Duration 2h 5m
Distance 198.6 miles
Average price £90
Possible routes 9 found

London to Manchester

Rome2rio has found 9 ways to get from London to Manchester by train, bus, car and flight. We recommend taking the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly, which is the fastest option and takes around 2h 5m.
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Train

  1. London Euston
  2. Manchester
Fastest
2h 5m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£65 - £240
Alternative routes

Train via Nottingham

  1. London St Pancras International
  2. Nottingham
  3. Manchester
4h 12m
£76 - £108

Bus

  1. London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Manchester
4h 40m
Bookable on Rome2rio
Cheapest
£9 - £12

Rideshare

  1. London
  2. Manchester
4h 2m
£16 - £26

Drive

  1. London Paddington
  2. Manchester
3h 25m
£30 - £50

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester

  1. London Heathrow
  2. Manchester
2h 39m
£59 - £228

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester

  1. London Waterloo
  2. Southampton
  3. Manchester
3h 32m
£66 - £180

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train

  1. London Heathrow
  2. Leeds
  3. Manchester
4h 24m
£60 - £192

Train to Cambridge, fly to Manchester

  1. London Kings Cross
  2. Cambridge
  3. Manchester
3h 42m
£61 - £224

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from London to Manchester? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from London to Manchester is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Manchester is to train which costs £65 - £240 and takes 2h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Euston and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 5m.

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The distance between London and Manchester is 164 miles. The road distance is 198.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 2h 5m and costs £65 - £240.

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The train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly takes 2h 5m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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London to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Manchester train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from London to Manchester is to train which takes 2h 5m and costs £65 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 4h 40m, you could also fly, which costs £55 - £230 and takes 2h 39m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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London to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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London to Manchester train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Manchester is 199 miles. It takes approximately 3h 25m to drive from London to Manchester.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Book your London to Manchester train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your London to Manchester bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 1093+ hotels available in Manchester. Prices start at £53 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Manchester. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £5 - £35.

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How to travel from London to Manchester

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from London to Manchester right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between London and Manchester?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London Euston to Manchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £65 - £240 and the journey takes 2h 5m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria to Manchester every 2 hours. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 40m.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £290
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£65 - £240
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £65
Bus operators
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Other operators
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £26

Manchester, United Kingdom

Guitars, bands and live music is what this northern English city is famous for – but it’s much more than good tunes and rock and roll. Catch avant garde exhibitions at the Manchester Art Gallery, hit the club scene at Warehouse Project, comb through some classic vinyl at a vintage music store, or get right into one of the many festivals the city hosts throughout the year. Experience the highs of sporting culture at the homes of two world-famous football teams (Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, and Etihad Stadium, home to rival home team Manchester City) and the National Football Museum, before getting acquainted with TV soap opera Coronation Street on a set tour and enjoying some artisanal food and drink at the markets.

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