London to Manchester bus

Cheap bus tickets from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

12

Average

22

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from London to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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08:00AMLondon5h35 01:35PMManchester, Coach Station
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121One-way
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09:00AMLondon5h15 02:15PMManchester, Coach Station
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121One-way
11:30AMLondon5h10 04:40PMManchester
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121One-way
08:00AMLondon5h00 01:00PMManchester
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131One-way
05:00PMLondon5h10 10:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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151One-way

Bus schedule from London to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Monday, November 28
12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h25 05:35AMManchester, Airport
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12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h50 06:00AMManchester
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07:00AMLondon5h05 12:05PMManchester, Coach Station
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08:00AMLondon5h35 01:35PMManchester, Coach Station
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08:00AMLondon5h00 01:00PMManchester
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08:00AMLondon4h30 12:30PMManchester, Airport
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09:00AMLondon5h00 02:00PMManchester
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09:00AMLondon5h15 02:15PMManchester, Coach Station
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09:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h15 02:00PMManchester
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10:00AMLondon6h50 04:50PMManchester
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10:00AMLondon5h20 03:20PMManchester, Coach Station
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10:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 36h05 04:50PMManchester
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11:00AMLondon5h20 04:20PMManchester, Coach Station
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11:30AMLondon5h10 04:40PMManchester
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12:00PMLondon5h25 05:25PMManchester, Coach Station
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01:00PMLondon5h20 06:20PMManchester, Coach Station
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01:00PMLondon6h30 07:30PMManchester
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01:50PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h40 07:30PMManchester
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02:00PMLondon5h15 07:15PMManchester, Coach Station
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02:30PMLondon5h10 07:40PMManchester
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03:00PMLondon5h10 08:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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04:00PMLondon5h45 09:45PMManchester
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04:00PMLondon5h25 09:25PMManchester, Coach Station
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04:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h05 09:45PMManchester
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05:00PMLondon5h10 10:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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06:00PMLondon5h05 11:05PMManchester, Coach Station
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07:00PMLondon6h15 01:15AMManchester
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07:00PMLondon5h45 12:45AMManchester, Airport
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07:00PMLondon4h59 11:59PMManchester, Coach Station
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07:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h35 01:15AMManchester
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07:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h05 12:45AMManchester, Airport
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08:00PMLondon4h40 12:40AMManchester, Coach Station
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10:30PMLondon4h15 02:45AMManchester
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10:30PMLondon3h50 02:20AMManchester, Airport
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11:30PMLondon6h30 06:00AMManchester
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11:30PMLondon6h25 05:55AMManchester, Coach Station
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11:30PMLondon6h05 05:35AMManchester, Airport
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Bus times from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Average

5 h 22 m

Buses per day

37

Distance

262 km

Of the 37 buses that leave London for Manchester every day 37 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
10:30PMLondon3h50 02:20AMManchester, Airport
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211One-way
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10:30PMLondon4h15 02:45AMManchester
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171One-way
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09:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h15 02:00PMManchester
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261One-way
08:00AMLondon4h30 12:30PMManchester, Airport
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211One-way
08:00PMLondon4h40 12:40AMManchester, Coach Station
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151One-way

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Overview: Bus from London to Manchester

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$12 (€11)
frequencyBus frequency8 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 7 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, National Express, DoggioBus, Megabus or Infobus

Buses from London to Manchester cover the 162 miles (261 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 25 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, National Express, DoggioBus, Megabus or Infobus. Normally, there are 8 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of bus tickets is $12 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Bus providers: National Express and FlixBus from London to Manchester

Buy your official National Express and FlixBus bus tickets from London to Manchester from $6 (€5) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

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National Express

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

London to Manchester bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 16 min
  • Average Price: $6
  • FlixBus frequency: 5 a day

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.

    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

    Travel Tips: 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
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Manchester from London for the next 7 days starting from $6 (€5)  one way.
    If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Manchester bus price to come in at an average of $12 (€11)  one way.
    The bus distance from London to Manchester is around 162 miles (261 km).
    While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (261 km) between London and Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Manchester bus journey time is on average 4 h 25 min.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Manchester, Coach Station.

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.2 miles (343 m) away from the city center.

    When taking a bus from London to Manchester, you can count on Flixbus, National Express, DoggioBus, Megabus or Infobus for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service from London to Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    Yes, there are 7 direct buses a day from London to Manchester. If you’re looking for a direct bus, consider traveling with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus. Nonstop bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your bus tickets.
    On average, there are 8 buses a day from London to Manchester. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The first London to Manchester bus departs at 8: 00 AM   and the last bus from London to Manchester leaves at 6: 00 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.
    If you book the London to Manchester bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $12 (€11). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses to Manchester from London. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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