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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 £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.

Best prices for bus tickets London - Manchester

from £4.30 MORE 5h22m
from £1.50 MORE 5h08m
Other modes of transport available
Train
from £23.00 MORE 2h09m
Flights
from £19.99 MORE 7h46m

Prices calendar to travel between London and Manchester

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

  january march   february
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
19
20
21
22
23
24

Megabus£11

National Express£17

Loco2£27

25

Megabus£15

National Express£17

Loco2£40

26

Megabus£11

National Express£9

Loco2£76

27

Megabus£8

National Express£6

Loco2£27

28

Megabus£8

National Express£6

Loco2£27

01
02
03

Megabus£8

National Express£8

Loco2£27

04

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

Bus times London - Manchester

Leaving today? Find the next coach services to Manchester

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
London victoria coach station
07:30
Manchester (coach station)
12:15
4h45m National Express
London victoria coach station
08:00
Manchester (coach station)
13:10
5h10m National Express
London , Victoria Coach Station
08:00
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
12:50
4h50m Megabus
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
11:00
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
15:25
4h25m Megabus
London victoria coach station
12:00
Manchester (coach station)
16:40
4h40m National Express
London , Victoria Coach Station
12:30
Manchester , Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
18:40
6h10m Megabus
London victoria coach station
13:30
Manchester (coach station)
18:55
5h25m National Express
London victoria coach station
14:00
Manchester (coach station)
20:05
6h05m 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

Based on our data, 19 services are running today and 18 tomorrow. The first bus London to Manchester leaves the station at 01:00. The last one is at 23:45. Bus companies may change 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 major event.

Best time to book a London - Manchester bus

Bus fare depending on when you purchase 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.

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
£1.50 18/03/2018 01:00 Megabus 4 days ago
London
, Victoria Coach Station
Manchester
, Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
£5.05 13/03/2018 14:30 Megabus 12 hours ago
London
, Victoria Coach Station
Manchester
, Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
£5.05 22/03/2018 14:30 Megabus 18 hours ago
London
, Victoria Coach Station
Manchester
, Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
£5.05 20/03/2018 14:30 Megabus 2 days ago
London
, Victoria Coach Station
Manchester
, Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
£5.05 19/03/2018 14:30 Megabus 3 days ago
London
, Victoria Coach Station
Manchester
, Shudehill Interchange, Stand G
£5.25 21/03/2018 14:30 Megabus 1 day ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
(coach station)
£6.00 28/02/2018 14:30 National Express 11 hours ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
(coach station)
£6.00 27/02/2018 14:30 National Express 11 hours ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
(coach station)
£6.00 28/02/2018 14:30 National Express 1 day ago
London
victoria coach station
Manchester
(coach station)
£6.00 16/03/2018 13:30 National Express 2 days ago

Best prices found for the next 30 days.

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