Travel options
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 Sep 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h10 03:10PMLondon
0 changes
$91One-way
Cheapest
10:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h10 03:10PMLondon
0 changes
$91One-way
Other options
03:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h05 08:05PMLondon
0 changes
$121One-way
10:45AMManchester, Coach Station5h10 03:55PMLondon
0 changes
$121One-way
08:30AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 01:50PMLondon
0 changes
$121One-way

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .

These companies trust us. We sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF
Accommodation

Need a place to stay?

view on map
Top pick hotels
Entire homes & apartments

Find the best accommodation for you, with our partner Booking.com

View all

COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Sep 27
$102Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
Find prices
Tue
Sep 28
$102Avanti West Coast
$9National Express
$206British Airways
Wed
Sep 29
$102Avanti West Coast
$9National Express
$252British Airways
Thu
Sep 30
$102Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$236British Airways
Fri
Oct 1
$70Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$135British Airways
Sat
Oct 2
$102Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$85British Airways
Sun
Oct 3
$70Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$164British Airways
Mon
Oct 4
$102Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$161British Airways
Tue
Oct 5
$102Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$161British Airways
Wed
Oct 6
$84Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$161British Airways
Thu
Oct 7
$221Avanti West Coast
$9National Express
Find prices
Fri
Oct 8
$66Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$127British Airways
Sat
Oct 9
$102Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$82British Airways
Sun
Oct 10
$70Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$94British Airways
Mon
Oct 11
$59Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$81British Airways
Tue
Oct 12
$59Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$94British Airways
Wed
Oct 13
$55Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$97British Airways
Thu
Oct 14
$61Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$72British Airways
Fri
Oct 15
$62Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$97British Airways
Sat
Oct 16
$102Avanti West Coast
$7Flixbus
$94British Airways
Sun
Oct 17
$66Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
$75British Airways

Travel Information from Manchester to London

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $84
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€6) • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $84 (€67) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, Flixbus or Avanti West Coast

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 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are British Airways, Flixbus or Avanti West Coast 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


cheap

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


fast

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


popular

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.

Search on Omio to find cheap tickets from Manchester to London. It’s easy to find the most attractive prices and choose your preferred route for your journey. Book on web or app, and travel with your mobile ticket —without the stress of printing your ticket.

Travel Tips

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
How do I go from Manchester to London?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to London from Manchester. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to London?

The cheapest way to travel between Manchester and London is by taking a bus with an average price of $8 (€6).

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A bus is $76 (€61) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Manchester to London costing on average $84 (€67).

A bus is $63 (€51) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Manchester to London costing on average $71 (€57).

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

The fastest way to get to London from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to London can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to London by bus can take on average 4 h 25 min.

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

What is the distance between Manchester and London?

London is approximately 162 miles (261 km) away from Manchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to London is:

  • 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 board their plane from Manchester Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange to London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Most travelers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London Victoria.
Which travel operators can get me to London from Manchester?

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 $84 (€67) on Omio.
  • Flixbus can get you to London by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Manchester to London for $8 (€6) on Omio.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Manchester to London tickets on Omio for $71 (€57).
Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to London?

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

  • You can book a direct flight with British Airways.
  • You can book a direct 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.

Where should I go next after I travel between Manchester and London?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to London often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book Manchester to London tickets online to score 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 $84 (€67) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $8 (€6) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $71 (€57) 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.