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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.

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monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
11
12
13
14

Megabus£11

National Express£11

Loco2£83

15

Megabus£11

National Express£11

Loco2£83

16
17
18
19
20
21

Megabus£13

National Express£13

Loco2£56

22

Megabus£13

National Express£14

Loco2£76

23
24

Megabus£13

National Express£14

Loco2£27

25
26
27
28
29

Megabus£11

National Express£29

Loco2--

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31

Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Best prices for bus tickets London to Manchester

from £4.30 MORE 5h22m
from £1.50 MORE 5h05m
Other modes of transport available to travel from London to Manchester
Train
from £23.00 MORE 2h09m
Flights
from £26.99 MORE 7h00m

Next bus departures

Leaving today? Find the next coach services to Manchester

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
London victoria coach station
07:30
Manchester (coach station)
12:30
5h00m National Express
London , victoria coach station arrive
08:00
Manchester , shudehill interchange, stand g
12:50
4h50m Megabus
London victoria coach station
08:00
Manchester (coach station)
13:10
5h10m National Express
London victoria coach station
09:00
Manchester (coach station)
13:50
4h50m National Express
London victoria coach station
10:30
Manchester (coach station)
15:25
4h55m National Express
London , victoria coach station arrive
11:00
Manchester , shudehill interchange, stand g
15:25
4h25m Megabus
London victoria coach station
12:00
Manchester (coach station)
17:10
5h10m National Express
London , victoria coach station arrive
12:30
Manchester , shudehill interchange, stand g
18:10
5h40m Megabus
London victoria coach station
13:00
Manchester (coach station)
19:20
6h20m National Express
London victoria coach station
13:30
Manchester (coach station)
19:30
6h00m 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

Looking at our data, 17 services are running today and 18 tomorrow. The first bus London to Manchester leaves the station at 01:00. The last one departs at 23:45. Coach operators may adapt the first and last departure hours depending on the day of the week as well as if you're travelling during the holiday season, public holidays or for a specific 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.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
, victoria coach station arrive
Manchester
, shudehill interchange, stand g
£1.50 09/01/2018 14:30 Megabus 8 hours ago
London
, victoria coach station arrive
Manchester
, shudehill interchange, stand g
£5.00 11/01/2018 14:30 Megabus 6 days ago
London
, victoria coach station arrive
Manchester
, shudehill interchange, stand g
£5.20 08/01/2018 14:30 Megabus 1 day ago
London
, victoria coach station arrive
Manchester
, shudehill interchange, stand g
£5.20 04/01/2018 14:30 Megabus 5 days ago
London
, victoria coach station arrive
Manchester
, shudehill interchange, stand g
£6.00 09/01/2018 17:00 Megabus 8 hours ago
London
, victoria coach station arrive
Manchester
, shudehill interchange, stand g
£6.00 19/12/2017 17:00 Megabus 2 days ago
London
, victoria coach station arrive
Manchester
, shudehill interchange, stand g
£6.00 04/01/2018 17:00 Megabus 5 days ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
(coach station)
£6.00 11/01/2018 07:30 National Express 6 days ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
(coach station)
£6.00 11/01/2018 09:00 National Express 6 days ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
(coach station)
£6.00 11/01/2018 13:30 National Express 6 days ago

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

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Other transport alternatives

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

London to Manchester trains

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

£7

90

£5

60

£5

30

£6

15

£8

7

£9

3

£10

1

£11

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 tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Buying your coach early can help you make savings as well as avoiding missing the bus because there are no tickets left. It is 60% cheaper to get your ticket 1 month in advance (from £5) instead of on the day you're travelling (from £11).

The figures are based on the best prices found, when buying beforehand or on the day on you intend to travel, in the past 6 months.

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 £5. 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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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 conscious when you travel by coach that National Express, Megabus demand their travelers 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 bus.

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.

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 £1.50
Bus operators: National Express, Megabus

Which bus company can I use?

Many companies offer bus tickets from London (England) to Manchester (England): National Express, Megabus. The coach services on board and the luggage restrictions will vary 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.

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.

Things to do in Manchester

Experience the best of Manchester by visiting these 6 locations

  • Manchester Cathedral
  • Manchester Town Hall
  • China Town Arch
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • People's History Museum
  • Whitworth Art Gallery

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

Manchester Cathedral could be the starting place for your itinerary as it is one of the most interesting things to do for travellers. You can then continue your itinerary by going to Manchester Art Gallery or Manchester Town Hall which are also famous.

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.

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