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$103Avanti West Coast
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$158British Airways
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$94Avanti West Coast
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$94Avanti West Coast
$4Flixbus
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$85Avanti West Coast
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$85Avanti West Coast
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$77Avanti West Coast
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$71Avanti West Coast
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$103Avanti West Coast
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$85Avanti West Coast
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$62Avanti West Coast
$4Flixbus
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$62Avanti West Coast
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$120British Airways
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$62Avanti West Coast
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$158British Airways
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$62Avanti West Coast
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$128British Airways
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$67Avanti West Coast
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$103Avanti West Coast
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$122British Airways
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$67Avanti West Coast
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$122British Airways
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$62Avanti West Coast
$4Flixbus
$116British Airways
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$62Avanti West Coast
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$96British Airways
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$41Avanti West Coast
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$85British Airways
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$67Avanti West Coast
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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
5 hours 41 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $8
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Manchester
Distance:262 km
Bus Companies:Flixbus, National Express
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London to Manchester with National Express

You can travel by bus between London and Manchester with National Express for as low as $4 (€3). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

National Express

National Express is a great way to travel comfortably and affordably between London and Manchester. As the UK’s leading long-distance bus company, National Express offers hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country with maximum savings and comfort in mind for each passenger. Omio shows you National Express bus schedules and ticket options for the London to Manchester trip, so you can find the cheapest deals to travel by bus. On a National Express bus, you can expect to travel 162 miles (261 km) between London and Manchester.

All buses from National Express provide air conditioning, free WiFi and onboard entertainment to keep you feeling comfortable and entertained during a long route. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. There are three different tickets that you can pick for the London to Manchester bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your National Express bus ticket between London and Manchester:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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.

Travel Tips

Buses from London to Manchester
Take the bus 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 London to Manchester.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest bus from London to Manchester?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from London to Manchester to cost as little as $4 (€3)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus between London and Manchester?
If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Manchester bus to cost on average $10 (€8)  one way.
How many miles is it from London to Manchester by bus?
The London to Manchester bus distance is approximately 162 miles (261 km).
What is the London to Manchester bus travel time?
The London to Manchester bus duration is on average 4 h 20 min, which is to be expected when traveling 162 miles (261 km) between London and Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure bus station in London and arrival bus station in Manchester?

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from London Victoria   to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where do I find the London bus station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester bus station?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which bus providers should I travel with from London to Manchester?
For the route from London to Manchester you can take a bus with National Express or Infobus. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services between London and Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I find a direct bus from London to Manchester?
Yes, you can find a direct bus to Manchester from London with Flixbus or National Express  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
What time is the earliest bus from London to Manchester? What time is the last bus from London to Manchester?
The first London to Manchester bus departs at 6: 00 AM   and the last bus from London to Manchester leaves at 4: 30 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from London to Manchester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I book London to Manchester bus tickets to get the best deals?
You can find buses from London to Manchester to cost on average $10 (€8) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the London to Manchester bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City