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London - Manchester bus information

London Manchester bus map

Bus Time 5h06m
Origin London, England
Destination Manchester, England
Distance 163 Miles
Cheapest bus fare: from £5.50
Bus operators: National Express, Megabus

Which bus company can I use?

Several operators provide bus tickets from London (England) to Manchester (England): National Express, Megabus. The bus services on board as well as the luggage policies will change for each operator.

What is the price of a coach ticket for this journey?

The starting price found to travel in the next 30 days for your coach is £5.50. This fare, based on a standard fare without a coachcard, can vary depending when you want to travel and how much time in advance you book your ticket to Manchester from London.

How far is it by bus?

You will need on average 5h06m to travel by bus from London to Manchester which are 163 miles away from each other. Even if bus services are often much longer than trains or flights, they remain most of the time the least expensive solution for your journey.

Best prices for bus tickets London - Manchester

from £6.00 MORE 5h34m
from £5.50 MORE 5h15m
Other modes of transport available
Train
from £18.50 MORE 2h14m
Flights
from £50.69 MORE 8h45m

Prices calendar to travel between London and Manchester

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from London to Manchester by coach, train, carsharing and flights.

  july september   august
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
19
20
21
22
23

Megabus£18

National Express£29

Loco2£52

24

Megabus£13

National Express£26

Loco2£41

25

Megabus£13

National Express£25

Loco2£37

26

Megabus£13

National Express£18

Loco2£29

27

Megabus£15

National Express£16

Loco2--

28

Megabus£9

National Express£11

Loco2£29

29

Megabus£9

National Express£12

Loco2£29

30

Megabus£8

National Express£12

Loco2£34

31
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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Bus times London - Manchester

Leaving today? Here are the next bus services to Manchester

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
London , Victoria Coach Station
15:30
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
20:20
4h50m Megabus
London , Victoria Coach Station
17:00
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
23:10
6h10m Megabus
London , Victoria Coach Station
18:00
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
23:10
5h10m Megabus
London , Victoria Coach Station
19:30
Manchester , Corporation Street, Stop Ns
23:50
4h20m Megabus
London , Victoria Coach Station
22:30
Manchester , Corporation Street, Stop Ns
02:40
4h10m Megabus
London , Victoria Coach Station
23:59
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
05:05
5h06m Megabus
Tomorrow
London , Victoria Coach Station
01:00
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
07:05
6h05m Megabus
London victoria coach station
06:00
Manchester coach station, chorlton st
12:00
6h00m National Express
London victoria coach station
07:30
Manchester coach station, chorlton st
12:15
4h45m National Express
London victoria coach station
08:00
Manchester coach station, chorlton st
13:55
5h55m National Express
See more departures +

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 bus departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 18 services are being operated today and 21 tomorrow. The first bus London to Manchester departs at 07:30. The last one leaves at 23:59. Coach companies may adapt the first and last departure hours depending on which day you're travelling as well as if you're travelling during the holiday season, public holidays or for a popular event.

Best time to book a London - Manchester bus

Coach fare depending on when you purchase your ticket

£8

90

£5

60

£5

30

£6

15

£8

7

£9

3

£10

1

£11

Same day

Days before Departure

As you can see in the table above, the price of the ticket for a coach from London to Manchester is more expensive as you approach your travel date. Buying your ticket beforehand is a great way to pay less as well as avoiding missing the bus because no seats remain available. It is 60% cheaper to purchase your seat 1 month in advance (from £5) instead of on the day you're travelling (from £11).

The data take into account the best prices found, when booking beforehand versus on the day on you intend to travel, in the past 6 months.

Best prices for your coach from London to Manchester

Gopili compares prices to help you find cheap bus tickets from London to Manchester for the coming days. You can also have a look at the prices for the Manchester London bus to make sure you get a seat for your return journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
, Victoria Coach Station
Manchester
, Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
£5.50 18/09/2019 17:00 Megabus 1 day ago
London
, Victoria Coach Station
Manchester
, Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
£5.50 17/09/2019 17:00 Megabus 2 days ago
London
, Victoria Coach Station
Manchester
, Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
£5.50 12/09/2019 17:00 Megabus 3 days ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
£6.00 20/09/2019 13:30 National Express 1 day ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
£6.00 17/09/2019 13:30 National Express 2 days ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
£6.00 12/09/2019 14:30 National Express 3 days ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
£6.00 12/09/2019 13:30 National Express 3 days ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
£6.00 14/09/2019 13:30 National Express 5 days ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
£6.00 14/09/2019 15:30 National Express 5 days ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
coach station, chorlton st
£6.00 13/09/2019 13:30 National Express 6 days ago

Best prices found for the next 30 days.

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