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3 buses from£ 31
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14 buses from£ 13
Fri, Mar 29
18 buses from£ 13

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Flight
Sun
Mar 24
£ 78Virgin Trains
£ 31National Express
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Mon
Mar 25
£ 96Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 237British Airways
Tue
Mar 26
£ 96Virgin Trains
£ 7National Express
£ 197British Airways
Wed
Mar 27
£ 44Virgin Trains
£ 6National Express
£ 159British Airways
Thu
Mar 28
£ 85Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 159British Airways
Fri
Mar 29
£ 31Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 127British Airways
Sat
Mar 30
£ 67Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 127British Airways
Sun
Mar 31
£ 44Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 83BA Cityflyer
Mon
Apr 1
£ 30Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 73Jet2.com
Tue
Apr 2
£ 77Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 102British Airways
Wed
Apr 3
£ 26Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 102British Airways
Thu
Apr 4
£ 26Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 102British Airways
Fri
Apr 5
£ 47Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 102British Airways
Sat
Apr 6
£ 67Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 102British Airways
Sun
Apr 7
£ 44Virgin Trains
£ 12National Express
£ 71BA Cityflyer
Mon
Apr 8
£ 26Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 75British Airways
Tue
Apr 9
£ 69Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 75British Airways
Wed
Apr 10
£ 69Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 75British Airways
Thu
Apr 11
£ 26Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 75British Airways
Fri
Apr 12
£ 41Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 75British Airways
Sat
Apr 13
£ 35Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 75British Airways
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Journey Summary

Manchester to London Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
6 hours 30 minutes
Coach Ticket Price:£ 9
Buses depart from:Manchester
Bus arrives in:London
Distance:262 Kms
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, Mar 29
    Bus
    National Express
    00:155h 45m06:00
    ManchesterLondon
    Sat, Mar 30
    Bus
    National Express
    12:304h 55m17:25
    ManchesterLondon
    Fastest Buses from Manchester to London by duration
    Mon, Apr 8
    Bus
    National Express
    17:004h 20m21:20
    ManchesterLondon
    Wed, Apr 17
    Bus
    National Express
    17:004h 20m21:20
    ManchesterLondon
    Sat, Apr 20
    Bus
    National Express
    17:004h 20m21:20
    ManchesterLondon
    Return Journeys for Buses from London to Manchester
    Mon, Mar 25
    Bus
    National Express
    15:306h21:30
    LondonManchester
    Tue, Mar 26
    Bus
    National Express
    23:306h 25m05:55
    LondonManchester
    Wed, Mar 27
    Bus
    National Express
    13:306h19:30
    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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