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from Manchester to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to London on Jan 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00AMManchester4h05 01:05PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$261One-way
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04:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h05 09:05PMLondon
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$131One-way
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07:10AMManchester4h05 11:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$261One-way
05:15PMManchester, Coach Station4h50 10:05PMLondon
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$131One-way
02:40PMManchester5h00 07:40PMLondon
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$181One-way

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Fri
Jan 21
$67West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
$216British Airways
Sat
Jan 22
$67West Midlands Railway
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Sun
Jan 23
$75Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
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Mon
Jan 24
$45West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$140British Airways
Tue
Jan 25
$39West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$140British Airways
Wed
Jan 26
$40West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
$113British Airways
Thu
Jan 27
$55Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$78British Airways
Fri
Jan 28
$67West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$122British Airways
Sat
Jan 29
$67West Midlands Railway
$8Flixbus
$84British Airways
Sun
Jan 30
$44Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$84British Airways
Mon
Jan 31
$58Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
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Tue
Feb 1
$58Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$99British Airways
Wed
Feb 2
$55Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$94British Airways
Thu
Feb 3
$55Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$87British Airways
Fri
Feb 4
$39Avanti West Coast
$10Megabus
$84British Airways
Sat
Feb 5
$67West Midlands Railway
$7Flixbus
$84British Airways
Sun
Feb 6
$66Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$87British Airways
Mon
Feb 7
$58Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$87British Airways
Tue
Feb 8
$58Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
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Wed
Feb 9
$55Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
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Travel Information from Manchester to London

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $123
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $123 (€102) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, Flixbus or West Midlands Railway

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 162 miles (261 km) between Manchester and London. 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 $13 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are British Airways, Flixbus or West Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Manchester to London.

How to Travel from Manchester to London

Thousands of people travel in the UK between Manchester and London every week, both for professional and personal trips. There are a number of travel options available to customers: flights are fast but expensive, trains are reliable and frequent, and buses are cheap but sluggish.

Trains from Manchester to London | Buses from Manchester to London | Flights from Manchester to London

Manchester to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€7

3:50 h

1 Week Ahead

trains

€51

2:08 h

1 Month Ahead

flight

€67

1:00 h

2 Weeks Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Manchester to London?

Cheapest way to travel from Manchester to London


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to London. Buses traveling from Manchester to London depart from Manchester Coach station and take at least 3:50 h to arrive at London's Victoria bus station. Over 20 buses travel from Manchester to London during the week, with the first departing at 5:40 a.m. Weekend buses are offered more infrequently. National Express is the main bus company that travels from Manchester to London.


Fastest way to travel from Manchester to London


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Manchester to London. Flights traveling from Manchester to London can depart from either Leeds/Bradford airport or Manchester airport and arrive at either London's Heathrow, Gatwick, City, or Stansted airport after an hour of flight time. British Airways travel directly from Manchester to London.


Most popular way to travel from Manchester to London


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Manchester to London. Trains traveling from Manchester to London depart from Manchester's Picadilly train station and arrive at London's Euston train station after approximately 2 hours of travel time. All trains that travel from Manchester to London are operated by Virgin Trains. Virgin Trains travel from Manchester to London approximately 10 times per day.


How to get from Manchester to London

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Manchester to London, 61,32% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Manchester to London and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

How do I go from Manchester to London?

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

What is the cheapest way to go from Manchester to London?

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to London is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€11) compared to other travel options to London:

A bus is $110 (€91) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Manchester to London costing on average $123 (€102).

A bus is $52 (€43) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Manchester to London costing on average $66 (€55).

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester to London?

The quickest way to travel to London from Manchester 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 London by bus can take on average 4 h 25 min.

In comparison, getting to London by train can take on average 2 h 11 min.

What is the distance from Manchester to London?

The Manchester to London distance is around 162 miles (261 km).

How many services a day are there between Manchester and London?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to London is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Manchester to London:

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Manchester Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
  • Most travelers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Victoria.

Which travel companies can take me from Manchester to London?

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

  • British Airways can get you to London by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from Manchester to London for $123 (€102) on Omio.
  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Manchester to London tickets on Omio for $13 (€11).
  • Travel with West Midlands Railway to go to London by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find West Midlands Railway Manchester to London tickets on Omio for $66 (€55).

Can I travel directly from Manchester to London?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with British Airways.
  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to London?

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

When should I buy a ticket from Manchester to London online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $123 (€102) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $13 (€11) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $66 (€55) one way.

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