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General Information About the Journey from London to Manchester

There are plenty of buses, trains and flights from London to Manchester, two of the UK's largest and busiest cities. Making the journey by bus is easy, with several departures per day. Similarly, trains are quick and depart regularly. Direct flights between the two cities depart daily with a short average journey time.

Manchester

Demographics

Local Time 05:46
£ Pounds Sterling
Population 395,500
Region North West England
Languages English

How expensive is Manchester?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Manchester costs 12% less than in London.

Shopping

Prices in Manchester are on average 17.2% lower than in London.

Public Transport

Public transport in Manchester costs around 2% more than in London.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Manchester is about 43% less expensive than in London.

Buses London - Manchester

Provider:
National Express
Distance:
262km
Duration:
04:35 hrs
Changes
0
From£ 8.61

Trains London - Manchester

Provider:
Virgin Trains
Distance:
262km
Duration:
02:07 hrs
Changes
0
From£ 24.50

Flights London - Manchester

Provider:
British Airways
Distance:
262km
Duration:
01:05 hrs
Changes
0
From£ 66.64

Buses from London to Manchester

Megabus and National Express are the main companies operating buses from London to Manchester, both leave from Victoria Coach Station, in London. Departures are regular, with upwards of ten a day from the early morning until the late evening, with a journey time of roughly 4 -5 hours.

Trains from London to Manchester

Virgin trains operates the most frequent service on this route, with departures every 20 minutes from London Euston railway station. All trains are direct, with a journey time of approximately two hours, and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. Tickets can be purchased on the day or online in advance. The first service departs early in the morning and the last in the mid to late evening.

Flights from London to Manchester

Direct flights to Manchester from the capital take just one hour. British Airways runs the most regular service, with 8 flights a day leaving from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport. The first flight leaves just in the early morning and the last in the early evening.

Tickets from London to Manchester

Flight
Total £ 67.34
Train
Total £ 84.79
Bus
Total £ 11.76
Flight
Total £ 67.34
Train
Total £ 37.84
Bus
Total £ 6.36
Flight
Total £ 86.59
Train
Total £ 37.95
Train
Total £ 32.73
Flight
Total £ 97.05
Bus
Total £ 5.11
Bus
Total £ 5.13
Flight
Total £ 61.81
Train
Total £ 27.69
Bus
Total £ 6.36
Flight
Total £ 72.87
Train
Total £ 27.69
Bus
Total £ 5.13
Flight
Total £ 73.03
Train
Total £ 27.69
Bus
Total £ 6.34