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Train
Bus
Flight
Thu
Jul 18
103 Virgin Trains
14 National Express
312 British Airways
Fri
Jul 19
83 Virgin Trains
15 National Express
221 British Airways
Sat
Jul 20
34 Virgin Trains
14 National Express
288 Aurigny Air Services
Sun
Jul 21
48 Virgin Trains
14 National Express
98 BA Cityflyer
Mon
Jul 22
103 Virgin Trains
12 National Express
146 British Airways
Tue
Jul 23
48 Virgin Trains
8 National Express
180 British Airways
Wed
Jul 24
103 Virgin Trains
10 National Express
180 British Airways
Thu
Jul 25
103 Virgin Trains
10 National Express
180 British Airways
Fri
Jul 26
74 Virgin Trains
10 National Express
117 British Airways
Sat
Jul 27
42 Virgin Trains
12 National Express
262 British Airways
Sun
Jul 28
48 Virgin Trains
12 National Express
112 BA Cityflyer
Mon
Jul 29
83 Virgin Trains
12 National Express
118 British Airways
Tue
Jul 30
103 Virgin Trains
8 National Express
117 British Airways
Wed
Jul 31
66 Virgin Trains
8 National Express
117 British Airways
Thu
Aug 1
103 Virgin Trains
8 National Express
89 British Airways
Fri
Aug 2
48 Virgin Trains
8 National Express
89 British Airways
Sat
Aug 3
42 Virgin Trains
10 National Express
222 British Airways
Sun
Aug 4
103 Virgin Trains
10 National Express
84 BA Cityflyer
Mon
Aug 5
83 Virgin Trains
10 National Express
89 British Airways
Tue
Aug 6
83 Virgin Trains
8 National Express
88 British Airways

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Journey Summary

Manchester to London Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 24 minutes
Coach Ticket Price:8
Buses depart from:Manchester
Bus arrives in:London
Distance:262 km
BusBus Companies:National Express

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.

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Best fares for buses from Manchester to London

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Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
12:155h 30m17:45
ManchesterLondon
Sat, Jul 20
Bus
National Express
13:005h 20m18:20
ManchesterLondon
Fastest Buses from Manchester to London by duration
Fri, Aug 2
Bus
National Express
18:154h 20m22:35
ManchesterLondon
Wed, Aug 7
Bus
National Express
17:004h 20m21:20
ManchesterLondon
Tue, Aug 20
Bus
National Express
17:004h 20m21:20
ManchesterLondon
Return Journeys for Buses from London to Manchester
Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
13:307h20:30
LondonManchester
Sat, Jul 20
Bus
National Express
12:305h 25m17:55
LondonManchester
Sun, Jul 21
Bus
National Express
05:006h11:00
LondonManchester

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
London
BusManchester (Coach Station)

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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