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Journey Information

London, LND to Manchester, MAN coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£17.43
Shortest Duration4h 45m
Trips per day6
Coach lines1
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Price trends for coaches from London to Manchester

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from London to Manchester right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a coach ticket from London to Manchester?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £19.18 was the low point for coach fares from London to Manchester. Coaches from Manchester to London are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £19.18 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 6 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 163 miles (262 kilometers) from London to Manchester. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Manchester. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave London?

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Manchester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London, LND to Manchester, MAN; ticket prices start at £26.20.

What coach companies travel from London to Manchester?

There is one coach company that operates from London to Manchester. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by coach. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express66h 45m£26.95

Where does the coach leave from in London?

London, London, City of has two coach stations with service to Manchester, Manchester:

  • Victoria Coach Station

Where does the coach arrive in Manchester?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Manchester, Manchester:

  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Coach Station

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