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Cheap coach tickets from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Manchester to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
National Express
15:455h15
Manchester, Coach Station
21:00London, Victoria Coach Station
£151One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
15:004h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:20London
£151One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
15:005h00
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
20:00London, Victoria Coach Station
£151One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
16:105h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
21:20London, Victoria Coach Station
£151One-way
0 changes
National Express
11:455h05
Manchester, Coach Station
16:50London, Victoria Coach Station
£171One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableManchester to London

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 July
Megabus
01:504h40
Manchester
06:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
02:254h05
Manchester, Airport
06:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
02:454h40
Manchester
07:25London
0 changes
FlixBus
02:455h15
Manchester
08:00London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
02:455h35
Manchester, Coach Station
08:20London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
05:155h05
Manchester, Coach Station
10:20London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
06:155h05
Manchester, Coach Station
11:20London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
06:207h40
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
14:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
1 change
Megabus
06:508h35
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
15:25London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
Megabus
06:508h25
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
15:15London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
Megabus
06:505h40
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
12:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
Megabus
06:506h40
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
13:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
07:007h00
Manchester, Airport
14:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
1 change
National Express
07:155h05
Manchester, Coach Station
12:20London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
07:305h00
Manchester, Airport
12:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
Megabus
07:306h00
Manchester, Airport
13:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
07:307h55
Manchester, Airport
15:25London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
Megabus
07:304h35
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
12:05London
0 changes
Megabus
07:305h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
12:40London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
07:307h45
Manchester, Airport
15:15London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
National Express
08:205h00
Manchester, Coach Station
13:20London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
09:205h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
14:25London
0 changes
FlixBus
09:205h40
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
15:00London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
09:304h50
Manchester, Coach Station
14:20London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
09:304h35
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
14:05London
0 changes
Megabus
09:305h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
14:40London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
10:154h50
Manchester, Coach Station
15:05London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
10:407h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
18:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
11:008h25
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:25London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
Megabus
11:006h30
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
17:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
11:005h05
Manchester, Coach Station
16:05London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
11:005h40
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
Megabus
11:008h35
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:35London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
Megabus
11:207h10
Manchester, Airport
18:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
11:405h00
Manchester, Airport
16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
Megabus
11:407h45
Manchester, Airport
19:25London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
Megabus
11:405h50
Manchester, Airport
17:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
11:407h55
Manchester, Airport
19:35London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
National Express
11:455h05
Manchester, Coach Station
16:50London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
12:454h55
Manchester, Coach Station
17:40London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
13:305h00
Manchester, Coach Station
18:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
13:405h35
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:15London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
13:405h00
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
18:40London
0 changes
National Express
14:306h20
Manchester, Coach Station
20:50London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
15:004h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:20London
0 changes
Megabus
15:005h00
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
20:00London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
15:405h30
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
21:10London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
15:404h55
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
20:35London
0 changes
National Express
15:455h15
Manchester, Coach Station
21:00London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
16:105h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
21:20London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
16:404h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
21:30London
0 changes
FlixBus
16:406h30
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
23:10London
1 change
FlixBus
16:405h25
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
22:05London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
16:454h55
Manchester, Coach Station
21:40London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
16:504h30
Manchester, Airport
21:20London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
17:454h40
Manchester, Coach Station
22:25London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
18:404h55
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
23:35London
0 changes
FlixBus
18:405h19
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
23:59London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
19:154h30
Manchester, Coach Station
23:45London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
20:107h40
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
03:50London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
Megabus
20:106h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
02:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
20:107h32
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
03:42London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
Megabus
20:105h30
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
01:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
Megabus
20:505h40
Manchester, Airport
02:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
20:507h00
Manchester, Airport
03:50London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
Megabus
20:506h52
Manchester, Airport
03:42London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
Megabus
20:504h50
Manchester, Airport
01:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
National Express
21:457h00
Manchester, Coach Station
04:45London, Victoria Coach Station
2 changes
National Express
23:406h40
Manchester, Coach Station
06:20London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
23:407h10
Manchester, Coach Station
06:50London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
23:406h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
06:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
FlixBus
23:406h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
06:00London
0 changes

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Bus times from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

5 h 53 m

Buses per day

72

Distance

262 km

Of the 72 buses that leave Manchester for London every day 53 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
02:254h05
Manchester, Airport
06:30London, Victoria Coach Station
£321One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
15:004h20
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
19:20London
£151One-way
0 changes
National Express
19:154h30
Manchester, Coach Station
23:45London, Victoria Coach Station
£171One-way
0 changes
Megabus
16:504h30
Manchester, Airport
21:20London, Victoria Coach Station
£301One-way
0 changes
Megabus
09:304h35
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
14:05London
£181One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to London

distanceDistance162 miles
durationAverage coach duration4 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£30 (€34)
frequencyCoach frequency17 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 17 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express, DoggioBus, FlixBus, West Midlands Trains or Bus

Coaches from Manchester to London cover the 162 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 30 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, DoggioBus, FlixBus, West Midlands Trains or Bus. Normally, there are 17 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £7, but the average price of coach tickets is £30. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

Coach companies: Megabus, National Express and DoggioBus Manchester to London

You can travel by coach between Manchester and London with Megabus, National Express and DoggioBus for as low as £7. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

West Midlands Trains is a train operator based in the United Kingdom, providing services across the West Midlands region. It operates a variety of train types, including the Class 350 Desiro, Class 323 Electrostar, Class 170 Turbostar, and Class 172 Turbostar. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. Passengers can purchase a range of tickets, including single, return, and season tickets. The most popular routes operated by West Midlands Trains include Birmingham to London Euston, Birmingham to Wolverhampton, and Birmingham to Coventry.

Manchester to London coach information with West Midlands Trains:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 19 min
  • Cheapest Price: £30

Buses from Manchester to London

Taking a trip from Manchester to London is a popular trip for many visitors and locals. Thanks to the popularity of this route, you'll find numerous buses operating this route daily. Your train will travel from one of four stations in Manchester and make its way to one of two stations in London. There are direct trips without a changeover en route and routes with a single stopover along the way at Birmingham Station. The most popular options are direct routes with an average travel time of around 5 h. If you're taking a bus from Manchester to London, you'll travel with one of the two major companies.

Manchester to London Bus Time: Daily Departures

Thanks to the popularity of trips from Manchester to London, you'll be glad to find more than 30 bus routes operating between these two cities daily. Buses start as early as 2:30 a.m. approx each day and run a couple of times an hour from then until around 11:50 p.m. every evening. Megabus operate the most frequent journeys, with nearly 20 trips between these cities daily. The second bus company is National Express, which has close to 10 trips a day, starting around 4:00 a.m. each morning and running until aproximately 11:50 p.m. when the last bus leaves the station.

How long is the journey by bus from Manchester to London?

Your travel time between Manchester and London largely depend on which bus you take and the length of the route. Megabus usually offers the quickest route, with buses running between Manchester Shudehill Interchange and London Heathrow International Airport. The next quickest route is usually between Manchester Airport and London Victoria Coach Station. Both of these options tend to take around 4 h. These are direct routes without changeovers. If you're taking a Megabus bus from Manchester Victoria Station to London Victoria Station, expect your travel time to be around 4h 35min. National Express buses between these same stations tend to take close to 4h 50 min for direct journeys. If you're hopping on a National Express bus travelling from Manchester Coach Station to London Victoria with a stopover in Birmingham en route, your travel time will usually be around 6h 5min.

Buses from Manchester to London: Hulme Arch and Beetham Tower in Manchester. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Manchester to London?

Departure bus station:If you're taking a bus from Manchester to London, you'll have the choice of four different departure stations. All National Express buses will travel between Manchester Coach Station and London Victoria Station. Megabus operates out of Manchester Shudehill, Manchester Airport, and Manchester Victoria station. Manchester Coach Station is the main bus station in the city, offering guests a variety of amenities, including disabled assistance, information desks, accessible and standard toilets, and shopping and dining opportunities. Manchester Airport is the next most popular departure station, located further away from the city centre but easily accessible by public transport. Although the airport station doesn't have facilities, you'll have access to everything inside the airport, including shopping and dining opportunities, souvenir shops, free WiFi, cash machines and more.

Arrival bus station:Your arrival station in London will either be London Victoria Station, one of the major train stations in the city, or London Heathrow International Airport. London Victoria Station is the most popular choice for these journeys as it's closer to the city centre and easily accessible to the rest of the city through the Metro, the subway, trains, taxis, and buses. London Victoria is the second busiest station in the city. It offers travellers a choice of services and amenities, including cash machines, luggage storage, payphones, refreshment facilities, shops, and accessible toilets. London Heathrow is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. The buses stop at Terminals 1, 2, and 3, and although there are no facilities specific to the station, you'll have the choice of facilities available at the airport.

Which bus companies travel from Manchester to London?

If you're taking a bus from Manchester to London, one of two bus companies will handle your bus. The most popular option is Megabus, which operates close to 20 buses a day starting as early as 02:30 a.m. each morning until almost midnight every evening. All Megabus routes are direct routes between Manchester and London. At the same time, National Express, the other bus company, provides routes between Manchester Coach Station and London Victoria Station that include direct trips and trips with a changeover in Birmingham en route.

Megabus buses from Manchester to London

Megabus operate the most frequent journeys between Manchester and London. You'll find upwards of 20 trips a day starting as early as 2:30 a.m. every morning. These buses are all direct routes and operate from one of three stations in Manchester to one of two stations in London. Your travel time will depend on your route, with an average travel time of around 4h 30min.

National Express buses from Manchester to London

National Express is one of the country's leading bus companies and operates close to 10 trips from Manchester Coach Station to London Victoria Station every day. These journeys start around 4:10 a.m. each morning and run until close to 12:00 a.m. every day. Most of these routes are direct trips between the two stations, but there are a couple of options every day with a single changeover in Birmingham en route. The average travel time for a direct trip will be around 5h, while the route with a stopover increases to around 6h.

Bus Manchester to London: Services on Board

When travelling on a bus from Manchester to London, you'll only have one type of ticket class available. All tickets allow you to travel with two medium-sized stowaway bags or one large one weighing no more than 20kg, as well as carry-on luggage like a laptop bag or handbag. You will only be able to take service animals with you when travelling, and you'll need to provide all of the information, certificates, and proof that they're a service animal. If you're travelling with a disability, all bus companies offer assistance. We recommend calling 48h in advance to ensure you get the help you need.

How to find cheap bus tickets from Manchester to London?

There are several ways to ensure you pick up the cheapest tickets available and travel efficiently. Check out the Omio Magazine for tips on travelling efficiently. Searching on Omio gives you the chance to filter according to price, and you'll receive information from numerous online sources. Try booking as far in advance as possible to pay the cheapest rates for the tickets, and if you book with flexible dates, you could pick up better deals on different days. If you're a senior citizen or student, make sure to enquire about discounts afforded to you.

Buses from Manchester to London: friends travelling by coach to London. Source: Shutterstock

To London by bus —travel tips

London is one of the most popular cities in the world to visit. The city is the capital of England and the UK and has a history that dates back to the Roman Empire, with a variety of things to do in the city, places to see and food to try. There is no shortage of things to do while visiting London. Take advantage of everything the city has to offer and try out these things on your next visit. Wander through Hyde Park, one of the most well-known parks in the world, check out the London Eye and visit one of the trendiest areas in the city, Shoreditch.

FAQs: Manchester to London coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Manchester to London with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to London.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Manchester to London can start from as little as £7 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Manchester to London is £30; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to London coach time is 4 h 30 min   covering the 162 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Manchester to London leaves at 07: 55. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Manchester to London leaves at 22: 40.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to London without having to change trains with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. There are 17 direct coaches from Manchester to London each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the trip from Manchester to London you can take a coach with Megabus, National Express, DoggioBus, FlixBus, West Midlands Trains or Bus. 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.

When departing from Manchester, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and Manchester, Airport. When arriving in London, you can end your trip in coach stations like London, Victoria Coach Station, London, Golders Green Station and London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at London, Victoria Coach Station, located 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to London from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 30 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from Manchester to London is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Manchester to London including taking a train, coach or flight.
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