How to get from Manchester to London by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Manchester to London is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Available travel modes||Coach|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus|
Travel 261 km by coach to London from Manchester. Megabus is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Manchester to London.
There are a number of ways to get from Manchester to London, including flying, taking the bus or the train. Though flying offers the quickest journey time, after factoring in journey and waiting times, trains and buses are both convenient options, taking just a few hours longer and arriving into Central London. Trains arrive at Euston Station, buses at London Victoria and flights into Heathrow Airport.
There are two operators that run bus services from Manchester to London. Flixbus operates 12 direct services per day from Shudehill Interchange to London Victoria with the first bus just after 3:00 a.m. and the last leaving before midnight. National Express also runs 12 services per day from Manchester Coach Station to London Victoria between 4:30 a.m. and just before midnight. The journey takes roughly between four and six hours.
There are 3 - 4 trains per hour from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston, with the first service leaving Manchester just after 5:00 a.m. The service is operated by Virgin Trains and the journey takes between two and just over three hours, depending on whether it is direct, or with one change.
There are approximately thirteen direct flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow operated by British Airways and Virgin Little Red. It takes roughly an hour to fly between the two cities.
You can travel by train, coach or flight for as low as €7 (€7). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned travel providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional travel across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern travel journeys to London from Manchester. There is only one class option on Northern travel: Standard.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel provider operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel from Manchester to London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Known as a full-service global airline, BA offers low fares year-round to destinations around the globe and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. BA is also the second largest airline based in the UK in terms of its fleet size and number of passengers carried.
You can get from Manchester to London by coach.
The fastest way to travel from Manchester to London is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.
The distance from Manchester to London is approximately 261 km.
The average frequency per day from Manchester to London is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Manchester to London as scheduled services by coach can vary by season or day of the week.
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Yes, there is a direct service from Manchester to London:
Direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.
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