There are 9 ways to get from London to Manchester by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$100 - $170

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express / ...

$17 - $50

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Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
  2. Take the train from Leamington Spa to Manchester Piccadilly

$107 - $160

Rideshare  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Manchester 199.5 miles

$20 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from London to Manchester 200.5 miles

$40 - $65

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$94 - $294

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN

$86 - $343

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

$68 - $185

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria

$103 - $245

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Manchester is to rideshare which costs £16 - £26 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Manchester is to train which costs £80 - £130 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between London and Manchester is 164 miles. The road distance is 200.5 miles.

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The train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly takes 2 h 4 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Euston and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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There are 754+ hotels available in Manchester. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 163.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

What companies run services between London, England and Manchester, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London to Manchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Manchester every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
CrossCountry
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
[email protected]
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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