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Coach Information between Manchester and London

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£7 (€8)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus, Flixbus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland

Coaches from Manchester to London cover the 162 miles (261 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 25 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 route for as low as £5, but the average price of coach tickets is £7. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

Coach companies

Travel with FlixBus and National Express from Manchester to London

FlixBus and National Express coaches will get you from Manchester to London from £5. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

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National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Manchester and London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between Manchester and London are the following:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    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.

    Travel Tips

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    FAQs
    What is the cost of cheap coaches from Manchester to London?
    You can find a cheap coach from Manchester to London for some dates and times for as low as £5  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much does the coach from Manchester to London cost on average?
    The Manchester to London coach ticket price is on average £7  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
    What is the distance by coach from Manchester to London?
    You should expect to travel around 162 miles (261 km)  to London from Manchester by coach.
    How long is the coach to London from Manchester?
    The coach time to London from Manchester is on average 4 h 25 min  for the 162 miles (261 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to London from Manchester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    When travelling by coach from Manchester to London, which coach station in Manchester do I depart from and which coach station in London do I arrive in?

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

    Where is the Manchester coach station located? Where is the London coach station located?

    The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre of Manchester.

    The most popular arrival coach station, London, Hammersmith Bridge Road, is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) away from the city centre of London.

    Which coach companies can take me between Manchester and London?
    For the journey from Manchester to London you can take a coach with National Express, Megabus, Flixbus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services from Manchester to London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Are there any Manchester to London direct coaches?
    Yes, there are direct coaches between Manchester and London, and you can find a direct coach for this journey with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    When should I buy Manchester London coach tickets to score the best deals?
    If you purchase a coach ticket to London from Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £7 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets from Manchester to London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.