How to travel from Luton to Manchester

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from Luton to Manchester

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

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bus

To get from Luton to Manchester on Aug 14 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25AMLuton, Bus Station6h00 02:25PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
461One-way
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08:25AMLuton, Bus Station6h00 02:25PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
461One-way
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08:15AMLuton, London Luton Airport6h10 02:25PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
501One-way
05:45PMLuton, Bus Station6h05 11:50PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
461One-way
09:36AMLuton4h00 01:36PMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers
731One-way

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Travel Information between Luton and Manchester

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $259
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $36 (€34) • 5 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $259 (€240) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or East Midlands Railway

Travel 134 miles (216 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Luton to Manchester. 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 $36 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, British Airways or East Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Luton to Manchester.

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FAQs

There are 4 travel options from Luton to Manchester: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Manchester from Luton is by taking a bus with an average price of $36 (€34).

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A bus is $222 (€206) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Luton to Manchester costing on average $259 (€240).

A bus is generally $41 (€38) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $77 (€72) from Luton to Manchester.

The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Luton is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by bus can take on average 5 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 52 min   on average.

The distance from Luton to Manchester is approximately 134 miles (216 km).

The average frequency per day from Luton to Manchester is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

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

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

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Luton to Manchester:

  • You can go to Manchester from Luton by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $36 (€34) with National Express from Luton to Manchester on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between Luton and Manchester with British Airways, and you can find British Airways Luton to Manchester tickets for $259 (€240) on Omio.
  • You can go to Manchester from Luton by train with East Midlands Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for $77 (€72) with East Midlands Railway from Luton to Manchester on Omio.

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

  • You can book a direct bus with National Express.
  • You'll find direct flights with British Airways.
  • You'll find direct trains with.

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 route.

Looking to extend your trip from Luton to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Luton to Manchester usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Luton to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $36 (€34) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $259 (€240) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $77 (€72) one way.

But we recommend booking Luton to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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