How to travel from Luton to Manchester

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Travel Information from Luton to Manchester

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$12 - $88
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 4 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€47) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Virgin Trains

Travel 134 miles (216 km) by train, bus or flight between Luton and Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, British Airways or Virgin Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Luton to Manchester.

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from Luton to Manchester

How to get from Luton to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Luton to Manchester is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

National Express
08:00AM4h20
Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
12:20PMManchester, Coach Station
$541One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
National Express
03:45PM4h20
Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
08:05PMManchester, Coach Station
$531One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
British Airways
10:00PM1h00
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
11:00PMManchester Airport (MAN)
$1101One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Avanti West Coast
08:31AM3h34
Luton station (LUT)
12:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1121One-way
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:25AM3h19
Luton station (LUT)
11:44AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$3021One-way
2 transfers
National Express
08:45AM4h35
Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
01:20PMManchester, Coach Station
$541One-way
1 transfer
National Express
09:40AM4h50
Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
02:30PMManchester, Coach Station
$561One-way
1 transfer
National Express
11:25AM5h10
Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
04:35PMManchester, Coach Station
$541One-way
1 transfer
British Airways
09:00PM1h00
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
10:00PMManchester Airport (MAN)
$1461One-way
0 transfers
British Airways
10:35AM1h05
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
11:40AMManchester Airport (MAN)
$2701One-way
0 transfers
British Airways
08:50AM1h00
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
09:50AMManchester Airport (MAN)
$4441One-way
0 transfers

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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Luton to Manchester

National Express, FlixBus and CrossCountry will get you between Luton and Manchester at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel to Manchester from Luton you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Luton - Manchester travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      British Airways (BA) is the United Kingdom’s flag carrier airline with headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). BA is the second largest UK-based airline in terms of fleet size and number of passengers carried. Known as a full-service global airline, British Airways offers year-round low fares to destinations worldwide and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

        FAQs: Travel from Luton to Manchester

        FAQs: 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 Luton to Manchester.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options from Luton to Manchester: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from Luton to Manchester is a bus with an average price of $12 (€10).

        This is compared to other travel options from Luton to Manchester:

        A bus is $42 (€37) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Luton to Manchester costing on average $54 (€47).

        Taking a bus costs $77 (€66) less than taking a train, which costs on average $88 (€76) for the same trip.

        The fastest way from Luton to Manchester is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

        There are alternative travel options to Manchester that take longer:

        Getting to Manchester by bus takes 4 h 20 min on average.

        Taking a train requires on average 2 h 59 min of travel time.

        You should expect to travel around 134 miles (216 km) between Luton and Manchester.

        The average frequency per day from Luton to Manchester is:

        • Around 1 bus per day.
        • 16 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Manchester from Luton as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Buses mostly leave from Luton, Station Interchange and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
        • Flights most often depart from Luton at London Luton Airport and arrive in Manchester at Manchester Airport.
        • Trains from Luton to Manchester most often leave from Luton and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

        The following travel companies offer services from Luton to Manchester:

        • National Express or FlixBus can get you to Manchester by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Luton to Manchester for $12 (€10) on Omio.
        • British Airways can get you to Manchester by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from Luton to Manchester for $54 (€47) on Omio.
        • Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Thameslink can take you to Manchester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for East Midlands Trains from Luton to Manchester for $79 (€68).

        Yes, there are direct services available from Luton to Manchester with the following travel companies:

        • Direct bus available with National Express 1 direct bus per day.

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

        Many of our customers traveling from Luton to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Manchester are London, Liverpool, Paris, 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!
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