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5 trains from $109
Tomorrow
5 trains from $122
Fri, May 31
5 trains from $60
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Sat
May 25
$109Virgin Trains
$24National Express
$258HOP!
Sun
May 26
$122Virgin Trains
$18National Express
$254British Airways
Mon
May 27
$47Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$230TAM Airlines
Tue
May 28
$204Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$197TAM Airlines
Wed
May 29
$125Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$205British Airways
Thu
May 30
$98Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$205British Airways
Fri
May 31
$60Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$108BA Cityflyer
Sat
Jun 1
$40Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$254British Airways
Sun
Jun 2
$40Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$244TAM Airlines
Mon
Jun 3
$98Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$173TAM Airlines
Tue
Jun 4
$98Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$131British Airways
Wed
Jun 5
$97Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$131British Airways
Thu
Jun 6
$98Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$131British Airways
Fri
Jun 7
$47Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$96British Airways
Sat
Jun 8
$39Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$131British Airways
Sun
Jun 9
$56Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$131British Airways
Mon
Jun 10
$98Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$96British Airways
Tue
Jun 11
$98Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$96British Airways
Wed
Jun 12
$98Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$96British Airways
Thu
Jun 13
$97Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$176TAM Airlines
Fri
Jun 14
$47Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$96British 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

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Next Month
Mon, May 27
Bus
National Express
19:304h 40m00:10
LondonManchester
Mon, May 27
Train
Virgin Trains
07:362h 29m10:05
LondonManchester
Mon, May 27
Flight
TAM Airlines
08:103h 15m11:25
LondonManchester
Fastest Way to Travel from London to Manchester
Fri, May 31
Flight
BA Cityflyer
19:001h20:00
LondonManchester
Sat, Jun 1
Flight
British Airways
06:551h07:55
LondonManchester
Sun, Jun 9
Flight
British Airways
19:251h20:25
LondonManchester
Return Journeys from Manchester to London
Mon, May 27
Bus
National Express
05:154h 55m10:10
ManchesterLondon
Mon, May 27
Train
Virgin Trains
08:152h 30m10:45
ManchesterLondon
Mon, May 27
Flight
British Airways
06:001h 10m07:10
ManchesterLondon
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
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Manchester
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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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