Manchester to London bus

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Feb 08

Cheapest

8

Average

10

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

Cheapest
10:05AMManchester, Airport5h40 03:45PMLondon
0 transfers
81One-way
2nd Cheapest
01:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h50 07:20PMLondon
0 transfers
91One-way
12:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 05:20PMLondon
0 transfers
121One-way
09:45AMManchester, Coach Station5h30 03:15PMLondon
0 transfers
121One-way
04:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 09:50PMLondon
0 transfers
121One-way

Bus schedule from Manchester to London

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8
02:55AMManchester, Airport4h10 07:05AMLondon
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04:10AMManchester, Coach Station6h40 10:50AMLondon
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04:50AMManchester6h25 11:15AMLondon
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04:50AMManchester5h40 10:30AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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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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06:45AMManchester, Coach Station5h30 12:15PMLondon
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07:10AMManchester4h50 12:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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07:10AMManchester5h40 12:50PMLondon
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08:30AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 01:50PMLondon
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09:35AMManchester6h10 03:45PMLondon
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09:35AMManchester5h25 03:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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09:45AMManchester, Coach Station5h30 03:15PMLondon
0 transfers
10:00AMManchester, Coach Station6h15 04:15PMLondon
1 transfer
10:05AMManchester, Airport5h40 03:45PMLondon
0 transfers
10:05AMManchester, Airport4h55 03:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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11:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 04:20PMLondon
0 transfers
12:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 05:20PMLondon
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01:30PMManchester5h40 07:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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01:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h50 07:20PMLondon
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01:30PMManchester6h30 08:00PMLondon
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02:00PMManchester, Airport5h10 07:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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02:00PMManchester, Airport6h00 08:00PMLondon
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02:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h25 07:55PMLondon
0 transfers
03:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h10 08:10PMLondon
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03:15PMManchester, Coach Station5h55 09:10PMLondon
1 transfer
04:00PMManchester5h05 09:05PMLondon
0 transfers
04:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 09:50PMLondon
0 transfers
04:30PMManchester, Airport4h35 09:05PMLondon
0 transfers
05:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h00 10:30PMLondon
0 transfers
06:15PMManchester, Coach Station5h05 11:20PMLondon
0 transfers
09:00PMManchester, Coach Station7h45 04:45AMLondon
2 transfers
11:20PMManchester6h05 05:25AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 transfers
11:20PMManchester6h45 06:05AMLondon
0 transfers
11:50PMManchester, Airport6h15 06:05AMLondon
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11:50PMManchester, Airport5h35 05:25AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 transfers

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Bus times from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Feb 08

Fastest Journey

4 h 10 m

Average

4 h 22 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

262 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Manchester for London every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
02:55AMManchester, Airport4h10 07:05AMLondon
0 transfers
211One-way
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04:30PMManchester, Airport4h35 09:05PMLondon
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211One-way

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to London

distanceDistance261 km
durationAverage coach duration4 h 50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price€10 (€10)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus

Coaches from Manchester to London cover the 261 km long route taking on average 4 h 50 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around €10, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as €7.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Manchester to London

You can travel by coach from Manchester to London with National Express and FlixBus for as low as €7. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

National Express
FlixBus

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 from Manchester to 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.

      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 journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach to London from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from €7  one way.
      If you are looking to purchase your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to London coach to cost on average €10  one way.
      The Manchester to London coach distance is approximately 261 km.
      The coach time to London from Manchester is on average 4 h 50 min  for the 261 km long journey, but the time it takes to go from Manchester to London by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
      If you're looking for coaches from Manchester to London, you can rely on National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Flixbus to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Manchester to London trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
      Yes, you can find a direct coach from Manchester to London with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
      If you purchase a coach ticket to London from Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average €10 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Manchester and London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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