The cheapest buses from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

$11

Average

$24

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 $ 24 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 11.

09:00AMLondon5h00 02:00PMManchester
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$111One-way
09:00AMLondon5h00 02:00PMManchester, Coach Station
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$121One-way
08:00AMLondon5h10 01:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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$121One-way
12:00PMLondon5h10 05:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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$151One-way
04:30PMLondon5h15 09:45PMManchester, Coach Station
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$151One-way

Timetable London to Manchester

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12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h10 05:20AMManchester
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12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h40 04:50AMManchester, Airport
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07:00AMLondon5h00 12:00PMManchester, Coach Station
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08:00AMLondon5h10 01:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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08:00AMLondon5h20 01:20PMManchester
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08:00AMLondon4h50 12:50PMManchester, Airport
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09:00AMLondon5h00 02:00PMManchester, Coach Station
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09:00AMLondon5h00 02:00PMManchester
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09:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h15 02:00PMManchester
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10:00AMLondon5h10 03:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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11:00AMLondon5h10 04:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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12:00PMLondon5h10 05:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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01:30PMLondon4h50 06:20PMManchester, Coach Station
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02:00PMLondon5h05 07:05PMManchester
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02:30PMLondon5h15 07:45PMManchester, Coach Station
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02:45PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h20 07:05PMManchester
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03:30PMLondon5h15 08:45PMManchester, Coach Station
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04:00PMLondon5h10 09:10PMManchester
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04:30PMLondon5h15 09:45PMManchester, Coach Station
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04:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h30 09:10PMManchester
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05:30PMLondon5h05 10:35PMManchester, Coach Station
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06:30PMLondon5h00 11:30PMManchester, Coach Station
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07:00PMLondon6h15 01:15AMManchester, Coach Station
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10:30PMLondon3h50 02:20AMManchester, Airport
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10:30PMLondon4h15 02:45AMManchester
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11:30PMLondon5h50 05:20AMManchester
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11:30PMLondon5h20 04:50AMManchester, Airport
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11:30PMLondon6h25 05:55AMManchester, Coach Station
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Sun
Sep 26
$102Avanti West Coast
$10Flixbus
$160British Airways
Mon
Sep 27
$84Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$278British Airways
Tue
Sep 28
$70Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$338British Airways
Wed
Sep 29
$84Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$355British Airways
Thu
Sep 30
$70Avanti West Coast
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Fri
Oct 1
$62Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$208British Airways
Sat
Oct 2
$76Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$121British Airways
Sun
Oct 3
$58Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$171British Airways
Mon
Oct 4
$102Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$166British Airways
Tue
Oct 5
$62Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$105British Airways
Wed
Oct 6
$62Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$162British Airways
Thu
Oct 7
$52Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$153British Airways
Fri
Oct 8
$52Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$162British Airways
Sat
Oct 9
$66Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$129British Airways
Sun
Oct 10
$47Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$95British Airways
Mon
Oct 11
$52Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$87British Airways
Tue
Oct 12
$47Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$91British Airways
Wed
Oct 13
$52Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
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Thu
Oct 14
$47Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$95British Airways
Fri
Oct 15
$47Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$77British Airways
Sat
Oct 16
$102Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$74British Airways

The fastest buses from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Average

5 h 3 m

Buses per day

28

Distance

262 km

Of the 28 buses that leave London for Manchester every day 27 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 3 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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$181One-way
2nd Fastest
09:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h15 02:00PMManchester
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$261One-way
02:45PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h20 07:05PMManchester
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$261One-way
04:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h30 09:10PMManchester
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$451One-way

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Bus Information from London to Manchester

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$8 (€6)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express, Megabus, Infobus, Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland

Buses from London to Manchester cover the 162 miles (261 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 25 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 route for as low as $7 (€5), but the average price of bus tickets is $8 (€6). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

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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Buses from London to Manchester
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FAQs
How much do cheap bus tickets from London to 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 price of a bus ticket between London and Manchester?
The bus price from London to Manchester is on average $8 (€6)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is Manchester from London by bus?
You should expect to travel around 162 miles (261 km)  between London and Manchester by bus.
How long is the bus to Manchester from London?
The London to Manchester bus duration is on average 4 h 25 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 depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their buses from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this bus station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this bus station to the city center.

Which bus providers can get me from London to Manchester?
For the journey from London to Manchester you can take a bus with National Express, Megabus, Infobus, Flixbus or Eurolines Switzerland. 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.
Are there any direct buses from London to Manchester?
Yes, there are direct buses to Manchester from London, and you can find a direct bus for this trip with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
What time is the earliest bus from London to Manchester? What time is the last bus 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 4: 30 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from London to Manchester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
When should I book the London to Manchester bus for the best deals on tickets?
You can find buses to Manchester from London to cost on average $8 (€6) 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 route. You’ll see tickets for the London to Manchester bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Manchester
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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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