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3 h 50 m
5 h 12 m
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Of the 15 buses that leave Manchester for London every day 14 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 12 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 50 m .
The slowest buses will take 6 h 30 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.
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 £ 18 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.
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|Avg. Bus Duration|
5 hours 50 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£6|
|Buses depart from:||Manchester|
|Bus arrives in:||London|
|Bus Companies:||Flixbus, National Express|
Find the best coaches from Manchester to London with Omio's travel partners National Express from £3. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
Enjoy a comfortable coach ride between Manchester and London with National Express, the UK’s leading long-distance coach operator. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi access and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so charging your phone or laptop won’t be a problem.
Omio shows you the National Express coach timetable for the Manchester to London route, so you can select the best times for your upcoming route. You can take a coach with National Express for the 162 miles (261 km) journey between Manchester and London with prices starting as low as £7. Select from three different ticket options: 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. Once you’ve picked your preferred ticket, book a cheap coach from Manchester to London on Omio today!
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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.
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.
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.
Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly to London, Victoria Coach Station.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London, Victoria Coach Station and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in London.
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