Manchester is 208 miles (335km) from London. The bus service from Manchester to London is very good and runs every couple of hours. You can book a return fare from 11 GBP, to get a cheap ticket you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times. Buses depart from Manchester Coach Station (Chorlton Street) and arrives at London Victoria Coach Station. The journey takes between 4hours 35 minutes and 6 hours, so look for the fastest journey times. This service is run by National Express, to check prices and availability click on the button below to be taken to the secure official website:
(Please note: If you buy a bus ticket using the form above for a specific time and you are delayed, the ticket will still be valid for any bus between London and Manchester for 24 hours from the original departure time.)
Megabus now operate between London and Manchester and have some fares as low as 1.50 GBP (including booking fee) one way if you book far enough in advance. You can even book over-night bus journeys which will save you accommodation costs. For the latest prices and booking information please click the button below:
The quickest way to travel between Manchester and London is by train. The train service between Manchester and London is excellent, with at least 3 trains running every hour at peak times, the first train is at 5Am and the last is 10:30PM. The jpurney takes as little as 2 hours and tickets can be as little as 28GBP. Trains depart from Manchester Piccadilly train station and arrive at London Euston.
As with most UK train tickets the price of a train ticket between Liverpool and London varies greatly depending on what time you travel and how far in advance you book the ticket. To get the cheapest tickets, book well in advance and travel at off peak times. Note you may find that two single tickets work out cheaper than a return, so make sure you check this before you book. To book online and check for the cheapest fares (tickets can be either posted to you or picked up from an automated machine upon arrival at the station) please click the link below:
If you decide you would like to spend a little longer in Manchester why not check out some of the Manchester Hotel Deals and see if anything takes your fancy?
The Notting Hill Carnival
(Sun 26th Aug, 2018)
Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. Every year the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival.
(Fri 14th Sep, 2018)
The Mayor's Thames Festival takes place annually in mid-September. Activities take place over a weekend on the River Thames, the riverside walkways, roads, bridges, docks and public open spaces from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge and beyond.
Lord Mayor's Show
(Sat 10th Nov, 2018)
The Lord Mayor's Show is an annual parade of various London based groups and societies. It is one of the longest established and best known annual events in London and dates back to 1535.