Travel options
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 23 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:05London, Stansted Airport6h25 20:30Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£381One-way
Cheapest
10:35London, Stansted Airport7h45 18:20Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£341One-way
Other options
13:05London, Stansted Airport6h25 19:30Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£381One-way
10:20London Heathrow Airport1h05 11:25Manchester Airport
0 changes
£901One-way
15:12Stansted Airport3h34 18:46Manchester Piccadilly
1 changes
£691One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sat
23 Oct
£87Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£90British Airways
Sun
24 Oct
£87Avanti West Coast
£33National Express
£115British Airways
Mon
25 Oct
£66Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£60British Airways
Tue
26 Oct
£59Avanti West Coast
£30National Express
£121British Airways
Wed
27 Oct
£62Avanti West Coast
£30National Express
£102British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£80Avanti West Coast
£32National Express
£178British Airways
Fri
29 Oct
£66Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
£55British Airways
Sat
30 Oct
£49Cross Country
£25National Express
£74British Airways
Mon
1 Nov
£54Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£58British Airways
Tue
2 Nov
£49Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£69British Airways
Wed
3 Nov
£62Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£90British Airways
Thu
4 Nov
£49Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£75British Airways
Fri
5 Nov
£80Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£53British Airways
Sat
6 Nov
£49Cross Country
£25National Express
£76British Airways
Mon
8 Nov
£59Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£58British Airways
Tue
9 Nov
£46Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£55British Airways
Wed
10 Nov
£46Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£44British Airways

Travel Information from Stansted to Manchester

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£25 - £73
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 6 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £73 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 149 miles (240 km) from Stansted to 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 £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Stansted to Manchester.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
What are my Stansted to Manchester travel options?

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

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

The cheapest way from Stansted to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £25 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is generally £48 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £73 from Stansted to Manchester.

A coach is about £29 less than a train, which costs on average £54 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Manchester from Stansted?

The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Stansted is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 35 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 30 min   on average.

How far is Manchester from Stansted?

The distance between Stansted and Manchester is around 149 miles (240 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Manchester is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Stansted to Manchester?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Stansted, London Stansted Airport to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Manchester Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Stansted Airport to Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Stansted to Manchester?

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

  • You can go to Manchester from Stansted by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £25 with National Express from Stansted to Manchester on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Stansted to Manchester with British Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for £73 with British Airways from Stansted to Manchester.
  • You can travel between Stansted and Manchester by train with Avanti West Coast. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £54 with Avanti West Coast from Stansted to Manchester.
Is it possible to travel directly between Stansted and Manchester?

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

  • You can find a direct coach to Manchester with.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Manchester with British Airways.

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

Where should I go next after I travel to Manchester from Stansted?
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 should I purchase a ticket to Manchester from Stansted online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Stansted to Manchester, 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 coach ticket for this journey is £25 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £73 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £54 one way.

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