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from London to Manchester

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

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To get from London to Manchester on Jun 19 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:30PMLondon5h00 08:30PMManchester, Coach Station
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$121One-way
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03:30PMLondon5h00 08:30PMManchester, Coach Station
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02:30PMLondon5h00 07:30PMManchester, Coach Station
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11:00AMLondon5h10 04:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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$121One-way
09:30AMLondon5h00 02:30PMManchester
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$181One-way

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Fri
Jun 18
$103Avanti West Coast
$42Megabus
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Sat
Jun 19
$103Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$158British Airways
Sun
Jun 20
$94Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$246British Airways
Mon
Jun 21
$94Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$165British Airways
Tue
Jun 22
$85Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$279British Airways
Wed
Jun 23
$85Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$223British Airways
Thu
Jun 24
$76Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$96British Airways
Fri
Jun 25
$71Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$143British Airways
Sat
Jun 26
$103Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$135British Airways
Sun
Jun 27
$85Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$141British Airways
Mon
Jun 28
$62Avanti West Coast
$4Flixbus
$101British Airways
Tue
Jun 29
$62Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$120British Airways
Wed
Jun 30
$62Avanti West Coast
$4Flixbus
$158British Airways
Thu
Jul 1
$62Avanti West Coast
$6National Express
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Fri
Jul 2
$67Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$123British Airways
Sat
Jul 3
$103Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$123British Airways
Sun
Jul 4
$67Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$128British Airways
Mon
Jul 5
$62Avanti West Coast
$4Flixbus
$116British Airways
Tue
Jul 6
$62Avanti West Coast
$4Flixbus
$96British Airways
Wed
Jul 7
$41Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$85British Airways
Thu
Jul 8
$67Avanti West Coast
$4Flixbus
$109British 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.


How to get from London to Manchester

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Manchester, 63,52% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from London to Manchester and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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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.

Travel Tips

Travel from London to Manchester
Travel to Manchester 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 London to Manchester.
FAQs
How do I travel from London to Manchester?

There are 3 ways to travel from London to Manchester including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the distance between London and Manchester?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to Manchester:

  • Flights mostly leave from London Heathrow Airport and tend to arrive in Manchester Airport.
  • Buses mostly depart from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel operators can get me to Manchester from London?

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

  • British Airways can get you to Manchester by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from London to Manchester for $77 (€60) on Omio.
  • Flixbus can get you to Manchester by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from London to Manchester for $8 (€6) on Omio.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast London to Manchester tickets on Omio for $57 (€44).
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Manchester?

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Manchester with the following travel companies:

  • You can find a direct bus to Manchester with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You can check for a direct train to Manchester with Avanti West Coast.

Direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from London to Manchester?
Many of our customers traveling from London to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Manchester are Liverpool, Edinburgh or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets from London to Manchester online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $77 (€60) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost $8 (€6) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $57 (€44) one way.

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

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

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€6).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

Taking a bus is about $69 (€54) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $77 (€60) for this route.

Taking a bus is about $49 (€38) less than taking a train, which costs on average $57 (€44) for this journey.

What is the fastest way from London to Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Manchester from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by bus can take on average 4 h 20 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 6 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
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.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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