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from Luton to Manchester

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

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Sat
Oct 23
$86First Transpennine Express
$45National Express
$92British Airways
Sun
Oct 24
$87
$42National Express
$92British Airways
Mon
Oct 25
$96Avanti West Coast
$38National Express
$84British Airways
Tue
Oct 26
$91Avanti West Coast
$36National Express
$125British Airways
Wed
Oct 27
$71Avanti West Coast
$34National Express
$103British Airways
Thu
Oct 28
$92Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
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Fri
Oct 29
$96Avanti West Coast
$36National Express
$77British Airways
Sat
Oct 30
$87First Transpennine Express
$35National Express
$104British Airways
Sun
Oct 31
$71Avanti West Coast
$34National Express
$73British Airways
Mon
Nov 1
$75Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
$96British Airways
Tue
Nov 2
$71Avanti West Coast
$32National Express
$80British Airways
Wed
Nov 3
$88Avanti West Coast
$32National Express
$125British Airways
Thu
Nov 4
$68Avanti West Coast
$32National Express
$80British Airways
Fri
Nov 5
$91Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
$75British Airways

Travel Information to Manchester from Luton

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $111
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€23) • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $111 (€90) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or

Travel 134 miles (216 km) by flight, bus or train between Luton and 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 $29 (€23). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are British Airways, National Express or among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Luton to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Luton to Manchester?

You can travel from Luton to Manchester 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Luton to Manchester the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Luton to Manchester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $29 (€23) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a bus is usually $82 (€67) less than taking a flight to Manchester, which costs on average $111 (€90) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $56 (€46) less than taking a train, which costs on average $84 (€69) for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Luton to Manchester?

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 can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 17 min   on average.

What is the distance from Luton to Manchester?

Manchester is approximately 134 miles (216 km) away from Luton.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Luton to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Luton to Manchester is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 10 trains a day.

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

When traveling to Manchester from Luton, what are the departure and arrival points in Luton and Manchester?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from London Heathrow Airport and tend to arrive in Manchester Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Luton, Bus Station and tend to arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly leave from Luton and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Luton to Manchester?

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

  • British Airways can take you to Manchester by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for British Airways from Luton to Manchester for $111 (€90).
  • Travel with National Express for buses to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Luton to Manchester tickets on Omio for $29 (€23).
Can I find a direct route between Luton and Manchester?

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Manchester with.
  • You can find 10 direct trains per day to take to Manchester 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.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Luton to Manchester?
Omio customers who travel from Luton to Manchester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase tickets from Luton to Manchester online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $111 (€90) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $29 (€23) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $84 (€69) one way.

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

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