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London to Manchester

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01:00London, Victoria Coach Station4h0505:05Manchester, Coach Station
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07:30London, Victoria Coach Station4h4512:15Manchester, Coach Station
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h1014:10Manchester, Coach Station
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10:00London, Victoria Coach Station4h5514:55Manchester, Coach Station
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12:00London, Victoria Coach Station4h4016:40Manchester, Coach Station
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13:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h2518:55Manchester, Coach Station
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14:30London, Victoria Coach Station6h1020:40Manchester, Coach Station
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15:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h3021:00Manchester, Coach Station
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station4h4522:15Manchester, Coach Station
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h2523:25Manchester, Coach Station
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19:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h0500:05Manchester, Coach Station
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20:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h3502:05Manchester, Coach Station
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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h4504:15Manchester, Coach Station
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23:30London, Victoria Coach Station6h2505:55Manchester, Coach Station
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23:59London, Victoria Coach Station10h4610:45Manchester, Coach Station
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The fastest buses

from London
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 20

Fastest Journey

4h 5m

Average

5h 37m

Buses per day

15

Distance

262 km

Of the 15 bus that leave London for Manchester every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct bus cover the 262 km distance in an average of 5h 37m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 4h 5m .

The slowest bus will take 10h 46m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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01:00London, Victoria Coach Station4h0505:05Manchester, Coach Station
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$181One-way
2nd Fastest
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12:00London, Victoria Coach Station4h4016:40Manchester, Coach Station
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$181One-way
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07:30London, Victoria Coach Station4h4512:15Manchester, Coach Station
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$401One-way
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station4h4522:15Manchester, Coach Station
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$181One-way
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10:00London, Victoria Coach Station4h5514:55Manchester, Coach Station
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$211One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Fri
Jul 19
$71Virgin Trains
$18National Express
$109BA Cityflyer
Sat
Jul 20
$57Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$254British Airways
Sun
Jul 21
$57Virgin Trains
$18National Express
$206British Airways
Mon
Jul 22
$205Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$206British Airways
Tue
Jul 23
$205Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$97British Airways
Wed
Jul 24
$204Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$385Aurigny Air Services
Thu
Jul 25
$98Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$206British Airways
Fri
Jul 26
$60Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$109BA Cityflyer
Sat
Jul 27
$40Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$206British Airways
Sun
Jul 28
$40Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$132British Airways
Mon
Jul 29
$88Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$132British Airways
Tue
Jul 30
$64Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$132British Airways
Wed
Jul 31
$79Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$132British Airways
Thu
Aug 1
$64Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$132British Airways
Fri
Aug 2
$50Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$97British Airways
Sat
Aug 3
$40Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$132British Airways
Sun
Aug 4
$40Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$115Iberia Express
Mon
Aug 5
$98Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$97British Airways
Tue
Aug 6
$98Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$97British Airways
Wed
Aug 7
$98Virgin Trains
$40National Express
$97British Airways
Thu
Aug 8
$98Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$97British Airways

The cheapest buses

from London
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 20

Cheapest

$14

Average

$25

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Manchester will cost around $ 25 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 14.

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19:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h0500:05Manchester, Coach Station
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$141One-way
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14:30London, Victoria Coach Station6h1020:40Manchester, Coach Station
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$141One-way
2nd Cheapest
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13:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h2518:55Manchester, Coach Station
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$161One-way
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15:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h3021:00Manchester, Coach Station
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$161One-way
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station4h4522:15Manchester, Coach Station
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$181One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 25 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $10
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Manchester
Distance:262 km
BusBus Companies:National Express

Buses from London to Manchester

Buses in the United Kingdom are an affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international routes. Frequent buses from London to Manchester operated by National Express run seven days a week, with a journey time of approximately 5 hours. The first departure is at around 6:00 a.m., with buses every one to two hours until about 11:00 p.m. There are also departures at around 12:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. which have a longer journey time of over 6 hours.

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London to Manchester Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from London to Manchester when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€24

1 Day in Advance

€21

1 Week in Advance

€16

2 Weeks in Advance

€13

1 Month in Advance

€13

3 Months in Advance

€13

London to Manchester Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than flying or taking the train, it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 4:40 h to arrive in Manchester.

  • autobus All London to Manchester buses are run by the National Express.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from either London's Victoria Coach Station or London's Sutton Rail Station and arrive at Manchester Sackville Street bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from London to Manchester by bus takes as little as 4 hours and 40 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Manchester bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Manchester buses decrease the further they are booked in advance :

  • It is 13% cheaper to book a London to Manchester bus ticket a day in advance as opposed to purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 33% cheaper to book a London to Manchester bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • London to Manchester bus tickets are 46% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from London

National Express buses depart from London Victoria Coach Station, which is conveniently located on the District, Circle and Victoria underground lines. Regular local buses, operated by London Buses, serve the coach station, giving easy access to all parts of London and the city. Regional trains from South London and Sussex arrive at Victoria Station, just a few minutes away by foot. A taxi rank is located outside the station's entrance and London has regular night bus services.

Getting into Manchester by Bus

Manchester with its historical roots stretching back to the Roman occupation has become increasingly popular with visitors in recent years. Much of the city's industrial heritage of the 18th and 19th centuries is visible in its architecture and in several excellent museums, such as the Museum of Science and Industry. Manchester also has plenty to offer visitors who enjoy fine dining and a lively nightlife. The newly refurbished Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station is conveniently located for both the city and Manchester Piccadilly Train station, a short walk away. Both the Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Cathedral are also close by. Trams and local buses, including a regular night bus service, are operated by First Bus. Taxis are available at the coach station.

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Best fares for buses from London to Manchester

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Sun, Jul 21
Bus
National Express
19:304h 40m00:10
LondonManchester
Mon, Jul 22
Bus
National Express
13:306h 40m20:10
LondonManchester
Tue, Jul 23
Bus
National Express
22:306h 25m04:55
LondonManchester
Fastest Buses from London to Manchester by duration
Tue, Aug 27
Bus
National Express
00:004h 5m04:05
LondonManchester
Sun, Jul 21
Bus
National Express
19:304h 40m00:10
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Sun, Aug 11
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19:304h 40m00:10
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Return Journeys for Buses from Manchester to London
Sun, Jul 21
Bus
National Express
05:154h 55m10:10
ManchesterLondon
Mon, Jul 22
Bus
National Express
05:256h 50m12:15
ManchesterLondon
Tue, Jul 23
Bus
National Express
15:005h 10m20:10
ManchesterLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Manchester
BusLondon

Amenities

BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City

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