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Bus from London to Manchester

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Find a coach ticket from London to Manchester

Prices calendar bus from London to Manchester

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from London to Manchester by coach, train, carsharing and flights. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the best price for your next travel.

Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 6 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Best prices for bus tickets London to Manchester

from £6.00 MORE 5h18m
from £1.50 MORE 5h04m
from £7.20 MORE 5h25m
Other modes of transport available to travel from London to Manchester
Train
from £10.00 MORE 2h12m
Flights
from £25.40 MORE 6h14m

Best time to book

Cost of a bus London to Manchester depending on when you buy your ticket

£14

90

£5

60

£4

30

£5

15

£6

7

£8

3

£9

1

£11

Same day

Days before Departure

By collecting the data from the past 6 months, we can find the best time to buy your coach. While for most journeys, puchasing your ticket in advance enables you to pay less, there is no need to do so if you want to get a coach from London to Manchester.

Based on our data, you should even wait longer as the best time to book is 1 month in advance with tickets available from £4. It is 69% cheaper than purchasing your train 3 months in advance which will cost you at least £14.

Next bus departures

Leaving today? Find the next coach services to Manchester

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
London Victoria
23:45
Manchester Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
03:45
4h00m Megabus
Tomorrow
London Victoria
08:00
Manchester Central
13:00
5h00m National Express
London Victoria
08:00
Manchester Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
12:50
4h50m Megabus
London Victoria
09:00
Manchester Central
13:40
4h40m National Express
London Victoria
09:30
Manchester Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
14:05
4h35m Megabus
London Victoria
10:00
Manchester Central
14:50
4h50m National Express
London Victoria
10:30
Manchester Central
15:20
4h50m National Express
London Victoria
12:00
Manchester Central
16:30
4h30m National Express
London Victoria
12:30
Manchester Central
17:00
4h30m National Express
London Victoria
12:30
Manchester Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
17:20
4h50m Megabus

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, 20 services are available today and 17 tomorrow. The first bus London to Manchester departs at 01:00. The last bus leaves at 23:45. Bus operators can change the first and last departure hours depending on the day of the week as well as if you're travelling during school holidays, bank holidays or for a popular event.

Best price found for bus from London to Manchester

Gopili compares prices to find you cheap bus tickets from London to Manchester. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days.

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
Manchester
£1.50 MORE 15/04/2017 18:00 Megabus 1 day ago
London
Manchester
£1.50 MORE 08/04/2017 01:00 Megabus 2 days ago
London
Manchester
£3.50 MORE 19/04/2017 14:30 Megabus 2 days ago
London
Manchester
£3.50 MORE 20/04/2017 14:30 Megabus 3 days ago
London
Manchester
£4.50 MORE 19/04/2017 08:00 Megabus 2 days ago
London
Manchester
£5.00 MORE 03/04/2017 14:30 Megabus 7 days ago
London
Manchester
£5.00 MORE 20/04/2017 18:00 Megabus 3 days ago
London
Manchester
£5.00 MORE 12/04/2017 18:00 Megabus 3 days ago
London
Manchester
£5.00 MORE 13/04/2017 18:00 Megabus 3 days ago
London
Manchester
£5.00 MORE 11/04/2017 14:30 Megabus 1 day ago

Best price found for London to Manchester bus tickets for the next 30 days.

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Things to do in Manchester

Experience the best of Manchester by visiting these 6 locations

  • Manchester Cathedral
  • Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester
  • China Town Arch
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • People's History Museum
  • Whitworth Art Gallery

If you are willing to spend some time exploring Manchester, we have listed for you some things to do in order to help you organize your trip. Your plan is likely to change depending on your preferences or whether you're coming to the city with your partner, family or friends but some of these tips can be of interest. Most of these places are free to visit but we suggest you to double check, especially as you may be able to purchase tickets beforehand to avoid the crowds.

Manchester Cathedral could be the starting place for your visit as it is one of the main things to do for visitors. You can then continue your visit by going to Manchester Art Gallery or Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester which are also well-known.

You can also extend your visit with People's History Museum which is another way to experience the city.

If you still have spare time, you can visit the China Town Arch which is also appreciated by locals.

Our last tip if you wish to have a complete view of the city will be the Whitworth Art Gallery. Remember to have a look at the events, festivals or concerts that you can attend during your visit as it should enable you to meet locals who might be able to share with you more advices.

Book a coach from London to Manchester

To purchase your London to Manchester bus ticket, you can consult the following coach companies' websites that offer bus tickets between London to Manchester:

National Express

National Express, the reference of coach trips, offers London to Manchester bus tickets from £6. Note that the earlier you book your ticket from London to Manchester, the more likely you are to find cheap tickets.

Megabus

Megabus, the low-cost coach company in UK, serves London to Manchester by bus at low prices, from £2. The company regularly offers discounts to its passenger and prices from £1 to travel by coach.

Eurolines-uk

Eurolines, the European leader of coach travel, offers bus tickets to travel from London to Manchester at attractive prices starting from £8. If you book in advance you can get cheap coach tickets to travel from London to Manchester.

Bus times from London to Manchester

Every day many National Express coaches travel from London to Manchester: you can check coach timetables for your next journey on the National Express website.

Megabus coaches often make the connection between the two cities. You can find Megabus coaches departure times directly on the Megabus website.

The bus company Eurolines allows you to travel between the cities London and Manchester by coach. For more information on Eurolines bus timetables, you can go on the Eurolines website.

Route information

Bus London Manchester

Bus journey London to Manchester

Bus Time 5h06m
Origin London, England
Destination Manchester, England
Distance 163 Miles
Cheapest bus ticket fare: from £262.00
Bus operators: National Express, Megabus, Eurolines-uk

Which bus company can I use?

Many companies offer bus tickets from London (England) to Manchester (England): National Express, Megabus, Eurolines-uk. 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 cheapest price found to travel in the next 30 days for your bus is £1.50. This price, based on a standard ticket without a coachcard, can vary depending when you want to travel and how much time in advance you book your journey to Manchester from London.

How long does it take?

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

Discount coach London to Manchester

National Express discounts London to Manchester

You are able to travel from London to Manchester by bus at low prices with National Express attractive fares. The coach company provides special offers, discount cards as well as special passes to save money on your journey.

National Express enables you to save 33% on standard prices for 12 months with these three discount cards for only £10*:

  • Young Person Coachcard: if you're aged 16-26 years or full-time students
  • Senior Discount card: if you're between 60 and more
  • Disabled Discount card: if you're registered disable

If you travel as a family you can choose one of the 2 Family Coachcards:

  • Family 1plus1 Discount card costs £8* for a year: one child will travel for free when accompanied by a full fare paying adult
  • Family 2plus2 Discount card costs £16* for 1 year: 2 kids can travel for free when they are with 2 full fares paying adults

Explore Manchester and get unlimited travel in the United Kingdom thanks to the Brit Xplorer passes:

  • Hobo: one week for £79*
  • Footloose: two weeks for £139*
  • Rolling Stone: 4 weeks for £219*

For your journey to Manchester from London, National Express sells funfare tickets (cheaper tickets) if you book in advance. If you travel as a group (minimum four travellers) with National Express, you are able save 25% on standard fares.

*Fares and discounts observed on 03/02/2017

Discounts Megabus London to Manchester

Megabus is a budget company providing bus services to travel from London to Manchester. It offers cheap tickets from only £1 each way (plus a 50p* booking fee) to travel across the United Kingdom & Europe. These fares are normally quickly sold out and you need to be flexible and buy your London Manchester bus tickets in advance.

*Fares and discounts observed on 03/02/2017

Discounts Eurolines London to Manchester

Eurolines offers services to travel by coach from London to Manchester. If you're a frequent traveller, you might want to buy your the Eurolines Discount Card which enable you to save 25% on your travel. The three card cost £23* and the six months one £43*. According to your age group and the journey, you can also benefit from special tickets.

*Fares and discounts observed on 03/02/2017

Travel information for your bus from London to Manchester

Choosing the bus as a mean of transport is one way to save money, which is why this travel option is becoming popular. Generally, taking the bus to travel from London to Manchester is cheaper than travelling by plane, train or car, even though it takes more time, i.e. 5h06m. Today, in addition to increasing their buses' comfort and services, coach carriers served more and more cities across the United Kingdom and Europe and developed their lines to enable you to travel everywhere.

Every day, coach operators try to increase their buses to propose you the best quality service and comfort on board. You will spend the time of your trip on comfortable seats with air conditioning and on some buses you will have access to WiFi and electrical sockets

Be aware when you travel by coach that National Express, Megabus, Eurolines-uk ask their consumers to be at least 30 minutes in advance before departure to travel from London to Manchester. If you come later you risk not being able to board your coach.

Coach companies permitt you to take three luggage of maximum 20kg each on their coach. More exactly you can bring one piece of hand luggage on board and put two luggage in the baggage spaces. You can have more luggage but you will have to pay an extra charge.

Take a look at the coach operators' website to access to information concerning insurance. Indeed, you may need insurance if you risk cancelling your trip from London to Manchester by coach. Furthermore, they can offer travel insurances which cover you in case of accident or your baggage in case of loss.

Coach stations to travel between London and Manchester

To travel from London to Manchester, only one coach station is available for your departure: this is the London Victoria bus station. Manchester city has several stations available for your arrival:Manchester Central bus station, Manchester Shudehill Interchange, Stand G bus station.

London Victoria coach station

Other transport alternatives

There are alternative transport methods to coach for travelling between London and Manchester:

London to Manchester trains

London to Manchester flights