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Timetable Manchester to London

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The fastest buses from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Average

5 h 18 m

Buses per day

16

Distance

262 km

Of the 16 buses that leave Manchester for London every day 14 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 18 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 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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$411One-way
06:00PMManchester, Coach Station4h50 10:50PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
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$191One-way
04:30PMManchester, Airport4h50 09:20PMLondon
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$561One-way
07:10AMManchester4h55 12:05PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$391One-way
03:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h05 08:05PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
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$131One-way

Prices across different modes

Tue
Jun 15
$105Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
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Wed
Jun 16
$189Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$93British Airways
Thu
Jun 17
$105Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$229British Airways
Fri
Jun 18
$189Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$205British Airways
Sat
Jun 19
$105Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$221British Airways
Sun
Jun 20
$73Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$158British Airways
Mon
Jun 21
$96Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$116British Airways
Tue
Jun 22
$86Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$127British Airways
Wed
Jun 23
$78Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$87British Airways
Thu
Jun 24
$86Avanti West Coast
$4Flixbus
$150British Airways
Fri
Jun 25
$78Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$107British Airways
Sat
Jun 26
$105Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$107British Airways
Sun
Jun 27
$105Avanti West Coast
$6National Express
$99British Airways
Mon
Jun 28
$73Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$112British Airways
Tue
Jun 29
$69Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$107British Airways
Wed
Jun 30
$68Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$126British Airways
Thu
Jul 1
$73Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$104British Airways
Fri
Jul 2
$73Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$96British Airways
Sat
Jul 3
$105Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$96British Airways
Sun
Jul 4
$57Avanti West Coast
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$93British Airways
Mon
Jul 5
$68Avanti West Coast
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$79British Airways

The cheapest buses from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Cheapest

$9

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 Manchester to London will cost around $ 24 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 9.

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Manchester to London Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
5 hours 52 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $9
Buses depart from:Manchester
Bus arrives in:London
Distance:262 km
Bus Companies:Flixbus, National Express
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National Express between Manchester and London

Buy your official National Express bus tickets between Manchester and London from $5 (€4) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

National Express

Taking the bus with National Express is a great way to travel between Manchester and London! National Express is the UK’s leading bus company with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express bus tickets from Manchester to London, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Manchester to London journey on Omio. You can expect to travel around 162 miles (261 km) from Manchester to London on a National Express bus.

All National Express buses have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long route. You can select from three ticket options for the Manchester to London bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between Manchester and London and when traveling by bus:

  • 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.

Buses from Manchester to London
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
What is the price of the cheapest bus from Manchester to London?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Manchester to London for as low as $5 (€4)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a bus ticket between Manchester and London?
The Manchester to London bus ticket price is on average $5 (€4)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is Manchester to London by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Manchester to London by bus to be approximately 162 miles (261 km).
What is the Manchester to London bus travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (261 km) from Manchester to London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Manchester to London bus journey time is on average 4 h 25 min.
What bus station in Manchester goes to London? What bus station do I come into London from Manchester?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

Where is the bus station in Manchester? Where is the bus station in London?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their buses from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this bus station.

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

What bus providers go from Manchester to London?
For the journey from Manchester to London you can take a bus with National Express or Infobus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services between Manchester and London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I find a direct bus from Manchester to London?
Yes, you can find a direct bus from Manchester to London with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
When is the earliest bus from Manchester to London? When is the last bus from Manchester to London?
The earliest bus for this trip departs from Manchester at 5: 45 AM. The last bus leaves from Manchester at 5: 10 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Manchester to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book Manchester to London bus tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy the Manchester to London bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $5 (€4). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Manchester to London. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
London
Manchester (Coach Station)
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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.