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
National Express and FlixBus coaches will get you between Manchester and London from £5. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - London coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between Manchester and 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.
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.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at London, Victoria Coach Station, located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre.
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