London to Manchester bus

Cheap bus tickets from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Dec 04

Cheapest

12

Average

22

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from London to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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08:00AMLondon5h00 01:00PMManchester
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121One-way
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09:00AMLondon5h00 02:00PMManchester
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131One-way
07:00PMLondon6h15 01:15AMManchester
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131One-way
10:00AMLondon6h50 04:50PMManchester
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131One-way
07:00PMLondon5h45 12:45AMManchester, Airport
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141One-way

Bus schedule from London to Manchester

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12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h50 06:00AMManchester
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12:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h25 05:35AMManchester, Airport
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07:00AMLondon5h05 12:05PMManchester, Coach Station
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08:00AMLondon4h30 12:30PMManchester, Airport
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08:00AMLondon5h00 01:00PMManchester
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08:00AMLondon5h35 01:35PMManchester, Coach Station
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09:00AMLondon5h00 02:00PMManchester
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09:00AMLondon4h20 01:20PMManchester
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09:00AMLondon5h15 02:15PMManchester, Coach Station
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09:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h15 02:00PMManchester
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10:00AMLondon5h20 03:20PMManchester, Coach Station
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10:00AMLondon6h50 04:50PMManchester
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10:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 36h05 04:50PMManchester
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11:00AMLondon5h20 04:20PMManchester, Coach Station
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11:30AMLondon5h10 04:40PMManchester
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12:00PMLondon5h25 05:25PMManchester, Coach Station
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01:00PMLondon5h20 06:20PMManchester, Coach Station
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01:00PMLondon6h30 07:30PMManchester
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01:50PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h40 07:30PMManchester
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02:00PMLondon5h15 07:15PMManchester, Coach Station
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02:30PMLondon5h10 07:40PMManchester
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03:00PMLondon5h10 08:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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03:30PMLondon6h15 09:45PMManchester
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04:00PMLondon5h10 09:10PMManchester, Coach Station
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04:20PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h25 09:45PMManchester
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05:00PMLondon4h55 09:55PMManchester, Coach Station
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05:30PMLondon5h20 10:50PMManchester
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05:50PMLondon5h00 10:50PMManchester
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06:00PMLondon5h05 11:05PMManchester, Coach Station
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07:00PMLondon4h59 11:59PMManchester, Coach Station
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07:00PMLondon6h15 01:15AMManchester
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07:00PMLondon5h45 12:45AMManchester, Airport
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07:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h05 12:45AMManchester, Airport
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07:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h35 01:15AMManchester
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08:00PMLondon4h40 12:40AMManchester, Coach Station
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10:30PMLondon4h15 02:45AMManchester
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10:30PMLondon3h50 02:20AMManchester, Airport
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11:30PMLondon6h05 05:35AMManchester, Airport
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11:30PMLondon6h25 05:55AMManchester, Coach Station
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11:30PMLondon6h30 06:00AMManchester
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Bus times from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Dec 04

Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Average

5 h 21 m

Buses per day

40

Distance

262 km

Of the 40 buses that leave London for Manchester every day 40 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
10:30PMLondon3h50 02:20AMManchester, Airport
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301One-way
09:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 34h15 02:00PMManchester
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211One-way
10:30PMLondon4h15 02:45AMManchester
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271One-way
09:00AMLondon4h20 01:20PMManchester
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241One-way
08:00AMLondon4h30 12:30PMManchester, Airport
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191One-way

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Overview: Coach from London to Manchester

distanceDistance261 km
durationAverage coach duration4 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price€9 (€9)
frequencyCoach frequency8 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 7 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, National Express, DoggioBus, Megabus or Infobus

Coaches from London to Manchester cover the 261 km long journey taking on average 4 h 15 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, National Express, DoggioBus, Megabus or Infobus. Normally, there are 8 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around €9, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as €5. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus London to Manchester

Buy your official National Express and FlixBus coach tickets to Manchester from London from €5 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

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National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach to Manchester from London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    London to Manchester coach information with FlixBus:

    • Average Duration: 5 h 16 min
    • Average Price: €5
    • FlixBus frequency: 5 a day

    Buses from London to Manchester

    There are plenty of buses to choose from when planning your journey from London to Manchester. The buses leave frequently throughout the day, almost every half an hour and sometimes with multiple buses departing at the same time in different stations. There are also a variety of destination bus stations to choose from, making it easier for you to plan your journey. The bus journey from London to Manchester can take between 3h50 and 6h30, giving you plenty of time to read the on-board magazine. Tickets are generally affordable and there are both direct and stop over buses available, and they operate every day of the week and you can find them on the Omio website.

    London to Manchester Bus Time: Daily Departures

    The first bus from London to Manchester departs at 07.00 a.m. and there are departures throughout the day from the various stations right up to 00:10 a.m. The last bus takes about five hours and gets you there in the early morning. Buses are very regular throughout the day, leaving every half an hour, and sometimes with multiple buses leaving from different coach and bus stations in London at the same time.

    How long is the journey by bus from London to Manchester?

    On average, the bus journey from London to Manchester takes about 5 hours, but there are both faster and slower options to consider. The fastest bus to Manchester from London takes about 3 hours 50 minutes and it is operated by Megabus, departing from London Victoria Coach Station, and arriving at Manchester Airport coach station. The slowest bus available is operated by National Express and departs London Victoria Coach station and arrives into Manchester Shudehill Interchange station.

    Bus from London to Manchester: man on a coach from London. Source: Shutterstock

    What is/are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Manchester?

    Departure bus station: There are a couple of departure bus stations to choose from when departing London and travelling to Manchester. London Heathrow Coach station is located within terminals 1, 2, and 3 and it is maintained by National Express. It is about 16 miles from the city centre, and it has waiting facilities, toilets, baby changing facilities and a car park. You can find a newsagent, a coffee shop and ATMs and cash points as well as payphones should you need them. The other departure station is London Victoria Coach station which is also operated by National Express. It is about 2 miles from the city centre and it also has toilets, waiting facilities and a coffee shop where you can relax. You can buy snacks or newspapers at the newsagent and there are cashpoints and payphones to use in the station.

    Arrival bus station: There are four choices of arrival bus stations to choose from when travelling to Manchester from London. Manchester Airport is about 9 miles from the city centre and it offers ticket machines, and baby changing facilities, as well as the Metrolink to get you into the city. Manchester Victoria Station is less than a mile from the city centre when walking, and is only a short taxi journey away. It has toilets, a café, and luggage trolleys to use but it does not have baby changing facilities. Manchester Coach Station is less than a mile from the city centre as well, and there are taxis that can take you there if you do not want to walk. It has toilets, a newsagent, restaurant where you can buy food, and it has charging points should you need it. It is operated by National Express. Finally, Shudehill Interchange is less than a mile from the city centre, easily walkable, with taxis available to get you thee in about 15 minutes. It has toilets, a newsagent, a travel shop, and it has access to the Metro link too.

    Which bus companies travel from London to Manchester?

    National Express and Megabus are the providers for the buses from London to Manchester, and they offer plenty of direct and indirect routes, at competitive prices. Both offer journeys throughout the day, and have plenty of departure stations and departure times to choose from, meaning that you can find great, cheap bus tickets from London to Manchester.

    Megabus buses from London to Manchester

    Megabus offer the fastest bus on this route, travelling from London to Manchester in about 3 hours and 50 minutes. The route departs London Victoria Coach Station and arrives in to Manchester Airport. Megabus offers direct and 1 stop routes, and affordable prices that give you greater flexibility when it comes to planning your journey.

    National Express buses from London to Manchester

    On average, the National Express bus takes about 5 hours, and it is generally slower than the Megabus when travelling to Manchester from London. It offers a one stop route that stops over in Birmingham, but it takes longer and is more expensive than the usual direct ticket.

    Bus London to Manchester: Services on Board

    Megabus guarantee you a seat if you reserve your ticket in advance, and there are extra leg room options available. Wifi is free and available to all guests on board, and there are charging points on the seats to make sure that you have the most enjoyable journey possible. You can bring up to 20kg of luggage on board, and there are toilets and air conditioning installed. There is even a coach tracker so you can keep up-to-date with your travel route. National Express allows you to bring up to two 20kg bags on board as well as hand luggage. Wifi is free and available, and when you reserve your ticket, you are guaranteed your seat. Seats are spacious and comfortable and National Express offers an eco-friendly way to travel by bus due to their commitment to providing greener travel.

    How to find cheap bus tickets from London to Manchester?

    There are a few ways to ensure that you get the best deals when it comes to cheap tickets from London to Manchester. Firstly, we recommend that you try to book your tickets in advance, as this often costs less than if you book your ticket on the same day, or just as you arrive at the coach station. Secondly, if you are flexible about when you depart and when you arrive, you will have more options to consider when it comes to booking your tickets. This means that you can find the best deals out there. Finally, we recommend that you consider taking the slower routes, especially if they require a connection, as they can sometimes be cheaper overall as people pay more to have direct, faster journeys.

    Bus from London to Manchester: Castlefield area in Manchester. Source: Shutterstock

    To Manchester by bus—travel tips

    Manchester is a vibrant city that is truly worth checking out, especially if you have a few hours to yourself. For the sports fan, Manchester is home to two of the biggest football clubs in the world, and it would not be a trip to Manchester without visiting Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium. You may also be interested in the National Football Museum where you can easily spend a few hours learning about the history of the beautiful game!

    For those that are more interested in art or engineering, then we recommend a visit to the Manchester Art gallery, or the Industry Museum, as you can find some truly fascinating things there. If you would like to go shopping during your time in Manchester then you should head to the high street, where you will find all of the latest shops and plenty of cool places to grab a drink. The Manchester Arndale shopping mall is another great place to go shopping. Overall, Manchester has plenty to see and do and is well worth a visit, regardless of whether you are travelling for business or for leasure.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Manchester from London

    Travel Tips: Take the bus to Manchester 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 London to Manchester.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between London and Manchester for as low as €5  for the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Manchester coach to cost on average €9  one way.
    The London to Manchester coach distance is approximately 261 km.
    While the time it takes to travel 261 km to Manchester from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from London to Manchester is on average 4 h 15 min.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Manchester, Coach Station.

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their coaches from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester, Coach Station and need to travel around 0.2 miles (343 m) from this coach station to the city centre.

    Take the London to Manchester coach with Flixbus, National Express, DoggioBus, Megabus or Infobus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip between London and Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 7 direct coaches per day to Manchester from London, and you can find a direct coach for this journey with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    The average number of coaches departing London for Manchester is 8 a day. The coach schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    If you prefer early morning coaches from London to Manchester, the first coach leaves at 08: 00. If you prefer late night coaches from London to Manchester, the last coach of the day leaves at 18: 00. Omio shows you the latest coach from London to Manchester times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    If you purchase London to Manchester coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average €9. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches between London and Manchester. Look out for coach tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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