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Today
5 trains from $92
Tomorrow
5 trains from $203
Fri, Jul 19
5 trains from $88
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Thu
Jul 18
$203Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$304British Airways
Fri
Jul 19
$88Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$110BA Cityflyer
Sat
Jul 20
$56Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$207British Airways
Sun
Jul 21
$49Virgin Trains
$17National Express
$166British Airways
Mon
Jul 22
$203Virgin Trains
$15National Express
$166British Airways
Tue
Jul 23
$188Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$99British Airways
Wed
Jul 24
$97Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$133British Airways
Thu
Jul 25
$97Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$133British Airways
Fri
Jul 26
$60Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$110BA Cityflyer
Sat
Jul 27
$40Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$207British Airways
Sun
Jul 28
$40Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$133British Airways
Mon
Jul 29
$88Virgin Trains
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$133British Airways
Tue
Jul 30
$64Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$133British Airways
Wed
Jul 31
$78Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$133British Airways
Thu
Aug 1
$64Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$362Aurigny Air Services
Fri
Aug 2
$47Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$99British Airways
Sat
Aug 3
$40Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$166British Airways
Sun
Aug 4
$40Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$133British Airways
Mon
Aug 5
$97Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$99British Airways
Tue
Aug 6
$97Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$99British Airways

How to Travel from London to Manchester

The journey from London to Manchester is convenient for travelers in the UK whether you choose to travel by bus, train or plane. Depending on the mode of transit and time of departure, journey times from London to Manchester vary between 2 and 5 hours. Key departure points in London include Victoria bus station, Euston train station, and London Heathrow airport.

Trains from London to Manchester | Buses from London to Manchester | Flights from London to Manchester

London to Manchester Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€15

4:25 h

1 Month Ahead

trains

€59

2:07 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€159

1:00 h

2 Months Ahead



What is the best way to travel from London to Manchester?

Cheapest way to travel from London to Manchester


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Manchester. Buses traveling from London to Manchester depart from London's Victoria bus station and take at least 4:25 h to arrive at Manchester Coach station. Approximately 30 buses travel from London to Manchester per day, with the first departing London at 12:30 a.m. Weekend buses are offered more infrequently. National Express is the main bus company that travels from London to Manchester.


Fastest way to travel from London to Manchester


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Taking a flight is technically the fastest way to travel from London to Manchester; however, when travel time to and from London and Manchester's airports is taken into consideration taking a train is actually the fastest way to travel between the two city centers. Flights traveling from London to Manchester can depart from either London's Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Luton, or Stansted airport and arrive at either Leeds/Bradford airport or Manchester airport after an hour of flight time. British Airways usually offers 8 direct flights per day, with the first departing London at 7:10 a.m.


Most popular way to travel from London to Manchester


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from London to Manchester. Trains traveling from London to Manchester depart from London's Euston train station and take approximately 2 hours to arrive at Manchester's Picadilly train station. All trains that travel from London to Manchester are operated by Virgin Trains. Virgin Trains travel from London to Manchester approximately 10 times per day, with the first train departing London at 8:00 a.m.


Attractions in Manchester

Manchester is the third most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors, after London and Edinburgh. In addition to Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs, Manchester is also internationally known for its music scene, performing arts, museums and nightlife.

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Best fares from London to Manchester

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
13:307h20:30
LondonManchester
Fri, Jul 19
Train
Virgin Trains
08:202h 7m10:27
LondonManchester
Fri, Jul 19
Flight
BA Cityflyer
19:001h20:00
LondonManchester
Fastest Way to Travel from London to Manchester
Fri, Jul 19
Flight
BA Cityflyer
19:001h20:00
LondonManchester
Sat, Jul 20
Flight
British Airways
06:551h07:55
LondonManchester
Sun, Jul 21
Flight
British Airways
19:251h20:25
LondonManchester
Return Journeys from Manchester to London
Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
12:155h 30m17:45
ManchesterLondon
Fri, Jul 19
Train
Virgin Trains
07:552h 12m10:07
ManchesterLondon
Fri, Jul 19
Flight
British Airways
19:101h20:10
ManchesterLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
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Manchester
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Amenities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Public transportation is available through the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which connects the airport to the London Underground.

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