London to Manchester By Train (2hr 08 mins from 28.50 GBP)


London Euston Train Station to Manchester Piccadilly by Train

London Euston Train Station to Manchester Piccadilly by train

Trains from London to Manchester run from London Euston Train Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between London and Manchester runs regularly up to 41 times a day. The first Train leaves London at 06:17 and the last Train departing at 21:00. The journey time on the Train is 2hr 08 mins.


This is a direct service, no changes required.


It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from London to Manchester for just 28.50 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 279.00 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.


To check train times and prices from London to Manchester click on the button below.



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 To Manchester by Megabus (4hr 45 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 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 to Manchester Shudehill Interchange in Manchester. Manchester is 209 miles (336.49Km) from London and the journey time on the Bus will take 4hr 45 mins.


This is a direct service, no changes required.


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 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 To Manchester by Bus (4hr 15 mins from 23.50 GBP)


London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station by Bus

London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station by bus

The Bus service between London and Manchester runs 15 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 00:30 and the last bus is at 23:30. You can book a return fare from 23.50 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 London Victoria Coach Station in London to Manchester Coach Station in Manchester. Manchester is 209 miles (336.49Km) from London and the journey time on the Bus will take 4hr 15 mins.


This is a direct service, no changes required.


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 to Manchester click the button below.



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 to Manchester by Car (3hr 45 mins 209 miles)


Car parking

Manchester is 209 miles (336.49Km) from London. 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 to Manchester by Taxi from 269.00 GBP


If you are travelling in a group you may find the most economic way to travel from London 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 269.00 GBP and a van (8 passengers) 369.00 GBP one way from London to Manchester.


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