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£209British Airways
Mon
Aug 19
£98Virgin Trains
£17National Express
£247British Airways
Tue
Aug 20
£45Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£209British Airways
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Aug 21
£98Virgin Trains
£23National Express
£170British Airways
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Aug 22
£98Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£170British Airways
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Aug 23
£78Virgin Trains
£19National Express
£111British Airways
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Aug 24
£87Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£209British Airways
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Aug 25
£45Virgin Trains
£18National Express
£93BA Cityflyer
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Aug 26
£68Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£111British Airways
Tue
Aug 27
£98Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£111British Airways
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Aug 28
£87Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£111British Airways
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Aug 29
£98Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£111British Airways
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Aug 30
£48Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£83British Airways
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Aug 31
£35Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£138British Airways
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Sep 1
£45Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£83British Airways
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Sep 2
£45Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£83British Airways
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Sep 3
£51Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£83British Airways
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Sep 4
£45Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£83British Airways
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Sep 5
£51Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£83British Airways
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Sep 6
£45Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£83British Airways
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Sep 7
£32Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£109KLM

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Journey Summary

Manchester to London Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 20 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, Aug 23
Bus
National Express
08:305h13:30
ManchesterLondon
Sat, Aug 24
Bus
National Express
13:005h 20m18:20
ManchesterLondon
Fastest Buses from Manchester to London by duration
Thu, Aug 22
Bus
National Express
17:004h 20m21:20
ManchesterLondon
Thu, Aug 29
Bus
National Express
17:004h 20m21:20
ManchesterLondon
Tue, Sep 3
Bus
National Express
17:004h 20m21:20
ManchesterLondon
Return Journeys for Buses from London to Manchester
Tue, Aug 20
Bus
National Express
06:305h11:30
LondonManchester
Wed, Aug 21
Bus
National Express
12:306h18:30
LondonManchester
Thu, Aug 22
Bus
National Express
18:005h 5m23:05
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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