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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.

  march may   april
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
24
25

Megabus£8

National Express£11

Loco2£27

26

Megabus£8

National Express£8

Loco2£27

27

Megabus--

National Express--

Loco2£37

28
29

Megabus£9

National Express£10

Loco2£27

30

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 5h15m
from £1.50 MORE 5h09m
from £6.00 MORE 5h33m
Other modes of transport available to travel from London to Manchester
Train
from £22.00 MORE 2h10m
Flights
from £29.23 MORE 6h00m

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

£9

90

£5

60

£5

30

£5

15

£6

7

£8

3

£9

1

£10

Same day

Days before Departure

As you can notice in the chart above, the cost of the ticket for a coach from London to Manchester is more expensive as the date gets closer. Getting your ticket in advance is a great way to pay less as well as avoiding missing the coach because there are no tickets left. It is 57% cheaper to purchase your bus 1 month in advance (from £5) instead of on the day you're travelling (from £10).

The figures are based on the cheapest fares found, when booking early or at the last minute, over the last six months.

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
01:00
Manchester Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
07:15
6h15m 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
16:55
4h55m National Express
London Victoria
12:30
Manchester Central
17:25
4h55m National Express
London Victoria
12:30
Manchester Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
17:20
4h50m Megabus
London Victoria
13:30
Manchester Central
19:15
5h45m National Express

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

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 18 services are available today and 17 tomorrow. The first bus London to Manchester leaves the station at 01:00. The last bus leaves at 23:45. Coach companies can adapt the schedules depending on which day you're travelling and if you're travelling during the holiday season, public holidays or for a major 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. 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.

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
Manchester
£1.50 18/05/2017 18:00 Megabus 2 days ago
London
Manchester
£3.50 22/05/2017 14:30 Megabus 1 day ago
London
Manchester
£3.50 22/05/2017 01:00 Megabus 1 day ago
London
Manchester
£4.50 18/05/2017 08:00 Megabus 1 day ago
London
Manchester
£4.50 09/05/2017 08:00 Megabus 2 days ago
London
Manchester
£5.00 08/05/2017 14:30 Megabus 1 day ago
London
Manchester
£5.00 13/05/2017 18:00 Megabus 6 days ago
London
Manchester
£5.00 01/05/2017 18:00 Megabus 7 days ago
London
Manchester
£5.50 13/05/2017 16:30 Megabus 6 days ago
London
Manchester
£5.50 02/05/2017 01:00 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
  • John Rylands Library
  • People's History Museum
  • Whitworth Art Gallery

If you are willing to spend some time exploring Manchester, we have selected for you some points of interests in order to help you plan your trip. Your plan will probably vary whether you have a specific interest or whether you're travelling to the city with your partner, family or friends but some of these suggestions can be of interest. Most of these landmarks are free to visit but we suggest you to verify, especially as you might be able to book tickets before you get there to avoid the crowds.

Manchester Cathedral could be the starting place for your itinerary as it is among the most important tourist places for travellers. You can then continue your itinerary by going to John Rylands Library and Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester which are also popular.

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.

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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.

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Eurolines-uk

Eurolines, the European leader of coach travel, offers bus tickets to travel from London to Manchester at attractive prices starting from £6. 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

London Manchester bus map

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.

Other transport alternatives

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

London to Manchester trains

London to Manchester flights