London Gatwick Airport to Manchester By Train (3hr 32 mins from 67.50 GBP)


Gatwick Airport North Terminal Train Station to Manchester Piccadilly by Train

Gatwick Airport North Terminal Train Station to Manchester Piccadilly by train

Trains from London Gatwick Airport to Manchester run from Gatwick Airport North Terminal Train Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between London Gatwick Airport and Manchester runs regularly up to 54 times a day. The first Train leaves London Gatwick Airport at 04:35 and the last Train departing at 20:50. The journey time on the Train is 3hr 32 mins.


This is an indirect service. You will need to take the train from Gatwick Airport and change at London Victoria Train Station onto London Underground Take the Underground to London Euston (Victoria Line towards Finsbury Park/Walthamstow Central/Seven Sisters, trains every 3 minutes) and change again onto the rail service to Manchester Piccadilly


It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from London Gatwick Airport to Manchester for just 67.50 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 318.00 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.


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If you are arriving or departing from Manchester by Train, you will be using Manchester Piccadilly Train station on London Road. Manchester Train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station.


If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.


 London Gatwick Airport To Manchester by Bus (6hr 50 mins from 53.90 GBP)


Gatwick Airport North Terminal to Manchester Coach Station by Bus

Gatwick Airport North Terminal to Manchester Coach Station by bus

The Bus service between London Gatwick Airport and Manchester runs 16 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 05:45 and the last bus is at 23:05. You can book a return fare from 53.90 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Manchester runs from Gatwick Airport North Terminal in London Gatwick Airport to Manchester Coach Station in Manchester. Manchester is 243 miles (391.23Km) from London Gatwick Airport and the journey time on the Bus will take 6hr 50 mins.


This is not a direct service. You will need to make 1 change at Birmingham Coach Station onto a connecting coach to Manchester


Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from London Gatwick Airport to Manchester click the button below.


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If you are arriving or departing from Manchester by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Manchester Central coach station, on Chorlton Street. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Manchester City Centre. More detailed information on stops on this route can be found on this map. For more detailed information on national and local buses in Manchester see our guide to Manchester Bus Station.


London Gatwick Airport to Manchester by Plane (1hr 00 mins from 82.90 GBP)


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The Plane service between London Gatwick Airport and Manchester runs 2 times a day. This service is run by British Airways with the first Plane starting at 07:10 and the last is at 10:25. You can book a return fare from 82.90 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Plane to Manchester runs from London Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport. Manchester is 243 miles (391.23Km) from London Gatwick Airport and the journey time on the Plane will take 1hr 00 mins.


This is a direct service, no changes required.


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If you are travelling to Manchester by plane, Manchester Airport is located just 20 minutes from Manchester City Centre. The airport is accessible by a network of local and regional bus services which operate every day of the week from early morning to late at night, including bank holidays. The airport is the UKs largest regional airport with more than 100 airlines offering direct flights to over 200 destinations worldwide. It hosts three airport terminals and handles 22 million passengers a year, and so can be a very busy and hectic place at times.


 London Gatwick Airport To Manchester by Megabus (6hr 15 mins from 12.00 GBP)


London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Shudehill Interchange by Bus

London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Shudehill Interchange by bus

The Bus service between London Gatwick Airport and Manchester runs 10 times a day. This service is run by Megabus with the first Bus leaving at 08:00 and the last leaving at 23:00. This can be the cheapest way to travel between the two locations with fares as low as 1.50 GBP one way for those who book online up to three months in advance. You can book a return fare from 12.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times after 09:00. The Bus to Manchester runs from London Victoria Coach Station in London Gatwick Airport to Manchester Shudehill Interchange in Manchester. Manchester is 243 miles (391.23Km) from London Gatwick Airport and the journey time on the Bus will take 6hr 15 mins.


There is no Megabus service direct from Gatwick Airport. Take the train to London Victoria Train Station or the number 025 bus to London Victoria Coach Station (this is an extra cost to the quoted Megabus journey). From London Victoria Coach Station, take the connecting Megabus service to Manchester


Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from London Gatwick Airport to Manchester click the button below.



NOTE - be advised to bring your Megabus reservation printed or in your phone as drivers may refuse boarding unless you do even though this is not in their conditions.


If you are arriving or departing from Manchester by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Bradshaw Street, Shudehill interchange bus station. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Manchester City Centre. For more detailed information, including maps and national and local buses in Manchester see our guide to Manchester Bus Station.


London Gatwick Airport to Manchester by Car (4hr 5 mins 243 miles)


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Manchester is 243 miles (391.23Km) from London Gatwick Airport. If you are travelling to Manchester by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Manchester Park and Ride facilities located North, South, East and West of the city centre.


If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Manchester. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Manchester there are several places to pick up a car.



London Gatwick Airport to Manchester by Taxi from 314.00 GBP


If you are travelling in a group you may find the most economic way to travel from London Gatwick Airport could be by private taxi hire. The service is door to door and saves hassle with baggage. A typical car with 4 passengers will cost 314.00 GBP and a van (8 passengers) 344.00 GBP one way from London Gatwick Airport to Manchester.


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