How to get from Luton to Manchester

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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 18 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10Luton, Bus Station6h05 14:15Manchester, Coach Station
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08:10Luton, Bus Station6h05 14:15Manchester, Coach Station
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12:25Luton, London Luton Airport4h45 17:10Manchester, Coach Station
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08:00Luton, London Luton Airport6h15 14:15Manchester, Coach Station
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17:00Luton, London Luton Airport4h45 21:45Manchester, Coach Station
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Travel Information between Luton and Manchester

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £324
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £31 • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £324 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or East Midlands Railway

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 134 miles (216 km) from Luton 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 £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, British Airways or East Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Luton to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Luton to Manchester

Travel to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Luton to Manchester.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Luton to Manchester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £31.

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is about £293 less than a flight, which costs on average £324 for this trip.

A coach journey is usually £30 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £61 for the same trip.

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

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 11 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Luton to Manchester is:

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Luton to Manchester:

  • Coaches from Luton to Manchester most often leave from Luton, Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Manchester Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Luton and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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:

  • 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 £31.
  • Travel with British Airways for flights to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for British Airways Luton to Manchester tickets on Omio for £324.
  • Travel with East Midlands Railway to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find East Midlands Railway Luton to Manchester tickets on Omio for £61.

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

  • You can take a direct coach with National Express with 1 direct coach per day.
  • You'll find 10 direct trains per day with.

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 between Luton and Manchester.

Omio customers who travel from Luton to Manchester often also extend their holiday to go to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Luton to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £31 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £324 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £61 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Luton to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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