Buses from Manchester to London

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Tue 23 Jan

18:00 22:20
£19
04:20 hrs

Wed 24 Jan

17:00 22:05
£7
05:05 hrs

Thu 25 Jan

07:40 13:30
£6
05:50 hrs

Fri 26 Jan

11:00 17:00
£8
06:00 hrs

Sat 27 Jan

06:15 11:10
£8
04:55 hrs

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Manchester to London Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration5h 45m
Bus arrives inLondon
Buses depart fromManchester
Coach Ticket Price£ 6.98
Distance262 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

What bus companies travel from Manchester to London

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board National Express buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on National Express buses?

    No, one child under 3 years old may travel for free when accompanied by a paying passenger 16+ years old. Any additional children under the age of 16 must purchase a child's ticket. Passengers under the age of 16 travelling on a child's ticket must be able to produce an official piece of identification bearing their photograph and date of birth.


    Check-in is required for international Eurolines buses travelling from London's Victoria Coach Station or Dover's Eurolines Travel Centre 1 hour before departure. No check-in is required for any other National Express bus routes; however, arriving at least 10 minutes before departure is strongly recommended.


    National Express offers Peak, Off-Peak, Child, and Restricted fares. National Express also offers special rates for groups (4-9 people) and passengers travelling to the airport.


    Economy single


    Ticket is valid for a single journey on any weekdays except Fridays and Sundays throughout the year or other standard fare days. Ticket must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    On The Day Single


    Valid where ticket is purchased on the day of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    Standard single


    Travel is available on any day throughout the year. Tickets must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


Buses from Manchester to London

Regular bus services from Manchester to London run seven days a week and are operated by National Express. The journey time is between 4 and 5 hours with the first departure at around 0:15 a.m., with the last bus leaving at around 7:30 p.m. There is a later departure at about 9:30 p.m. but this requires a longer journey time of approximately 8 hours.

 

Which bus companies run the service from Manchester to London?

National Express is the main bus provider that runs from Manchester to London.

How long is the journey from Manchester to London by bus?

The bus from Manchester to London takes at least than 4 hours and 20 minutes. This may vary depending on the date and time of departure, if travelling on the weekend there may be changes or a longer route. Longer routes typically take up to 8 hours, however, during the week most services are direct.

Where do buses depart from and arrive to?

Buses depart from Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station which is located just ten minutes walk from both the city's Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Cathedral. The bus station is also close to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station. First Bus operates regular, local tram and bus services, including a night bus service throughout the week. Taxi ranks are located outside the station.

Buses from Manchester to London arrive at London's conviently located Victoria Coach Station. The station is well served by taxi ranks, buses and tubes to other locations around the city. To travel from Victoria to Piccadilly Circus it takes around 15 minutes by tube or 20-30 minutes by bus, depending on traffic. Buses run 24 hours a day in London, with twelve separate routes serving Victoria Station.

Taking the Bus from Manchester

Buses depart from Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station which is located just ten minutes walk from both the city's Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Cathedral. The bus station is also close to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station. First Bus operates regular, local tram and bus services, including a night bus service throughout the week. Taxi ranks are located outside the station.

Getting into London by Bus

Buses from Manchester to London arrive at London Victoria Coach Station, which is close to many of London's favourite attractions. Within ten minutes walk, visitors will discover The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, as well as beautiful St Jame's Park. Just across Westminster Bridge are the London Aquarium and the iconic London Eye. River taxis and pleasure boat trips can be boarded at Westminster Pier. Victoria Coach Station has good links with the rest of London and is on the Victoria, Circle and District lines of the London Underground. Local buses, operated by London Buses, as well as regional and long-distance coaches depart from Victoria Coach Station. London has a regular night bus service, seven days a week. Taxi ranks are located outside the coach station.

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