How to travel from Stansted to Manchester

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from Stansted to Manchester

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

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To get from Stansted to Manchester on Aug 18 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:53PMStansted Mountfitchet4h11 06:04PMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers
691One-way
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05:20PMLondon, Stansted Airport6h25 11:45PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
601One-way
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08:53AMStansted Mountfitchet4h11 01:04PMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers
691One-way
09:53AMStansted Mountfitchet4h14 02:07PMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers
691One-way
10:53AMStansted Mountfitchet4h15 03:08PMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers
691One-way

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Travel Information from Stansted to Manchester

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $124
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $38 (€35) • 6 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $124 (€116) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 149 miles (240 km) between Stansted and 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 $38 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Stansted to Manchester.

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You can travel from Stansted to Manchester 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Stansted to Manchester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $38 (€35) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A bus is $87 (€81) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Stansted to Manchester costing on average $124 (€116).

Taking a bus is about $48 (€44) less than taking a train, which costs on average $86 (€80) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Stansted 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, going by bus can take 6 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 47 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Manchester is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 25 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Stansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station to Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Stansted Airport and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • You can take a bus from Stansted to Manchester with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $38 (€35) with National Express from Stansted to Manchester.
  • You can take a flight from Stansted to Manchester with British Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for $124 (€116) with British Airways from Stansted to Manchester.
  • You can go to Manchester from Stansted by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for $86 (€80) with Avanti West Coast from Stansted to Manchester on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with with 1 direct bus per day.

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 to Manchester from Stansted.

Your trip from Stansted to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Stansted to Manchester tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $38 (€35) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $124 (€116) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $86 (€80) one way.

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.

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