How to get from Stansted to Manchester

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from Stansted to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Stansted to Manchester on 26 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:05London Gatwick Airport1h10 10:15Manchester Airport
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23:45London, Stansted Airport13h25 13:10Manchester, Coach Station
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10:23Stansted Mountfitchet4h09 14:32Manchester Piccadilly
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08:48Stansted Mountfitchet4h17 13:05Manchester Piccadilly
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11:23Stansted Mountfitchet4h09 15:32Manchester Piccadilly
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Travel Information from Stansted to Manchester

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£39 - £132
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £39 • 6 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £132 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBA Cityflyer, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 149 miles (240 km) to Manchester from Stansted. 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 £39. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BA Cityflyer, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Stansted to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Stansted 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 Stansted to Manchester.

There are 3 ways to get from Stansted to Manchester: flight, coach or train.

The cheapest way from Stansted to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £39 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is £93 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Stansted to Manchester costing on average £132.

A coach is £50 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Stansted to Manchester costing on average £89.

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

Other travel options from Stansted to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 6 h 5 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 47 min   on average.

The Stansted to Manchester distance is approximately 149 miles (240 km).

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers board their plane from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Manchester Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Stansted to Manchester depart from Stansted, London Stansted Airport to Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Stansted Airport and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • You can travel to Manchester from Stansted by flight with BA Cityflyer. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £132 with BA Cityflyer from Stansted to Manchester.
  • You can travel by coach to Manchester from Stansted with National Express, and you can find National Express Stansted to Manchester tickets for £39 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Stansted and Manchester with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Stansted to Manchester tickets for £89 on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with British Airways with direct flights per day.
  • You can take a direct coach with with direct coaches per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 25 direct trains per day.

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 from Stansted to Manchester.

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

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average £132 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £39 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £89 one way on average.

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

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