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

16:00Manchester, Coach Station4h50 20:50London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
£111One-way
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11:00Manchester, Coach Station5h10 16:10London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
£91One-way
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15:00Manchester, Coach Station5h10 20:10London, Victoria Coach Station
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£91One-way
17:00Manchester, Coach Station4h50 21:50London, Victoria Coach Station
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£91One-way
08:00Manchester, Coach Station5h20 13:20London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
£91One-way

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Sat
12 Jun
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£3Flixbus
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Sun
13 Jun
£51Avanti West Coast
£8Flixbus
£151British Airways
Mon
14 Jun
£134Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£238British Airways
Tue
15 Jun
£74Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£125British Airways
Wed
16 Jun
£74Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£257British Airways
Thu
17 Jun
£74Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£155British Airways
Fri
18 Jun
£74Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£73British Airways
Sat
19 Jun
£74Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£79British Airways
Sun
20 Jun
£45Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£106British Airways
Mon
21 Jun
£61Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£79British Airways
Tue
22 Jun
£55Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£82British Airways
Wed
23 Jun
£51Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£56British Airways
Thu
24 Jun
£55Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£89British Airways
Fri
25 Jun
£51Avanti West Coast
£4National Express
£75British Airways
Sat
26 Jun
£74Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£65British Airways
Sun
27 Jun
£45Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£70British Airways
Mon
28 Jun
£48Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£79British Airways
Tue
29 Jun
£48Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£75British Airways
Wed
30 Jun
£48Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£70British Airways
Thu
1 Jul
£51Avanti West Coast
£3Flixbus
£56British Airways
Fri
2 Jul
£51Avanti West Coast
£6Flixbus
£65British Airways
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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?

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

How far is it from Manchester to London?

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

Where do I depart from Manchester? Where do I arrive in London?

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

  • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from Manchester to London depart from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travellers board their coach from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Manchester to London depart from Manchester Piccadilly to London Victoria.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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:

  • British Airways can take you to London by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for British Airways from Manchester to London for £56.
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to London by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Manchester to London tickets on Omio for £5.
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to London by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from Manchester to London for £40 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Manchester and London?

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to London with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You'll find direct train services to London with Avanti West Coast.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Manchester to London?
Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your Manchester and London trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets to London from Manchester online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £56 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £5 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £40 one way.

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester to London?

The cheapest way from Manchester to London is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £5 compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is generally £51 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £56 from Manchester to London.

A coach journey is usually £35 less than a journey to London by train, which costs on average £40 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to London from Manchester?

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, going by train can take 2 h 9 min  on average.

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.