Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Jan 29

Cheapest

$11

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 $ 11.

05:20PMManchester5h10 10:30PMLondon
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$111One-way
06:00PMManchester, Coach Station4h50 10:50PMLondon
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$131One-way
03:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h10 08:10PMLondon
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$131One-way
05:00PMManchester, Coach Station4h50 09:50PMLondon
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$131One-way
04:00PMManchester, Coach Station4h50 08:50PMLondon
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$131One-way

Bus schedule from 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, Airport5h15 06:35AMLondon
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01:20AMManchester, Airport4h35 05:55AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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02:30AMManchester4h35 07:05AMLondon
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02:55AMManchester, Airport4h10 07:05AMLondon
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04:10AMManchester, Coach Station5h55 10:05AMLondon
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07:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h05 12:05PMLondon
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07:10AMManchester5h00 12:10PMLondon
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07:10AMManchester4h05 11:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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07:15AMManchester, Coach Station5h55 01:10PMLondon
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08:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 01:20PMLondon
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09:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 02:20PMLondon
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09:00AMManchester4h05 01:05PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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09:00AMManchester5h00 02:00PMLondon
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10:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 03:20PMLondon
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11:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h10 04:10PMLondon
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12:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 05:20PMLondon
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01:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 06:20PMLondon
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02:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h50 07:50PMLondon
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02:40PMManchester5h00 07:40PMLondon
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03:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h10 08:10PMLondon
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04:00PMManchester, Coach Station4h50 08:50PMLondon
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04:00PMManchester5h05 09:05PMLondon
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04:30PMManchester, Airport4h35 09:05PMLondon
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05:00PMManchester, Coach Station4h50 09:50PMLondon
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05:20PMManchester5h10 10:30PMLondon
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06:00PMManchester, Coach Station4h50 10:50PMLondon
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11:50PMManchester, Coach Station6h30 06:20AMLondon
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Sat
Jan 29
$66West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
$97British Airways
Sun
Jan 30
$57Avanti West Coast
$6Flixbus
$134British Airways
Mon
Jan 31
$26West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$174British Airways
Tue
Feb 1
$39West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$166British Airways
Wed
Feb 2
$66West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$151British Airways
Thu
Feb 3
$44West Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
$211British Airways
Fri
Feb 4
$66West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$110British Airways
Sat
Feb 5
$66West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$97British Airways
Sun
Feb 6
$65Avanti West Coast
$6Flixbus
$103BA Cityflyer
Mon
Feb 7
$65Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$73British Airways
Tue
Feb 8
$65Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$101British Airways
Wed
Feb 9
$65Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$129British Airways
Thu
Feb 10
$60Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$111British Airways
Fri
Feb 11
$66West Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
$92British Airways
Sat
Feb 12
$66West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$156British Airways
Sun
Feb 13
$69Avanti West Coast
$6Flixbus
$83British Airways
Mon
Feb 14
$60Avanti West Coast
$6Flixbus
$97British Airways
Tue
Feb 15
$60Avanti West Coast
$6Flixbus
$97British Airways
Wed
Feb 16
$65Avanti West Coast
$6Flixbus
$101British Airways
Thu
Feb 17
$60Avanti West Coast
$6Flixbus
$85British Airways

Bus times from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Jan 29

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

5 h 6 m

Buses per day

29

Distance

262 km

Of the 29 buses that leave Manchester for London 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 6 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 5 m .

The slowest buses will take 6 h 30 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
09:00AMManchester4h05 01:05PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$281One-way
Fastest
07:10AMManchester4h05 11:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$301One-way
2nd Fastest
02:55AMManchester, Airport4h10 07:05AMLondon
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$261One-way
02:30AMManchester4h35 07:05AMLondon
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$241One-way
04:30PMManchester, Airport4h35 09:05PMLondon
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$261One-way

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Overview: Bus from Manchester to London

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$8 (€7)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational 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 30 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Flixbus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $8 (€7), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

Bus companies: National Express and FlixBus from Manchester to London

You can travel by bus between Manchester and London with National Express and FlixBus for as low as $6 (€5). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

National Express
FlixBus

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus from Manchester to London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    When purchasing your National Express bus tickets from Manchester to London, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • 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.

    Travel Tips: Bus to London from Manchester

    Take the bus to London 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 Manchester to London.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap bus tickets to London from Manchester cost?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Manchester to London buses for as little as $6 (€5)  in the next 7 days.

    What is the price of a bus ticket to London from Manchester?

    If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to London bus price to come in at an average of $8 (€7)  one way.

    What is the distance to London from Manchester by bus?

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

    What is the Manchester to London bus travel time?

    The Manchester to London bus duration is on average 4 h 30 min, which is to be expected when traveling 162 miles (261 km) from Manchester to London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

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

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

    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 trip, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center of Manchester.

    The most popular arrival bus station, London, Hammersmith Bridge Road, is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) away from the city center of London.

    Which bus providers can get me from Manchester to London?

    Take the Manchester to London bus with National Express, Megabus, Flixbus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey to London from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    Can I find a direct bus from Manchester to London?

    Yes, you can search for direct buses from Manchester to London on Omio with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your bus ticket.

    What time is the earliest bus from Manchester to London? What time is the last bus from Manchester to London?

    You can take the earliest bus from Manchester to London at 6: 45 AM   or take the last bus from Manchester to London leaving at 6: 00 PM. Look for the latest Manchester to London bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this journey.

    How far in advance should I purchase bus tickets to London from Manchester for the best deals?

    The price of a one way bus ticket from Manchester to London is on average $8 (€7) 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 providers offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets between Manchester and London available a few months in advance.