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from Luton to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Luton to Manchester on 2 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:00Luton, London Luton Airport4h45 21:45Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£351One-way
Cheapest
12:55Luton, Bus Station7h20 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£251One-way
Other options
08:10Luton, Bus Station6h05 14:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£291One-way
08:00Luton, London Luton Airport6h15 14:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£301One-way
09:40Luton3h24 13:04Manchester Piccadilly
3 changes
£621One-way

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Thu
2 Dec
£62East Midlands Railway
£25National Express
£152British Airways
Fri
3 Dec
£62East Midlands Railway
£28National Express
£128British Airways
Sat
4 Dec
£62East Midlands Railway
£25National Express
£206British Airways
Sun
5 Dec
£81Avanti West Coast
£26National Express
£57British Airways
Mon
6 Dec
£62East Midlands Railway
£25National Express
£150British Airways
Tue
7 Dec
£54Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
£210British Airways
Wed
8 Dec
£62East Midlands Railway
£22National Express
£92British Airways
Thu
9 Dec
£62East Midlands Railway
£20National Express
£81British Airways
Fri
10 Dec
£62East Midlands Railway
£26National Express
£71British Airways
Sat
11 Dec
£80Avanti West Coast
£24National Express
£66British Airways
Mon
13 Dec
£62East Midlands Railway
£24National Express
£95British Airways
Tue
14 Dec
£51Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£83British Airways
Wed
15 Dec
£59Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£105British Airways
Thu
16 Dec
£54Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£68British Airways
Fri
17 Dec
£62East Midlands Railway
£31National Express
£64British Airways
Sat
18 Dec
£70Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
£94British Airways
Sun
19 Dec
£69Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
£65British Airways
Mon
20 Dec
£51Avanti West Coast
£36National Express
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Tue
21 Dec
£51Avanti West Coast
£36National Express
£66British Airways

Travel Information from Luton to Manchester

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£20 - £79
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £20 • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £79 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 134 miles (216 km) between Luton and 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 £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are British Airways, National Express or among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Luton to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do you get from Luton to Manchester?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Luton to Manchester. You can take a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Manchester from Luton?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Luton to Manchester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £20.

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £59 less than a journey to Manchester by plane, which costs on average £79 for the same trip.

A coach is about £40 less than a train, which costs on average £60 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get from Luton to Manchester?

The fastest way from Luton to Manchester is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

Other travel options between Luton and Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 7 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 17 min.

How many miles are between Luton and Manchester

The distance from Luton to Manchester is approximately 134 miles (216 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Luton to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Luton to Manchester is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Manchester from Luton as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Luton to Manchester, where do I depart from Luton and where do I arrive in Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Luton to Manchester:

  • Most travellers take a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.
  • Most travellers board their coach from Luton, Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers board their train from Luton and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can take me from Luton to Manchester?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Luton to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • British Airways can take you to Manchester by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for British Airways from Luton to Manchester for £79.
  • Travel with National Express to go to Manchester by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Luton to Manchester tickets on Omio for £20.
Can I travel directly from Luton to Manchester?

Yes, there are direct services available from Luton to Manchester with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct flight with British Airways with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find 1 direct coach per day with.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 10 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Luton to Manchester.

Where should I go next after I travel from Luton to Manchester?
Looking to extend your trip from Luton to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Luton to Manchester usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy my Luton to Manchester ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip to Manchester from Luton, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average £79 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost £20 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £60 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Luton and Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.