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from Manchester to Lancaster

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

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Sun
Jan 30
$9Northern Rail
$15National Express
Mon
Jan 31
$9Northern Rail
$15National Express
Tue
Feb 1
$9Northern Rail
$15National Express
Thu
Feb 3
$7Northern Rail
$15National Express
Fri
Feb 4
$9Northern Rail
$15National Express
Sat
Feb 5
$28First Transpennine Express
$15National Express
Sun
Feb 6
$28First Transpennine Express
$15National Express
Mon
Feb 7
$9Northern Rail
$15National Express
Tue
Feb 8
$7Northern Rail
$15National Express
Wed
Feb 9
$29Avanti West Coast
$15National Express
Thu
Feb 10
$7Northern Rail
$15National Express
Fri
Feb 11
$8Northern Rail
$15National Express
Sat
Feb 12
$28First Transpennine Express
$15National Express
Sun
Feb 13
$7Northern Rail
$15National Express
Mon
Feb 14
$9Northern Rail
$15National Express
Wed
Feb 16
$29Northern Rail
$15National Express
Thu
Feb 17
$7Northern Rail
$15National Express
Fri
Feb 18
$13First Transpennine Express
$15National Express

Travel Information between Manchester and Lancaster

distanceDistance47 miles (75 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $15
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $9 (€7) • 49 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $9 (€7) • 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Travel 47 miles (75 km) by bus or train to Lancaster from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 49 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Manchester to Lancaster.

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FAQs

How do I go from Manchester to Lancaster?

There are 2 travel options from Manchester to Lancaster: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Lancaster?

The cheapest way to travel to Lancaster from Manchester is by taking a train with an average price of $9 (€7).

This is compared to other travel options to Lancaster:

Taking a train is about $7 (€6) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€13) for this route.

What is the quickest way to get from Manchester to Lancaster?

The fastest way from Manchester to Lancaster is by train with an average journey time of 49 min.

There are alternative travel options to Lancaster that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 25 min   of travel time.

How far is Lancaster from Manchester?

The Manchester to Lancaster distance is around 47 miles (75 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Manchester to Lancaster?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Lancaster at Lancaster, Damside Street.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Lancaster.

Which travel operators can get me to Lancaster from Manchester?

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

  • You can travel to Lancaster from Manchester by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $15 (€13) with National Express from Manchester to Lancaster.
  • You can travel by train from Manchester to Lancaster with Northern Rail, and you can find Northern Rail Manchester to Lancaster tickets for $9 (€7) on Omio.

Can I find a direct route from Manchester to Lancaster?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with National Express or Megabus.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Manchester to Lancaster ends?

Many of our customers traveling from Manchester to Lancaster don't make Lancaster their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Lancaster are London, Liverpool or Preston, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Lancaster to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I purchase tickets to Lancaster from Manchester online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $15 (€13) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $9 (€7) one way.

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