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from Stansted to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Stansted to Manchester on Oct 24 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:45PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h05 08:50PMManchester Airport
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$1811One-way
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07:45PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h05 08:50PMManchester Airport
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$1811One-way
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10:15AMLondon Heathrow Airport1h05 11:20AMManchester Airport
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$2271One-way
08:25PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h05 09:30PMManchester Airport
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$2361One-way

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Sat
Oct 23
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$50National Express
$126British Airways
Sun
Oct 24
$122Avanti West Coast
$46National Express
$161British Airways
Mon
Oct 25
$92Avanti West Coast
$38National Express
$84British Airways
Tue
Oct 26
$82Avanti West Coast
$42National Express
$168British Airways
Wed
Oct 27
$87Avanti West Coast
$42National Express
$143British Airways
Thu
Oct 28
$111Avanti West Coast
$45National Express
$249British Airways
Fri
Oct 29
$92Avanti West Coast
$43National Express
$77British Airways
Sat
Oct 30
$68Cross Country
$35National Express
$103British Airways
Mon
Nov 1
$75Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
$80British Airways
Tue
Nov 2
$68Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
$97British Airways
Wed
Nov 3
$86Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
$125British Airways
Thu
Nov 4
$68Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
$104British Airways
Fri
Nov 5
$111Avanti West Coast
$31National Express
$75British Airways
Sat
Nov 6
$68Cross Country
$35National Express
$107British Airways
Mon
Nov 8
$82Avanti West Coast
$35National Express
$81British Airways
Tue
Nov 9
$64Avanti West Coast
$33National Express
$76British Airways
Wed
Nov 10
$64Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
$62British Airways

Travel Information to Manchester from Stansted

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $101
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€28) • 6 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $101 (€82) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Travel 149 miles (240 km) by bus, flight or train from Stansted to 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 $35 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Stansted to Manchester.

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Travel from Stansted to Manchester
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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Stansted to Manchester?

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

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

The cheapest way to get from Stansted to Manchester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $35 (€28) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a bus is usually $66 (€54) less than taking a flight to Manchester, which costs on average $101 (€82) for the same trip.

A bus is $40 (€33) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Stansted to Manchester costing on average $75 (€61).

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

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

Other travel options to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by bus can take on average 6 h 35 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 30 min.

What is the distance between Stansted and Manchester?

The distance is approximately 149 miles (240 km) from Stansted to Manchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Manchester is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Stansted, London Stansted Airport and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Stansted to Manchester depart from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Stansted Airport and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can take me from Stansted to Manchester?

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

  • National Express can take you to Manchester by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Stansted to Manchester for $35 (€28).
  • 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 Stansted to Manchester for $101 (€82).
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Stansted to Manchester tickets on Omio for $75 (€61).
Can I travel directly to Manchester from Stansted?

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You'll find direct flights with British Airways.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Stansted to Manchester?
Omio customers who travel from Stansted 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 far in advance should I buy my Stansted to Manchester one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $35 (€28) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $101 (€82) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $75 (€61) one way on average.

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

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey