Cheap bus tickets from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Cheapest

$11

Average

$23

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

The average ticket from London to Manchester will cost around $ 23 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 11.

04:00PMLondon5h20 09:20PMManchester
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$111One-way
03:00PMLondon5h25 08:25PMManchester, Coach Station
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$121One-way
01:30PMLondon5h10 06:40PMManchester, Coach Station
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$121One-way
09:00AMLondon5h10 02:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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$121One-way
04:30PMLondon5h15 09:45PMManchester, Coach Station
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$121One-way

Bus schedule from London to Manchester

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12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h40 04:50AMManchester, Airport
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12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h10 05:20AMManchester
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07:30AMLondon5h40 01:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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08:00AMLondon4h30 12:30PMManchester, Airport
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08:00AMLondon5h00 01:00PMManchester
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09:00AMLondon5h10 02:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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10:00AMLondon6h15 04:15PMManchester
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10:00AMLondon5h45 03:45PMManchester, Airport
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10:30AMLondon5h00 03:30PMManchester, Coach Station
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10:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h30 04:15PMManchester
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10:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h00 03:45PMManchester, Airport
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12:00PMLondon5h10 05:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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01:30PMLondon5h10 06:40PMManchester, Coach Station
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02:00PMLondon6h15 08:15PMManchester, Coach Station
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03:00PMLondon5h25 08:25PMManchester, Coach Station
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04:00PMLondon5h20 09:20PMManchester
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04:30PMLondon5h15 09:45PMManchester, Coach Station
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04:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h40 09:20PMManchester
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05:30PMLondon5h05 10:35PMManchester, Coach Station
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06:30PMLondon5h00 11:30PMManchester, Coach Station
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07:30PMLondon5h45 01:15AMManchester, Coach Station
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10:30PMLondon4h15 02:45AMManchester
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10:30PMLondon3h50 02:20AMManchester, Airport
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11:30PMLondon5h20 04:50AMManchester, Airport
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11:30PMLondon6h25 05:55AMManchester, Coach Station
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11:30PMLondon5h50 05:20AMManchester
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Wed
Jan 26
$67West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$77British Airways
Thu
Jan 27
$36West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$156British Airways
Fri
Jan 28
$39West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$128British Airways
Sat
Jan 29
$44West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$97BA Cityflyer
Sun
Jan 30
$52West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$84British Airways
Mon
Jan 31
$52West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
$101British Airways
Tue
Feb 1
$36West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$184British Airways
Wed
Feb 2
$52West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
$84British Airways
Thu
Feb 3
$52West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$110British Airways
Fri
Feb 4
$52West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$81British Airways
Sat
Feb 5
$65Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$77British Airways
Sun
Feb 6
$65Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$89British Airways
Mon
Feb 7
$52West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
$77British Airways
Tue
Feb 8
$52West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$81British Airways
Wed
Feb 9
$52West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
$77British Airways
Thu
Feb 10
$52West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
$101British Airways
Fri
Feb 11
$52West Midlands Railway
$10Flixbus
$73British Airways
Sat
Feb 12
$67West Midlands Railway
$10Megabus
$96British Airways
Sun
Feb 13
$52West Midlands Railway
$10Flixbus
$69British Airways
Mon
Feb 14
$54Avanti West Coast
$10Flixbus
$73British Airways

Bus times from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Average

5 h 14 m

Buses per day

26

Distance

262 km

Of the 26 buses that leave London for Manchester every day 24 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 262 km distance in an average of 5 h 14 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 6 h 25 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.

Fastest
10:30PMLondon3h50 02:20AMManchester, Airport
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$261One-way
2nd Fastest
10:30PMLondon4h15 02:45AMManchester
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$171One-way
08:00AMLondon4h30 12:30PMManchester, Airport
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$261One-way
12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h40 04:50AMManchester, Airport
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$451One-way
04:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h40 09:20PMManchester
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$251One-way

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Overview: Bus from London to Manchester

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$9 (€7)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express, Megabus, Infobus, Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland

Buses from London to Manchester cover the 162 miles (261 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 45 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus, Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $7 (€5), but the average price of bus tickets is $9 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Bus providers: National Express and FlixBus from London to Manchester

You can travel by bus from London to Manchester with National Express and FlixBus for as low as $7 (€5). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

National Express
FlixBus

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Manchester bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus to Manchester from London are the following:

    • 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: Bus to Manchester from London

    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

    How much does a cheap bus between London and Manchester cost?

    Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from London to Manchester to cost as little as $7 (€5)  in the next 7 days.

    What is the cost of a bus between London and Manchester?

    If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Manchester bus price to come in at an average of $9 (€7)  one way.

    How far is Manchester from London by bus?

    The bus distance from London to Manchester is around 162 miles (261 km).

    How long is the bus between London and Manchester?

    While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Manchester from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Manchester bus journey time is on average 4 h 45 min.

    What is the departure bus station in London and arrival bus station in Manchester?

    Omio customers book a bus from London Victoria   to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the bus station in London to go to Manchester? Where is the bus station in Manchester located?

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, located 0.3 miles (489 m) away from the city center.

    What bus providers go from London to Manchester?

    When taking a bus from London to Manchester, you can count on National Express, Megabus, Infobus, Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service to Manchester from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

    Are there any nonstop bus services from London to Manchester?

    Yes, you can find a direct bus from London to Manchester with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

    When does the first bus depart from London to Manchester? When does the last bus depart from London to Manchester?

    You can take the first bus from London to Manchester at 8: 00 AM. The last bus from London to Manchester that you can take departs at 5: 15 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from London to Manchester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

    How early should I book London to Manchester bus tickets to get the best deals?

    The price of a one way bus ticket from London to Manchester is on average $9 (€7) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets from London to Manchester available a few months in advance.