How to travel from Lancaster to London

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from Lancaster to London

You can get from Lancaster to London by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Lancaster to London on Apr 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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02:40AMLancaster, Damside Street7h25 10:05AMLondon
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Travel Information between Lancaster and London

distanceDistance209 miles (337 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$29 - $103
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€26) • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $103 (€91) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways

Travel 209 miles (337 km) by bus or flight to London from Lancaster. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are British Airways among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Lancaster to London.

How to travel from Lancaster to London?

It's possible to travel from Lancaster to London by train, bus, and plane. It is a fairly popular route, but as Lancaster is a small city most of the train and plane connections go via Manchester or Leeds. Trains, buses, and planes are all available every day of the week, including Sundays, and journey times vary from just over 1 hour to nearly 9 hours. 

What is the cheapest way to get from Lancaster to London?

The cheapest way to travel from Lancaster to London is by bus. Buses are run by National Express, and there is generally only one service per day, which leaves in the early hours of the morning. The journey time can vary depending on the amount of rush hour traffic around London, but it generally takes just under 9 hours. Buses depart from Damside Street Bus Station and arrive at Victoria Bus Station. All of the buses between these cities have one change, in Birmingham, and they run 7 days a week.

What is the fastest way to travel from Lancaster to London?

The fastest way to travel from Lancaster to London is by train, as the fastest train service takes around 2.5 hours. Flights are technically faster, at around 1 hour when flying directly, but they leave from Manchester Airport or Leeds Bradford Airport which are both over 60 miles away from Lancaster, so direct trains are much quicker. Trains between these cities are provided by Avanti West Coast. Half of them run directly, and half of them have one or two changes. Avanti West Coast operates multiple services every day, with 2-3 trains leaving every hour from Lancaster Station or Morecambe Station and arriving at Euston Station in London. There are more trains during the morning and evening rush hours. 

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Travel from Lancaster to London by train

All of the trains from Lancaster to London are provided by Avanti West Coast, although services with one or more changes may use another provider when departing from a connecting station. There are generally multiple services every hour, starting from early in the morning and ending late at night, on both weekdays and weekends. Some of Avanti West Coast's services run directly, but several of them have one change, in Crewe, and if they depart from Morecambe Station they usually have one change in Lancaster. Services with two changes may change in Preston and Manchester and may take up to 8.5 hours. Direct services are much faster, with a journey time of 2-3 hours on average. Trains arrive at Euston Station, in the center of London, less than 10 minutes' walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras. It is also well-connected by bus and tube.  

Travel from Lancaster to London by bus 

Traveling from Lancaster to London by bus usually takes more than 8 hours. Buses are provided by National Express and leave seven days a week, with one service each day. Buses to London tend to leave Lancaster in the early hours of the morning and change once at Birmingham Bus Station. Buses to London depart from Damside Street Bus Station which is located in the center of the city, around a 5-minute walk from Lancaster Train Station. They arrive at Victoria Bus Station in London, which is located in the City of Westminster. Victoria Bus Station is situated next to Victoria Train Station, which is served by Gatwick Express, Southern, and Thameslink train services, as well as Victoria Tube Station which is served by the District, Victoria, and Circle tube lines. 

Travel from Lancaster to London by plane

There are multiple daily flight connections from Lancaster to London, with up to two flights leaving every hour or so from early in the morning until the early evening. British Airways offer the fastest flights, and the only direct services, which last around 1 hour. They generally have eight services per day. KLM provides the most flights between the two cities, with up to 18 flights per day, but all of their services have one change, usually in Amsterdam. Their flights take around 4-5 hours. Longer flights are also operated by Air France, Encompass Aviation, and Jet2. Planes depart from either Manchester Airport or Leeds Bradford Airport and arrive at Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton, Stansted, and Southend. All have regular bus and train services to central London. 

Travel Tips: Travel from Lancaster to London

Travel Tips: Travel 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 Lancaster to London.

There are 2 ways to travel to London from Lancaster including taking a bus or flight.

The cheapest way to travel from Lancaster to London is by taking a bus with an average price of $29 (€26).

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A bus is generally $74 (€65) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $103 (€91) from Lancaster to London.

The fastest way from Lancaster to London is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to London by bus can take on average 6 h 50 min.

The distance is approximately 209 miles (337 km) from Lancaster to London.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Lancaster to London:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lancaster to London, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • British Airways can take you to London by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for British Airways from Lancaster to London for $103 (€91).
    Many of our customers traveling from Lancaster to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after London are Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!

    When planning your trip from Lancaster to London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets are costing $29 (€26) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets cost on average $103 (€91) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Lancaster to London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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