Manchester to London bus

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Oct 03

Cheapest

9

Average

22

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

04:00PMManchester5h05 09:05PMLondon
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91One-way
05:20PMManchester5h10 10:30PMLondon
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121One-way
02:40PMManchester5h00 07:40PMLondon
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121One-way
01:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h45 07:15PMLondon
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131One-way
01:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 06:20PMLondon
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131One-way

Bus schedule from Manchester to London

Showing buses for tomorrow, Monday, October 3
04:10AMManchester, Coach Station6h40 10:50AMLondon
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04:50AMManchester5h40 10:30AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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04:50AMManchester6h25 11:15AMLondon
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05:20AMManchester, Airport5h10 10:30AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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05:20AMManchester, Airport5h55 11:15AMLondon
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07:10AMManchester4h05 11:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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07:10AMManchester5h00 12:10PMLondon
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07:15AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 12:35PMLondon
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08:30AMManchester, Coach Station5h15 01:45PMLondon
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09:00AMManchester4h05 01:05PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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09:00AMManchester5h00 02:00PMLondon
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09:30AMManchester, Coach Station5h10 02:40PMLondon
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09:50AMManchester5h10 03:00PMLondon
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09:50AMManchester4h45 02:35PMLondon
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10:30AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 03:50PMLondon
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11:30AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 04:50PMLondon
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12:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 05:50PMLondon
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01:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 06:20PMLondon
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01:30PMManchester5h30 07:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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01:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h45 07:15PMLondon
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01:30PMManchester6h15 07:45PMLondon
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02:00PMManchester, Airport5h45 07:45PMLondon
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02:00PMManchester, Airport5h00 07:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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02:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h25 07:55PMLondon
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02:40PMManchester5h00 07:40PMLondon
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03:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 08:50PMLondon
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04:00PMManchester5h05 09:05PMLondon
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04:30PMManchester, Airport4h35 09:05PMLondon
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04:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 09:50PMLondon
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05:20PMManchester5h10 10:30PMLondon
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05:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h00 10:30PMLondon
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06:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h00 11:30PMLondon
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09:00PMManchester, Coach Station7h50 04:50AMLondon
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11:20PMManchester6h05 05:25AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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11:20PMManchester6h45 06:05AMLondon
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11:50PMManchester, Airport6h15 06:05AMLondon
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11:50PMManchester, Airport5h35 05:25AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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Bus times from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Oct 03

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

5 h 27 m

Buses per day

37

Distance

262 km

Of the 37 buses that leave Manchester for London every day 35 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
07:10AMManchester4h05 11:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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331One-way
Fastest
09:00AMManchester4h05 01:05PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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291One-way
2nd Fastest
04:30PMManchester, Airport4h35 09:05PMLondon
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211One-way
09:50AMManchester4h45 02:35PMLondon
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181One-way
06:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h00 11:30PMLondon
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131One-way

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to London

distanceDistance261 km
durationAverage coach duration5 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price€16 (€16)
frequencyCoach frequency6 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 6 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus

Coaches from Manchester to London cover the 261 km long trip taking on average 5 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus. Normally, there are 6 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as €8, but the average price of coach tickets is €16.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Manchester to London

For as little as €8 you can travel by coach between Manchester and London with National Express and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

National Express
FlixBus

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - London coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    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.

    FlixBus from Manchester to London coach information:

    • Average Duration: 5 h 16 min
    • FlixBus frequency: 6 a day

    Travelling by Coach from Manchester to London

    Coaches from Manchester to London are run by National Express and run on average once an hour during the weekdays. Most coaches are direct and take around 5hrs to arrive into London.

    Know before you go:

    • Coaches from Manchester to London are run by National Express.
    • The average journey duration is 5hrs long, although some journeys can take up to 6hrs to complete.
    • Coaches run from Manchester to London from just past 05:30 until 23:55, although times may vary.
    • 1 coach run per hour throughout the day, later in the evening, or early in the morning, this may decrease.
    • Coaches depart from Manchester Coach station and arrive into London Victoria Coach Station.

    Cheapest Days to Travel by Coach

    The table below displays the cheapest days to travel throughout the week by coach, on average, across the U.K. You can save yourself almost £10 by booking to travel on a Tuesday instead of the most expensive day, Friday. In general, to travel during the week is cheaper, although a Sunday is also a cheaper day to travel by bus.


    Tips for Booking Cheap Coaches from Manchester to London

    • To get the best price it's important to book at least one week in advance, the further in advance the better.
    • The cheapest day to book is a Tuesday, Friday is the most expensive day to travel.
    • The cheapest time of day to travel is either first thing in the morning or last in the evening.

    Coach Station Information and Getting to the City Centre

    Departing from Manchester: Buses depart from Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station which is located just ten minutes walk from both the city's Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Cathedral. The bus station is also close to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station. First Bus operates regular, local tram and bus services, including a night bus service throughout the week to and from the city centre. Taxi ranks are located outside the station. Manchester Coach Station is open 24hrs a day and the ticket office is open from 08:45 - 18:00, on Sundays the ticket office opens an hour later. There are many facilities at the coach station, including places to buy refreshments, charging points, cash points and a car park.

    Arriving in London: Coaches from Manchester to London arrive at Victoria Coach Station in the southwest of London, close to Westminster on Buckingham Palace Road. Underground lines close to the coach station include the District & Circle Lines or the Victoria Line. There are also many local buses to many areas around London. Victoria coach terminal closes at 01:00 and opens again at 05:00. There are refreshments, cash machines and a left luggage office.

    Travel Tips: Bus to London from Manchester

    Travel Tips: Take the bus 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
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach from Manchester to London for the next 7 days starting from €8  one way.
    If you are looking to book your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to London coach to cost on average €16  one way.
    The distance to London from Manchester by coach is approximately 261 km.
    On average the Manchester to London coach time is 5 h 5 min  covering the 261 km long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    For the trip from Manchester to London you can take a coach with National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services to London from Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 6 direct coaches per day from Manchester to London with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your coach ticket.
    On average, there are 6 coaches a day from Manchester to London. The coach times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest coach for this journey departs from Manchester at 05: 40. The last coach leaves from Manchester at 22: 50. Check Omio for the latest coach schedule from Manchester to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    The price of a one way coach ticket from Manchester to London is on average €16 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this journey. In general, you can find coach tickets to London from Manchester available a few months in advance.

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