Buses from London to Manchester

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London to Manchester

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01:00London, Victoria Coach Station9h45 10:45Manchester, Coach Station
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06:00London, Victoria Coach Station10h15 16:15Manchester, Coach Station
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06:00London, Victoria Coach Station7h55 13:55Manchester, Coach Station
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07:00London, Victoria Coach Station9h40 16:40Manchester, Coach Station
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07:00London, Victoria Coach Station9h15 16:15Manchester, Coach Station
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07:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h00 12:30Manchester, Coach Station
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station8h40 16:40Manchester, Coach Station
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h55 13:55Manchester, Coach Station
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h10 14:10Manchester, Coach Station
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10:00London, Victoria Coach Station9h30 19:30Manchester, Coach Station
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10:00London, Victoria Coach Station6h40 16:40Manchester, Coach Station
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10:00London, Victoria Coach Station4h55 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
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11:00London, Victoria Coach Station10h05 21:05Manchester, Coach Station
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11:00London, Victoria Coach Station8h30 19:30Manchester, Coach Station
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12:00London, Victoria Coach Station7h30 19:30Manchester, Coach Station
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12:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h10 17:10Manchester, Coach Station
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12:00London, Victoria Coach Station9h05 21:05Manchester, Coach Station
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13:00London, Victoria Coach Station8h05 21:05Manchester, Coach Station
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13:30London, Victoria Coach Station6h00 19:30Manchester, Coach Station
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14:00London, Victoria Coach Station7h05 21:05Manchester, Coach Station
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14:30London, Victoria Coach Station6h40 21:10Manchester, Coach Station
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15:00London, Victoria Coach Station6h05 21:05Manchester, Coach Station
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15:30London, Victoria Coach Station6h00 21:30Manchester, Coach Station
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16:00London, Victoria Coach Station7h35 23:35Manchester, Coach Station
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16:00London, Victoria Coach Station9h15 01:15Manchester, Coach Station
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16:30London, Victoria Coach Station8h45 01:15Manchester, Coach Station
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16:30London, Victoria Coach Station9h35 02:05Manchester, Coach Station
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h00 22:30Manchester, Coach Station
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station8h05 02:05Manchester, Coach Station
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station10h15 04:15Manchester, Coach Station
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h35 23:35Manchester, Coach Station
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19:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h05 00:05Manchester, Coach Station
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19:30London, Victoria Coach Station8h45 04:15Manchester, Coach Station
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19:30London, Victoria Coach Station6h35 02:05Manchester, Coach Station
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20:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h35 02:05Manchester, Coach Station
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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h45 04:15Manchester, Coach Station
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23:30London, Victoria Coach Station6h25 05:55Manchester, Coach Station
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23:59London, Victoria Coach Station10h46 10:45Manchester, Coach Station
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The fastest buses

from London
to Manchester

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Fastest Journey

4 h 55 m

Average

7 h 31 m

Buses per day

38

Distance

262 km

Of the 38 bus that leave London for Manchester every day 11 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 7 h 31 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 4 h 55 m .

The slowest bus will take 10 h 46 m 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.

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10:00London, Victoria Coach Station4h55 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
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$181One-way
2nd Fastest
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07:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h00 12:30Manchester, Coach Station
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$181One-way
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h00 22:30Manchester, Coach Station
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$181One-way
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19:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h05 00:05Manchester, Coach Station
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$141One-way
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h10 14:10Manchester, Coach Station
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$161One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
Sep 18
$204Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$149Sas Airways
Thu
Sep 19
$204Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$302Aer Lingus
Fri
Sep 20
$60Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$110BA Cityflyer
Sat
Sep 21
$44Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$148Finnair
Sun
Sep 22
$44Virgin Trains
$13National Express
$166British Airways
Mon
Sep 23
$64Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$166British Airways
Tue
Sep 24
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$207British Airways
Wed
Sep 25
$79Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$133British Airways
Thu
Sep 26
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$133British Airways
Fri
Sep 27
$56Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$110BA Cityflyer
Sat
Sep 28
$40Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$166British Airways
Sun
Sep 29
$37Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$133British Airways
Mon
Sep 30
$111Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$115Iberia Express
Tue
Oct 1
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$133British Airways
Wed
Oct 2
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$98British Airways
Thu
Oct 3
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$98British Airways
Fri
Oct 4
$47Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$133British Airways
Sat
Oct 5
$33Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$98British Airways
Sun
Oct 6
$47Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$98British Airways
Mon
Oct 7
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$98British Airways

The cheapest buses

from London
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

$14

Average

$35

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 $ 35 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 Station5h05 00:05Manchester, Coach Station
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$141One-way
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15:30London, Victoria Coach Station6h00 21:30Manchester, Coach Station
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$141One-way
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station5h10 14:10Manchester, Coach Station
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$161One-way
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07:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h00 12:30Manchester, Coach Station
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$181One-way
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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station5h45 04:15Manchester, Coach Station
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$181One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 19 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $9
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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Manchester
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Amenities

BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

Amenities

Refreshments
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