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5 trains from $122
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5 trains from $60
Fri, Sep 27
5 trains from $60
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Thu
Sep 19
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$21National Express
$374Aurigny Air Services
Fri
Sep 20
$60Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$109BA Cityflyer
Sat
Sep 21
$47Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$256British Airways
Sun
Sep 22
$50Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$207British Airways
Mon
Sep 23
$204Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$207British Airways
Tue
Sep 24
$189Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$207British Airways
Wed
Sep 25
$88Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$166British Airways
Thu
Sep 26
$88Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$133British Airways
Fri
Sep 27
$60Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$109BA Cityflyer
Sat
Sep 28
$44Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$201Air France
Sun
Sep 29
$57Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$133British Airways
Mon
Sep 30
$125Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$133British Airways
Tue
Oct 1
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$133British Airways
Wed
Oct 2
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$133British Airways
Thu
Oct 3
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$133British Airways
Fri
Oct 4
$47Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$133British Airways
Sat
Oct 5
$39Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$112Air France
Sun
Oct 6
$47Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$98British Airways
Mon
Oct 7
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$98British Airways
Tue
Oct 8
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$98British Airways
Wed
Oct 9
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$98British 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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