You can get from Manchester to London by train, bus or flight.
To get from Manchester to London on 29 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||162 miles (261 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||£12 - £70|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £12 • 4 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £70 • 1 h|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, British Airways or West Midlands Railway|
Take a coach, flight or train to travel 162 miles (261 km) to London from 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 £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, British Airways or West Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to London.
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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.
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.
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
You can travel from Manchester to London 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to London. Tickets for a coach cost on average £12.
This is compared to other travel options to London:
A coach journey is usually £58 less than a journey to London by plane, which costs on average £70 for the same trip.
A coach is generally £25 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £37 from Manchester to London.
The fastest way from Manchester to London is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.
Other travel options from Manchester to London can usually take longer:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h 30 min.
In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 11 min on average.
The distance between Manchester and London is around 162 miles (261 km).
The average frequency per day from Manchester to London is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to London from Manchester 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 Manchester to London:
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When planning your trip between Manchester and London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets to London from Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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