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Journey Information

Manchester to London bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€8.45
Shortest Duration3h 50m
Trips per day8
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Manchester to London 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 bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus 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 bus ticket from Manchester to London?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €21.11 was the low point for bus fares from Manchester to London. Buses from London to Manchester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €21.11 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 bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 14 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €9.43 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 163 miles (262 kilometers) from Manchester, MAN to London, LND. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 50 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Because many passengers travel from Manchester to London at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to London, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Manchester?

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 11:00. To see the times for all buses from Manchester to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Manchester to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Manchester to London; ticket prices start at €32.46.

What bus companies travel from Manchester to London?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Manchester, Manchester to London, London, City of. Of these two services, National Express usually offers more choice, with 7 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus65h 0m€21.40
National Express76h 4m€25.52

Where does the bus leave from in Manchester?

Most buses depart from the main station in Manchester, Manchester:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester Airport
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Corporation St

Where does the bus arrive in London?

All buses from Manchester arrive at one main station in London, London, City of:

  • Victoria Coach Station

Price trends for buses from Manchester to London

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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