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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Tue
Jul 23
$122Virgin Trains
$24National Express
$311British Airways
Wed
Jul 24
$122Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$311British Airways
Thu
Jul 25
$122Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$311British Airways
Fri
Jul 26
$98Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$174British Airways
Sat
Jul 27
$56Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$332Aurigny Air Services
Sun
Jul 28
$60Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$132BA Cityflyer
Mon
Jul 29
$122Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$172British Airways
Tue
Jul 30
$122Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$139British Airways
Wed
Jul 31
$122Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$139British Airways
Thu
Aug 1
$64Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$122Iberia Express
Fri
Aug 2
$88Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$104British Airways
Sat
Aug 3
$56Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$263British Airways
Sun
Aug 4
$122Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$99BA Cityflyer
Mon
Aug 5
$122Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$122Iberia Express
Tue
Aug 6
$122Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$139British Airways
Wed
Aug 7
$98Virgin Trains
$36National Express
$104British Airways
Thu
Aug 8
$47Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$138British Airways
Fri
Aug 9
$56Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$104British Airways
Sat
Aug 10
$85Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$213KLM
Sun
Aug 11
$56Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$99BA Cityflyer
Mon
Aug 12
$78Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$104British Airways

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Journey Summary

Manchester to London Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 25 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $10
Buses depart from:Manchester
Bus arrives in:London
Distance:262 km
BusBus Companies:National Express

Buses from Manchester to London

Buses in the United Kingdom are a popular and convenient way to travel between cities. Buses from Manchester to London are operated by National Express with over 20 buses making the journey every day. The first bus departs Manchester at 5:40 a.m. while the last leaves at 12:15 a.m. Buses take between 4½ and 9 hours to arrive in London depending on the service chosen and the number of transfers required. All Manchester to London buses depart from Manchester's Coach Station on Sackville Street and arrive at either London's Victoria Coach Station or Sutton Rail Station.

Edinburgh to London Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Edinburgh to London when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€27

1 Day in Advance

€20

1 Week in Advance

€17

2 Weeks in Advance

€16

1 Month in Advance

€16

3 Months in Advance

€14

Manchester to London Buses: General Information

While taking a bus is slower than both the plane and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 4½ hours to arrive in London.

  • autobus Most Manchester to London buses are run by National Express.
  • autobus Most Manchester to London buses are direct; however, occasional journeys require a transfer in both Birmingham and at London's Heathrow Airport. All buses depart from Manchester's Coach Station on Sackville Street and arrive at either London's Victoria Coach Station or Sutton Rail Station.
  • autobus Buses from Manchester to London take as little as 4 hours and 20 minutes to arrive in London.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Manchester to London 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 Manchester to London buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 26% cheaper on average to purchase a Manchester to London bus ticket a day in advance as opposed to at the station on the day of travel.
  • It is 37% cheaper to book a Manchester to London bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Edinburgh to London bus tickets are 41% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of departure.

Taking the Bus from Manchester

Buses depart from Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station which is located just ten minutes walk from both Manchester's Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Cathedral. The bus station is also close to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station. First Bus operates regular, local tram and bus services, including a night bus service throughout the week. Taxi ranks are located outside the station.

The second largest city in the United Kingdom, Manchester’s hustling and bustling metropolis offers visitors a thriving cultural heritage as well as an exciting nightlife. Take a trip down Oxford Road to explore the numerous galleries, museums, and theatres the city has to offer or get a feel for student life at the University of Manchester’s campus. If you’re in the market for a lively night out, make sure to check The Warehouse Project - an annual electronic music festival that brings some of the world’s best DJs to the city.

Getting into London by Bus

Buses from Manchester to London arrive at London Victoria Coach Station, which is close to many of London's favorite attractions. Within ten minutes walk, visitors will discover The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace, as well as beautiful St Jame's Park. Just across Westminster Bridge are the London Aquarium and the iconic London Eye. River taxis and pleasure boat trips can be boarded at Westminster Pier. Victoria Coach Station has good links with the rest of London and is on the Victoria, Circle, and District lines of the London Underground. Local buses and regional and long-distance coaches depart from Victoria Coach Station. London has a regular night bus service, seven days a week. Taxi ranks are located outside the coach station.

London, the UK’s most populous city, is one of the most visited cities in the world for both business and leisure travelers. Boasting exciting nightlife, a cutting-edge art scene and world-class restaurants, this city has something to offer just about anyone. Make sure to check out the world-famous London Eye or the home of the royals in Buckingham Palace. If you’re lucky enough to be there on the weekend head to Borough Market for some interesting browsing.

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Best fares for buses from Manchester to London

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
04:305h 40m10:10
ManchesterLondon
Sat, Jul 27
Bus
National Express
15:004h 55m19:55
ManchesterLondon
Fastest Buses from Manchester to London by duration
Fri, Aug 2
Bus
National Express
18:154h 20m22:35
ManchesterLondon
Wed, Aug 14
Bus
National Express
17:004h 20m21:20
ManchesterLondon
Thu, Aug 29
Bus
National Express
17:004h 20m21:20
ManchesterLondon
Return Journeys for Buses from London to Manchester
Thu, Jul 25
Bus
National Express
18:005h 5m23:05
LondonManchester
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
18:005h 5m23:05
LondonManchester
Sat, Jul 27
Bus
National Express
06:304h 45m11:15
LondonManchester

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
London
BusManchester (Coach Station)

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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