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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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How to travel from London to Manchester ?

Trip London Manchester

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

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from London to Manchester? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for flights, trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Manchester from London Just enter your travel dates to Manchester then Vivanoda will do the rest. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the London - Manchester offer that suits you best.

To travel from London, flights, trains, carpooling or buses of National Express, Blablacar, CrossCountry, Arriva Trains Wales, East Midlands Trains, MegaBus, Virgin Trains and Northern Rail will carry you to 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

If you are looking for a bus service from London to Manchester, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

You may still have doubts to get to Manchester by bus. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Manchester.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between London and Manchester to offer cheaper fares.
  • 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.
  • The coaches operating the London Manchester line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.
  • The modern buses that you take from London to Manchester are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

Which coach companies to travel between London and Manchester?

The bus service between the city of London and Manchester is operating by multiple coach companies: National Express and MegaBus.

National Express London ManchesterMegaBus London Manchester

Departure bus stations in London

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in London from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. In general, the destination 'Manchester' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of MegaBus or National Express, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • London Victoria Coach Station

Bus stops at arrival in Manchester

Once the bus has arrived at Manchester, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • Manchester

Train London to Manchester

Is it possible to go directly by train from London to Manchester?

Yes, the London to Manchester route is served by a direct train. 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.

London Manchester train companies

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

Railway stations from London

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

Railway stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Cheap flights from London to Manchester

Here's a few tips that can be useful to help you get the best deals to fly from London to Manchester:

  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the London Manchester flight as prices should be very high. This is one of the most important rule in airline industry: leisure travellers who are keen to pay less book early; business travelles are keen to pay more but book late.
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Manchester. 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.

Which airlines fly from London to Manchester ?

British Airways, Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways carry out a direct flight from London to the airport of Manchester, United Kingdom.
British Airways London ManchesterBiman Bangladesh Airlines London ManchesterVirgin Atlantic Airways London Manchester

Departure airport in London

  • LHR Heathrow

Destination airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Carpool from London to Manchester

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a London-Manchester ride. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. So, you have more probabilities to find London-Manchester rides five days before your date of travel than three months. Good option for lastminute stay in Manchester!

Before you book your London-Manchester ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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