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

Cheapest price$9.73
Shortest Duration3h 50m
Trips per day14
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from London, LND to Manchester, MAN cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from London to Manchester were $10.83.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from London to Manchester is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $9.18 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from London, LND to Manchester, MAN?

The distance between London and Manchester is approximately 162.88 miles, or 262.07 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from London to Manchester?

The busiest time of the week for travel from London, LND to Manchester, MAN by bus is usually on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Monday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from London to Manchester?

On average there are 14 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from London, LND to Manchester, MAN, with an average of 10.182 trips per day and 56 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from London to Manchester. Of the 14 trips there are 9 trips that are direct connections to Manchester.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from London, LND to Manchester, MAN start at $32.73.

2 carriers offer London, LND to Manchester, MAN bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from London to Manchester from $7.09. There are 10.5 trips per day offered by Megabus from London to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $11.47 for a Megabus ticket to Manchester. In London, Megabus departs to Manchester from Victoria Coach Station, In Manchester, Megabus arrives at Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Megabus from London to Manchester takes 5 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Manchester in 3 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 15 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $11.05 for a weekend trip to Manchester.

Avg. Time
5h 2m
Avg. Price
$11.47

National Express

Book National Express from London to Manchester from $8.96. There are 10.181818 trips per day offered by National Express from London to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $21.56 for a National Express ticket to Manchester. In London, National Express departs to Manchester from Victoria Coach Station and 6 other stations. In Manchester, National Express arrives at Manchester Coach Station and 4 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from London to Manchester takes 6 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Manchester in 3 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $23.33 for a weekend trip to Manchester.

Avg. Time
6h 37m
Avg. Price
$21.56
There are 7 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Manchester will depart from these stations in London:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Finchley Rd & Frognal
  • Whitechapel Station Royal London Hospital (Stop B)
  • High Rd
  • 235 Finchley Rd
  • Golders Green
  • 265a New Cross Rd
Buses arrive in Manchester at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Manchester for trips arriving from London:
  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Broadway
  • Corporation St
  • Failsworth
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)

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