The cheapest buses from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for 23 Sep

Cheapest

£10

Average

£21

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.

08:45Manchester, Coach Station6h05 14:50London
1 changes
£101One-way
12:15Manchester, Coach Station7h05 19:20London
1 changes
£111One-way
16:30Manchester, Coach Station5h05 21:35London
0 changes
£111One-way
08:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 13:50London
0 changes
£111One-way
11:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 16:50London
0 changes
£111One-way

Timetable Manchester to London

Showing buses for tomorrow, Thu, 23 Sep
00:55Manchester5h00 05:55London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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01:20Manchester, Airport5h15 06:35London
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01:20Manchester, Airport4h35 05:55London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
03:15Manchester, Airport3h50 07:05London
0 changes
04:10Manchester, Coach Station6h45 10:55London
0 changes
06:45Manchester, Coach Station5h35 12:20London
0 changes
07:10Manchester5h40 12:50London
0 changes
07:10Manchester4h55 12:05London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
08:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 13:50London
0 changes
08:45Manchester, Coach Station6h05 14:50London
0 changes
09:50Manchester5h20 15:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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09:50Manchester6h05 15:55London
0 changes
10:00Manchester, Coach Station5h10 15:10London
0 changes
10:45Manchester, Coach Station5h10 15:55London
0 changes
11:00Manchester, Coach Station5h40 16:40London
0 changes
11:00Manchester5h30 16:30London
0 changes
11:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 16:50London
0 changes
11:30Manchester, Airport5h00 16:30London
0 changes
12:15Manchester, Coach Station7h05 19:20London
0 changes
15:00Manchester, Coach Station5h05 20:05London
0 changes
16:00Manchester5h20 21:20London
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16:30Manchester, Coach Station5h05 21:35London
0 changes
16:30Manchester, Airport4h50 21:20London
0 changes
18:00Manchester, Coach Station4h50 22:50London
0 changes
19:30Manchester, Coach Station10h45 06:15London
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23:50Manchester, Coach Station6h30 06:20London
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Wed
22 Sep
£73Avanti West Coast
£10Flixbus
£393British Airways
Thu
23 Sep
£73Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£256British Airways
Fri
24 Sep
£55Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£219British Airways
Sat
25 Sep
£73Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£65British Airways
Sun
26 Sep
£44Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£65British Airways
Mon
27 Sep
£55Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£123British Airways
Tue
28 Sep
£60Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£103British Airways
Wed
29 Sep
£48Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£81British Airways
Thu
30 Sep
£60Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£155British Airways
Fri
1 Oct
£51Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£123British Airways
Sat
2 Oct
£60Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£89British Airways
Sun
3 Oct
£34Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£150British Airways
Mon
4 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£53British Airways
Tue
5 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£70British Airways
Wed
6 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£71British Airways
Thu
7 Oct
£44Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£65British Airways
Fri
8 Oct
£48Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£71British Airways
Sat
9 Oct
£73Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£54British Airways
Sun
10 Oct
£48Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£68British Airways
Mon
11 Oct
£40Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£68British Airways
Tue
12 Oct
£38Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£59British Airways

The fastest buses from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for 23 Sep

Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Average

5 h 36 m

Buses per day

26

Distance

262 km

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.

Fastest
03:15Manchester, Airport3h50 07:05London
0 changes
£191One-way
01:20Manchester, Airport4h35 05:55London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
£461One-way
18:00Manchester, Coach Station4h50 22:50London
0 changes
£111One-way
16:30Manchester, Airport4h50 21:20London
0 changes
£191One-way
07:10Manchester4h55 12:05London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
£331One-way

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Coach Information between Manchester and London

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£6 (€7)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

Coach companies

National Express and FlixBus Manchester – London

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
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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:

    • 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.

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    FAQs
    How much do cheap coaches from Manchester to London cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between Manchester and London for as low as £5  for the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a coach ticket from Manchester to London on average?
    If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to London coach to cost on average £6  one way.
    How far is it from Manchester to London by coach?
    The distance between Manchester and London by coach is approximately 162 miles (261 km).
    How long is the coach to London from Manchester?
    On average the Manchester to London coach time is 4 h 35 min  covering the 162 miles (261 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    Which coach station in Manchester goes to London? Which coach station do I come into London from Manchester?

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

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

    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.

    What coach companies go from Manchester to London?
    For the trip 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 to London from Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Are there any direct coaches from Manchester to London?
    If you’re looking for a direct coach from Manchester to London, consider travelling with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
    What time is the earliest coach from Manchester to London? What time is the last coach from Manchester to London?
    The earliest coach for this journey departs from Manchester at 06: 00. The last coach leaves from Manchester at 16: 00. Check Omio for the latest coach times from Manchester to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How early should I purchase Manchester to London coach tickets to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase coach tickets from Manchester to London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £6 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your coach ticket from Manchester to London a few months in advance.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Manchester
    London
    Manchester (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.