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London to Manchester

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1 suggested route to go from London to Manchester by flight, train, car, bus

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Trip London Manchester

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance163 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from London to Manchester?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip London Manchester. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
  • Sort results depending on the mode of transportation (train, bus, carpooling, plane).
  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey London Manchester by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
  • Locate cities of London and Manchester on a map as well as the route London Manchester and the different connecting points (Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, Manchester Coach Station, Manchester Airport Coach Station, Manchester International Airport, London Euston Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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Which carriers to travel between London and Manchester?

Railway companies
Chiltern Railways provides a rail connection London-Birmingham with the train from London Marylebone railway station (2.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Birmingham Moor Street at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on the rail lines from London to Birmingham with the train which leaves Stansted Airport station to arrive at Birmingham New Street railway station (England United Kingdom) and Birmingham-Manchester with the train from Birmingham International railway station (8.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
East Midlands Trains operates the train journeys from London to Sheffield with the train which leaves London St Pancras station to arrive at Sheffield railway station (England United Kingdom) and Sheffield-Manchester with the train from Sheffield railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express provides a rail connection from Sheffield to Manchester with the train which leaves Sheffield station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
Northern Rail transports passengers on a rail line Sheffield-Manchester with the train from Sheffield railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
Virgin Trains operates the train journey from London to Manchester with the train which leaves London Euston station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
London Midland provides a rail connection London-Birmingham with the train from London Euston railway station (2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Birmingham International at arrival (8.1 mi from centre)
Arriva Trains Wales transports passengers on a rail line from Birmingham to Manchester with the train which leaves Birmingham International station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
Southern Railways operates the train journey London-Milton Keynes with the train West London from Balham railway station (4.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Milton Keynes Central at arrival (3 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of London Victoria Coach Station in London and to the one of Manchester (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of London (serving London Victoria Coach Station bus station at 1.1 mi from centre) and the city of Manchester where the coach will drop you off at Manchester station situated at about 0.2 mi from Manchester city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride London-Manchester (163.4 mi)
Airlines
British Airways carries out a flight from Heathrow LHR airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of London to Manchester (arrival at Manchester International MAN airport)
Biman Bangladesh Airlines flies on the route from Heathrow LHR airport (located 14.3 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Manchester (serving Manchester International MAN airport)
Virgin Atlantic Airways schedules the flight from Heathrow LHR airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of London to Manchester (arrival at Manchester International MAN airport)

All modes of transport London-Manchester

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

London to Manchester bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between London and Manchester.

Departure bus stations in London

Remember to arrive at the bus station in London at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. The name of the destination 'Manchester' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of MegaBus or National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • London Victoria Coach Station

Bus stops at arrival in Manchester

As soon as the coach stops at Manchester, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Manchester

Coach companies on the London Manchester trip

The coach route London Manchester is operated without changes by the bus companies National Express and MegaBus.

National Express London ManchesterMegaBus London Manchester

You may still have doubts to get to Manchester by bus. To encourage you to take the bus to Manchester, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • Travelling by bus is more environmentally friendly than the use of one's personal car because of the modernization of MegaBus or National Express coach fleets. Running a bus doesn't require building other infrastructures either: the road London Manchester is already built and shared by others.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 163 mi trip.
  • The modern buses that you take from London to Manchester are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

Cheap flights from London to Manchester

Departure airport in London

  • LHR Heathrow

Arrival airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Which airlines operate the London to Manchester flights ?

We count 3 airlines to schedule a direct service between the airport of London and the one of Manchester: British Airways, Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
British Airways London ManchesterBiman Bangladesh Airlines London ManchesterVirgin Atlantic Airways London Manchester

To help you find cheaper flights to fly to Manchester, we wanted to give you a few pieces of advice:

  • It is often cheaper to fly the London-Manchester route on connected flights.
  • Prefer flying to Manchester on a weekday (Monday to Thursday) and be flexible. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.

Carpool from London to Manchester

When you are about to book a London-Manchester ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for London-Manchester rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Manchester.

Train London to Manchester

London Manchester railways companies

The train company that operates this journey is Virgin Trains.
Virgin Trains London Manchester

Is there a direct train for the London-Manchester route?

Yes, it is possible to go from London to Manchester by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Manchester and there may be fewer direct trains from London on certain days. To find the cheapest London-Manchester train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity Train London Manchester

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the London-Manchester route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Departure train stations in London

  • London Marylebone
  • Stansted Airport
  • London St Pancras
  • London Euston
  • Balham

Arrival train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

 
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