How to get from Manchester to Lancaster

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from Manchester to Lancaster

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

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To get from Manchester to Lancaster on 10 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30Manchester Oxford Road0h48 08:18Lancaster
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05:48Manchester Oxford Road1h13 07:01Lancaster
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08:30Manchester Oxford Road0h48 09:18Lancaster
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06:29Manchester Oxford Road0h50 07:19Lancaster
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04:57Manchester Piccadilly0h54 05:51Lancaster
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Travel Information between Manchester and Lancaster

distanceDistance47 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£2 - £16
fastestFastest modeTrain • £7 • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Northern Rail

Travel 47 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Manchester to Lancaster. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Lancaster.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Lancaster

Travel to Lancaster 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 Manchester to Lancaster.

There are 4 ways to get from Manchester to Lancaster: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Lancaster, which costs on average £2.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lancaster:

A flight is about £14 less than a coach, which costs on average £16 for this route.

A flight is £6 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Manchester to Lancaster costing on average £7.

The fastest way to get to Lancaster from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 48 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h 25 min   on average.

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The distance from Manchester to Lancaster is approximately 47 miles.

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Manchester, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Lancaster, Williamson Park Car Park (Highest Point Festival).
  • Trains most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Lancaster at Lancaster.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Lancaster:

  • You can take a coach from Manchester to Lancaster with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for £16 with Megabus from Manchester to Lancaster.
  • You can travel to Lancaster from Manchester by train with Northern Rail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £7 with Northern Rail from Manchester to Lancaster.

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Lancaster with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Lancaster with Flixbus.
  • You can find a direct train to Lancaster with Northern Rail or Transpennine Express.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Lancaster tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Lancaster? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Lancaster usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Preston. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Preston from Lancaster, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost £16 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £2 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £7 one way.

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

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