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London to Manchester

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How to get from London to Manchester?

We are suggesting 19 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:
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  • 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 International Airport, Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, Manchester Coach Station, Manchester Airport Coach Station, Gatwick Airport, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport London Manchester

For your trip from London (England, United Kingdom) to Manchester (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 163 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train London Manchester is a direct bound.
Trains of Virgin Trains to Manchester leave from London Euston railway station in London. Arrival in Manchester will take place at Manchester Piccadilly station (0.3 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line London-Manchester that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of MegaBus or National Express in London. The bus will drop you off at Manchester bus station (0.2 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at London Victoria Coach Station bus station (1.1 mi from London) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Manchester.
The direct flight London > Manchester will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave London and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Heathrow LHR airport, 14.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Manchester (Manchester International airport, IATA code: MAN) operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways or British Airways.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary London-Manchester.

Which carriers to travel between London and Manchester?

Railway companies
Southern Railways provides a rail connection 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)
Virgin Trains transports passengers on a rail line from London to Manchester with the train which leaves London Euston station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
Northern Rail operates the train journey Stockport-Manchester with the train from Stockport railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
East Midlands Trains provides a rail connection from Stockport to Manchester with the train which leaves Stockport station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
First TransPennine Express transports passengers on a rail line Stockport-Manchester with the train from Stockport railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
CrossCountry operates the train journey from Stockport to Manchester with the train which leaves Stockport station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
London Midland provides a rail connection London-Milton Keynes with the train from London Euston railway station (2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Milton Keynes Central at arrival (3 mi from centre)
Arriva Trains Wales transports passengers on a rail line from Stockport to Manchester with the train which leaves Stockport station to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly railway station (England United Kingdom)
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.
Airlines
Biman Bangladesh Airlines 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)
Virgin Atlantic Airways flies on the route from Heathrow LHR airport (located 14.3 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Manchester (serving Manchester International MAN airport)
British 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)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride London-Manchester (163.4 mi)

Stop cities from London or cities to visit near Manchester

When travelling from Manchester to London by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Milton Keynes located at 45 mi from London and 119 mi away from Manchester, Stockport situated at 6 mi from Manchester (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Manchester or back to London, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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