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$92British Airways
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$229British Airways
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$105Avanti West Coast
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$72Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$158British Airways
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$96Avanti West Coast
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$116British Airways
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$86Avanti West Coast
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$127British Airways
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$78Avanti West Coast
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$112British Airways
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$86Avanti West Coast
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$150British Airways
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$78Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$106British Airways
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$105Avanti West Coast
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$127British Airways
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$105Avanti West Coast
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$99British Airways
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$78Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
$116British Airways
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$68Avanti West Coast
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$106British Airways
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$68Avanti West Coast
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$126British Airways
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$72Avanti West Coast
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$104British Airways
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$72Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$96British Airways
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$105Avanti West Coast
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$96British Airways
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$57Avanti West Coast
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$92British Airways
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$68Avanti West Coast
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$79British Airways
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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.

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Manchester to London Travel Comparison

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€7

3:50 h

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€51

2:08 h

1 Month Ahead

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€67

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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

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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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Travel from Manchester to London
Travel to London 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 Manchester to London.
FAQs
What are the ways to get from Manchester to London?

There are 3 ways to travel between Manchester and London including taking a bus, flight or train.

How far is it from Manchester to London?

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in London?

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Victoria.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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:

  • Travel with British Airways for flights to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for British Airways Manchester to London tickets on Omio for $79 (€61).
  • 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 $7 (€5).
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to London by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from Manchester to London for $57 (€44) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly from Manchester to London?

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to London with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You can find direct trains to take to London with Avanti West Coast.

Direct services to London 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.

Where should I go next after I travel to London from Manchester?
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to London often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Manchester to London online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average $79 (€61) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $7 (€5) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $57 (€44) 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.

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

The cheapest way to go to London from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $7 (€5).

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

Taking a bus is usually $72 (€56) less than taking a flight to London, which costs on average $79 (€61) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $50 (€39) less than taking a train, which costs on average $57 (€44) for this journey.

What is the fastest way from Manchester to London?

The quickest way to travel to London from Manchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 25 min  on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 9 min  of travel time.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.