Manchester to London

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Trip Manchester London

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

How to go from Manchester to London ?

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Manchester to London? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling, flights and trains in a single search. Simply enter your travel date to London and Vivanoda does the rest. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Manchester - London offer that suits you best.

To travel from Manchester, flights, trains, carpooling or buses of National Express, CrossCountry, London Midland, Blablacar, British Airways, Southern Railways, Chiltern Railways and Virgin Trains will carry you to London.

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and London?

Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of London Victoria Coach Station (England United Kingdom)
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of London where the coach will drop you off at London Victoria Coach Station station situated at about 1.1 mi from London city centre.
Railway companies
Southern Railways provides a rail connection Milton Keynes-London with the train West London from Milton Keynes Central railway station (3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Balham at arrival (4.1 mi from centre)
Virgin Trains transports passengers on a rail line from Manchester to London with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at London Euston railway station (England United Kingdom)
CrossCountry operates the train journeys Manchester-Birmingham with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Birmingham International at arrival (8.1 mi from centre) and from Birmingham to London with the train which leaves Birmingham New Street station to arrive at Stansted Airport railway station (England United Kingdom)
Chiltern Railways provides a rail connection Birmingham-London with the train from Birmingham Moor Street railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of London Marylebone at arrival (2.2 mi from centre)
London Midland transports passengers on a rail line from Birmingham to London with the train which leaves Birmingham International station to arrive at London Euston railway station (England United Kingdom)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-London (163.4 mi)
British Airways carries out a flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to London (arrival at Gatwick LGW airport)
Virgin Atlantic Airways flies on the route from Manchester International MAN airport (located 9.3 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom) to London (serving Heathrow LHR airport)

All modes of transport Manchester-London

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

Carpool from Manchester to London

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-London rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is more a lastminute solution to go to London.

Before you book your Manchester-London ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. To avoid any money chats with the drivers, you pay your ride online.

Cheap flights from Manchester to London

Which airlines operate the Manchester to London flights ?

You can choose between 2 airlines to travel by plane on this route: British Airways or Virgin Atlantic Airways.
British Airways Manchester LondonVirgin Atlantic Airways Manchester London

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Arrival airport in London

  • LGW Gatwick
  • LHR Heathrow

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

  • Avoid weekends to fly to London and be flexible. Fares are different whether the flight is scheduled early in the morning or late in the evening. It is thus recommended to have an important degree of flexibility.
  • Despite a longer time of travel, the Manchester-London route should be cheaper with connected flights.

Manchester to London bus

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

Coach companies on the Manchester London trip

MegaBus and National Express are the coach companies operating the bus line Manchester London with direct service.

MegaBus Manchester LondonNational Express Manchester London

Bus stops in Manchester

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Manchester at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'London' must be mentioned. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Arrival bus stations in London

In London, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • London Victoria Coach Station

Going by bus from Manchester to London may not be so obvious to you. To encourage you to take the bus to London, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • Almost all coaches are equipped with a WiFi connection, which is very welcome to travel the 163 mi of the trip.
  • These are professional drivers who will drive you to London safely and confidently.
  • You will travel from Manchester to London on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.

Train Manchester to London

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

Yes, the Manchester to London route is served by a direct train. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to London and there may be fewer direct trains from Manchester on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-London train ticket on Vivanoda.

Manchester London train companies

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

Intercity Train Manchester London

The railway station bewteen Manchester and London are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in London

  • Balham
  • Stansted Airport
  • London Marylebone
  • London Euston

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