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from London to Manchester

You can get from London to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from London to Manchester on 23 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:30London5h10 18:40Manchester, Coach Station
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£91One-way
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13:30London5h10 18:40Manchester, Coach Station
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£91One-way
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10:30London5h00 15:30Manchester, Coach Station
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£111One-way
15:00London5h25 20:25Manchester, Coach Station
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£91One-way
16:30London5h15 21:45Manchester, Coach Station
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£91One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Wed
22 Sep
£205Avanti West Coast
£10Flixbus
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Thu
23 Sep
£60Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£395British Airways
Fri
24 Sep
£44Avanti West Coast
£8Flixbus
£335British Airways
Sat
25 Sep
£101Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£88British Airways
Sun
26 Sep
£48Avanti West Coast
£7Megabus
£91British Airways
Mon
27 Sep
£44Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£395British Airways
Tue
28 Sep
£44Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£135British Airways
Wed
29 Sep
£51Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£233British Airways
Thu
30 Sep
£48Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£118British Airways
Fri
1 Oct
£40Avanti West Coast
£7National Express
£323British Airways
Sat
2 Oct
£54Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£263British Airways
Sun
3 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£124British Airways
Mon
4 Oct
£36Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£102British Airways
Tue
5 Oct
£44Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£74British Airways
Wed
6 Oct
£44Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£74British Airways
Thu
7 Oct
£38Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£74British Airways
Fri
8 Oct
£34Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£99British Airways
Sat
9 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£69British Airways
Sun
10 Oct
£34Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£69British Airways
Mon
11 Oct
£34Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£66British Airways
Tue
12 Oct
£34Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£57British Airways

Travel Information to Manchester from London

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £66
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 4 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £66 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Travel 162 miles (261 km) by coach, flight or train from London to Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from London to Manchester.

General Information About the Journey from London to Manchester

There are plenty of buses, trains and flights from London to Manchester, two of the UK's largest and busiest cities. Making the journey by bus is easy, with several departures per day. Similarly, trains are quick and depart regularly. Direct flights between the two cities depart daily with a short average journey time.

Buses from London to Manchester

Megabus and National Express are the main companies operating buses from London to Manchester, both leave from Victoria Coach Station, in London. Departures are regular, with upwards of ten a day from the early morning until the late evening, with a journey time of roughly 4 -5 hours.

Trains from London to Manchester

Virgin trains operates the most frequent service on this route, with departures every 20 minutes from London Euston railway station. All trains are direct, with a journey time of approximately two hours, and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. Tickets can be purchased on the day or online in advance. The first service departs early in the morning and the last in the mid to late evening.

Flights from London to Manchester

Direct flights to Manchester from the capital take just one hour. British Airways runs the most regular service, with 8 flights a day leaving from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport. The first flight leaves just in the early morning and the last in the early evening.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Manchester
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
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