The cheapest buses from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Cheapest

$9

Average

$25

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 Manchester to London will cost around $ 25 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 9.

Cheapest
10:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h10 03:10PMLondon
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$91One-way
07:10AMManchester5h40 12:50PMLondon
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$101One-way
10:45AMManchester, Coach Station5h10 03:55PMLondon
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$121One-way
08:30AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 01:50PMLondon
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$121One-way
06:45AMManchester, Coach Station5h35 12:20PMLondon
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$121One-way

Timetable Manchester to London

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12:55AMManchester5h40 06:35AMLondon
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12:55AMManchester5h00 05:55AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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01:20AMManchester, Airport4h35 05:55AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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01:20AMManchester, Airport5h15 06:35AMLondon
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02:50AMManchester4h15 07:05AMLondon
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03:15AMManchester, Airport3h50 07:05AMLondon
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04:10AMManchester, Coach Station6h45 10:55AMLondon
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06:45AMManchester, Coach Station5h35 12:20PMLondon
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07:10AMManchester4h55 12:05PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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07:10AMManchester5h40 12:50PMLondon
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08:30AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 01:50PMLondon
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08:45AMManchester, Coach Station6h05 02:50PMLondon
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09:50AMManchester5h20 03:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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09:50AMManchester6h05 03:55PMLondon
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10:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h10 03:10PMLondon
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10:45AMManchester, Coach Station5h10 03:55PMLondon
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11:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h40 04:40PMLondon
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11:30AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 04:50PMLondon
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12:15PMManchester, Coach Station7h05 07:20PMLondon
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03:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h05 08:05PMLondon
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04:00PMManchester5h20 09:20PMLondon
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04:30PMManchester, Airport4h50 09:20PMLondon
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04:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h05 09:35PMLondon
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06:00PMManchester, Coach Station4h50 10:50PMLondon
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07:30PMManchester, Coach Station10h45 06:15AMLondon
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11:50PMManchester, Coach Station6h30 06:20AMLondon
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Mon
Sep 27
$102Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
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Tue
Sep 28
$102Avanti West Coast
$9National Express
$353British Airways
Wed
Sep 29
$102Avanti West Coast
$9National Express
$252British Airways
Thu
Sep 30
$102Avanti West Coast
$10National Express
$229British Airways
Fri
Oct 1
$70Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$134British Airways
Sat
Oct 2
$102Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$85British Airways
Sun
Oct 3
$70Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$164British Airways
Mon
Oct 4
$102Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$160British Airways
Tue
Oct 5
$102Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$160British Airways
Wed
Oct 6
$83Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$160British Airways
Thu
Oct 7
$221Avanti West Coast
$9National Express
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Fri
Oct 8
$66Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$127British Airways
Sat
Oct 9
$102Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$82British Airways
Sun
Oct 10
$70Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$94British Airways
Mon
Oct 11
$58Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$81British Airways
Tue
Oct 12
$59Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$94British Airways
Wed
Oct 13
$55Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$97British Airways
Thu
Oct 14
$61Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$72British Airways
Fri
Oct 15
$62Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$97British Airways
Sat
Oct 16
$102Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$94British Airways
Sun
Oct 17
$66Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$75British Airways

The fastest buses from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Average

5 h 35 m

Buses per day

26

Distance

262 km

Of the 26 buses that leave Manchester for London every day 21 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 35 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 10 h 45 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
03:15AMManchester, Airport3h50 07:05AMLondon
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$241One-way
2nd Fastest
02:50AMManchester4h15 07:05AMLondon
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$221One-way
01:20AMManchester, Airport4h35 05:55AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$481One-way
04:30PMManchester, Airport4h50 09:20PMLondon
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$241One-way
06:00PMManchester, Coach Station4h50 10:50PMLondon
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$181One-way

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Bus Information between Manchester and London

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$15 (€12)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express, Megabus, Flixbus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland

Buses from Manchester to London cover the 162 miles (261 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Flixbus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $8 (€6), but the average price of bus tickets is $15 (€12). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

Bus companies

National Express and FlixBus buses from Manchester to London

Buy your official National Express and FlixBus bus tickets between Manchester and London from $8 (€6) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

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Enjoy a comfortable bus ride from Manchester to London with National Express, the UK’s leading long-distance bus company. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi access and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so charging your phone or laptop won’t be a problem.

Omio shows you the National Express bus schedule for the Manchester to London trip, so you can select the best times for your upcoming trip. You can take a bus with National Express for the 162 miles (261 km) journey from Manchester to London with prices starting as low as $9 (€7). Select from three different ticket options: 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. Once you’ve picked your preferred ticket, book a cheap bus from Manchester to London on Omio today!

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your National Express bus ticket between Manchester and London:

  • 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 Manchester to London

On the route numerous direct journeys are offered daily and distributed over the entire day. However, there are also transfers available at Birmingham and London Heathrow Airport. The shortest connections have a journey time of 4:20 hours, the longest 8:30 hours

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Which bus companies travel from Manchester to London?

On the Manchester - London route, National Express buses travel daily.

How long does the bus ride from Manchester to London take?

For direct bus journeys from Manchester to London travellers need 4:20 hrs to 6:30 hrs. The longest journey with two transfers at Birmingham and London Heathrow Airport takes 8:30 hrs

How often can I travel by bus from Manchester to London?

In almost every hour there is at least one bus from Manchester to London. Also at night at shortly before 0:00 o'clock and again at 3:00 o'clock and 3:55 o'clock buses depart with destination London in the British city.

Bus stations on the route Manchester - London?

At which bus station does the bus leave Manchester? The Manchester Coach Station is located on central Charlton Street within walking distance of Manchester Piccadilly Station. The Piccadilly Gardens tram stop is less than 0.5km away and has several lines.

At which bus station does the bus arrive in London? The Victoria Coach Station bus stop is right next to Victoria Station. There are several metro lines in the basement of the station.

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FAQs
How much are cheap buses between Manchester and London?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Manchester to London to cost as little as $8 (€6)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a bus ticket from Manchester to London?
If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to London bus price to come in at an average of $15 (€12)  one way.
How many miles is it from Manchester to London by bus?
The Manchester to London bus distance is approximately 162 miles (261 km).
How long is the bus ride from Manchester to London?
On average the Manchester to London bus travel time is 4 h 35 min  for the 162 miles (261 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What bus station in Manchester goes to London? What bus station do I come into London from Manchester?

Omio customers book a bus from Manchester Piccadilly   to London, Victoria Coach Station   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure bus station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival bus station in London located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Manchester.

The most popular arrival bus station, London, Victoria Coach Station, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center of London.

What bus companies offer a service from Manchester to London?
When taking a bus from Manchester to London, you can count on National Express, Megabus, Flixbus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service from Manchester to London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Is there a direct bus from Manchester to London?
Yes, there are direct buses between Manchester and London, and you can find a direct bus for this route 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.
When does the first bus depart from Manchester to London? When does the last bus depart from Manchester to London?
You can take the first bus from Manchester to London at 6: 00 AM. The last bus from Manchester to London that you can take departs at 4: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Manchester to London schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I book bus tickets between Manchester and London for the best deals?
The price of a one way bus ticket from Manchester to London is on average $15 (€12) if you buy 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 to London from Manchester available a few months in advance.