You can get from Lancaster to London by train, bus or flight.
To get from Lancaster to London on 24 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||209 miles (337 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£20 - £154|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £20 • 7 h 15 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £154 • 1 h 5 min|
|Popular travel companies||British Airways, Megabus or Avanti West Coast|
Travel 209 miles (337 km) by flight, coach or train between Lancaster and London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are British Airways, Megabus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Lancaster to London.
It's possible to travel from Lancaster to London by train, bus, and plane. It is a fairly popular route, but as Lancaster is a small city most of the train and plane connections go via Manchester or Leeds. Trains, buses, and planes are all available every day of the week, including Sundays, and journey times vary from just over 1 hour to nearly 9 hours.
The cheapest way to travel from Lancaster to London is by bus. Buses are run by National Express, and there is generally only one service per day, which leaves in the early hours of the morning. The journey time can vary depending on the amount of rush hour traffic around London, but it generally takes just under 9 hours. Buses depart from Damside Street Bus Station and arrive at Victoria Coach Station. All of the buses between these cities have one change, in Birmingham, and they run 7 days a week.
The fastest way to travel from Lancaster to London is by train, as the fastest train service takes around 2.5 hours. Flights are technically faster, at around 1 hour when flying directly, but they leave from Manchester Airport or Leeds Bradford Airport which are both over 60 miles away from Lancaster, so direct trains are much quicker. Trains between these cities are provided by Avanti West Coast. Half of them run directly, and half of them have one or two changes. Avanti West Coast operates multiple services every day, with 2-3 trains leaving every hour from Lancaster Station or Morecambe Station and arriving at Euston Station in London. There are more trains during the morning and evening rush hours.
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All of the trains from Lancaster to London are provided by Avanti West Coast, although services with one or more changes may use another provider when departing from a connecting station. There are generally multiple services every hour, starting from early in the morning and ending late at night, on both weekdays and weekends. Some of Avanti West Coast's services run directly, but several of them have one change, in Crewe, and if they depart from Morecambe Station they usually have one change in Lancaster. Services with two changes may change in Preston and Manchester and may take up to 8.5 hours. Direct services are much faster, with a journey time of 2-3 hours on average. Trains arrive at Euston Station, in the centre of London, less than 10 minutes' walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras. It is also well-connected by bus and tube.
Travelling from Lancaster to London by bus usually takes more than 8 hours. Buses are provided by National Express and leave seven days a week, with one service each day. Buses to London tend to leave Lancaster in the early hours of the morning and change once at Birmingham Coach Station. Buses to London depart from Damside Street Bus Station which is located in the centre of the city, around a 5-minute walk from Lancaster Train Station. They arrive at Victoria Coach Station in London, which is located in the City of Westminster. Victoria Coach Station is situated next to Victoria Train Station, which is served by Gatwick Express, Southern, and Thameslink train services, as well as Victoria Tube Station which is served by the District, Victoria, and Circle tube lines.
There are multiple daily flight connections from Lancaster to London, with up to two flights leaving every hour or so from early in the morning until the early evening. British Airways offer the fastest flights, and the only direct services, which last around 1 hour. They generally have eight services per day. KLM provides the most flights between the two cities, with up to 18 flights per day, but all of their services have one change, usually in Amsterdam. Their flights take around 4-5 hours. Longer flights are also operated by Air France, Encompass Aviation, and Jet2. Planes depart from either Manchester Airport or Leeds Bradford Airport and arrive at Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton, Stansted, and Southend. All have regular bus and train services to central London.
There are 3 ways to travel from Lancaster to London including taking a flight, coach or train.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Lancaster to London. Tickets for a coach cost on average £20.
This is compared to other travel options to London:
A coach is £134 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Lancaster to London costing on average £154.
A coach is generally £46 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £66 from Lancaster to London.
The fastest way to get to London from Lancaster is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.
There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to London by coach can take on average 7 h 15 min.
In comparison, getting to London by train can take on average 2 h 30 min.
The distance between Lancaster and London is around 209 miles (337 km).
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Yes, there are direct services available to London from Lancaster with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Lancaster to London.
When planning your trip from Lancaster to London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets to London from Lancaster online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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