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from Manchester to London

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

Our recommendation

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

18:00Manchester, Coach Station4h50 22:50London
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£111One-way
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07:10Manchester5h40 12:50London
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£81One-way
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08:30Manchester, Coach Station5h20 13:50London
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£111One-way
15:00Manchester, Coach Station5h05 20:05London
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£131One-way
16:30Manchester, Coach Station5h05 21:35London
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£111One-way

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Wed
22 Sep
£73Avanti West Coast
£10Flixbus
£393British Airways
Thu
23 Sep
£73Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£255British Airways
Fri
24 Sep
£55Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£219British Airways
Sat
25 Sep
£73Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£65British Airways
Sun
26 Sep
£44Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£65British Airways
Mon
27 Sep
£55Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£123British Airways
Tue
28 Sep
£60Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£103British Airways
Wed
29 Sep
£48Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£81British Airways
Thu
30 Sep
£60Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£155British Airways
Fri
1 Oct
£51Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£123British Airways
Sat
2 Oct
£60Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£89British Airways
Sun
3 Oct
£34Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£103British Airways
Mon
4 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£5Flixbus
£53British Airways
Tue
5 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£69British Airways
Wed
6 Oct
£55Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£71British Airways
Thu
7 Oct
£44Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£65British Airways
Fri
8 Oct
£48Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£70British Airways
Sat
9 Oct
£73Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£54British Airways
Sun
10 Oct
£48Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£68British Airways
Mon
11 Oct
£40Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£68British Airways
Tue
12 Oct
£38Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£59British Airways

Travel Information between Manchester and London

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £60
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £60 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, Flixbus or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 162 miles (261 km) between Manchester 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 £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are British Airways, Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Manchester to London.

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Quick Guide: Travlling from Manchester to London

Average Price: £30
Distance: 208 miles
Average Time: 3h30m
Trains per Day: ~ 72
Buses per Day: ~ 25
Flights per Day: ~ 8
 

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Travelling from Manchester to London

Trains

There are 3 - 4 trains per hour from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston, with the first service leaving Manchester in the early hours of the morning. The service is operated by Virgin Trains and the journey takes between two and just over three hours, depending on whether it is direct, or with one change.

Plane

There are approximately thirteen direct flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow operated by British Airways and Virgin Little Red. It takes roughly an hour to fly between the two cities.

Buses

There are two operators that run bus services from Manchester to London. Megabus operates 12 direct services per day from Shudehill Interchange to London Victoria with the first bus just after 3:00 a.m. and the last leaving before midnight. National Express also runs 12 services per day from Manchester Coach Station to London Victoria from the very early morning just before midnight. The journey takes roughly between four and six

Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester to London
Travel to London 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 London.
FAQs
How do I go from Manchester to London?

You can travel between Manchester and London 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

How do I get from Manchester to London the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to London. Tickets for a coach cost on average £6.

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is generally £55 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £60 from Manchester to London.

A coach is generally £46 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £51 from Manchester to London.

What is the fastest way from Manchester to London?

The fastest way from Manchester to London is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to London by train can take on average 2 h 9 min.

What is the distance from Manchester to London?

The distance from Manchester to London is approximately 162 miles (261 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to London is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in London?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Manchester Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Coaches from Manchester to London most often leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London Victoria.
Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to London?

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

  • Travel with British Airways for flights to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for British Airways Manchester to London tickets on Omio for £60.
  • Flixbus can take you to London by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Manchester to London for £6.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to London by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Manchester to London tickets on Omio for £51.
Can I travel directly to London from Manchester?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with British Airways.
  • You can book a direct coach with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.

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 to London from Manchester.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Manchester to London ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to London? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to London usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase tickets from Manchester to London online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to London, 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 plane ticket for this journey is £60 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £6 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £51 one way for this trip.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
London
Manchester (Coach Station)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester Piccadilly
Amenities
Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.