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from London to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Manchester on Sep 27 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00AMLondon5h00 02:00PMManchester
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$111One-way
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09:00AMLondon5h00 02:00PMManchester
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$111One-way
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09:00AMLondon5h00 02:00PMManchester, Coach Station
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$121One-way
08:00AMLondon5h10 01:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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$121One-way
09:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h15 02:00PMManchester
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$261One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Sep 26
$102Avanti West Coast
$10Flixbus
$160British Airways
Mon
Sep 27
$84Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$278British Airways
Tue
Sep 28
$70Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$338British Airways
Wed
Sep 29
$84Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$355British Airways
Thu
Sep 30
$70Avanti West Coast
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Fri
Oct 1
$62Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$208British Airways
Sat
Oct 2
$76Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$121British Airways
Sun
Oct 3
$58Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$171British Airways
Mon
Oct 4
$102Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$166British Airways
Tue
Oct 5
$62Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$105British Airways
Wed
Oct 6
$62Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$162British Airways
Thu
Oct 7
$52Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$153British Airways
Fri
Oct 8
$52Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$162British Airways
Sat
Oct 9
$66Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$129British Airways
Sun
Oct 10
$47Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$95British Airways
Mon
Oct 11
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$9National Express
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Tue
Oct 12
$47Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$91British Airways
Wed
Oct 13
$52Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
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Thu
Oct 14
$47Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$95British Airways
Fri
Oct 15
$47Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$77British Airways
Sat
Oct 16
$102Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$74British Airways

Travel Information from London to Manchester

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $74
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€6) • 4 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $74 (€60) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, Flixbus or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Manchester from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are British Airways, Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from London to Manchester.

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.

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