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Bus London to Manchester: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much will I pay for bus tickets from London to Manchester?

The prices for bus tickets from London to Manchester vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from London to Manchester will cost £ 2. The average bus ticket price is approximately £ 38.41. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

London to Manchester by bus

Best price £ 4.09
Journey duration 5 h 43 min
Connections per day 31
First departure 08:15
Last departure 23:59
Distance 163.4 mi

Ticket price London - Manchester every day

 
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£ 7.29
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£ 197.01
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Route Summary by bus

Connections
77
Carriers
3
Minimum price
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Maximum price
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Flixbus-logo
Flixbus
Duration: 5 h 10 min
London Victoria Coach Station - Manchester (Shudehill Interchange)
15:30 - 20:40
£ 7.29
Flixbus-logo
Flixbus
Duration: 4 h 40 min
London Finchley Road - Manchester (Shudehill Interchange)
16:00 - 20:40
£ 7.29
Flixbus-logo
Flixbus
Duration: 5 h
London Victoria Coach Station - Manchester (Shudehill Interchange)
17:00 - 22:00
£ 9.11
Flixbus-logo
Flixbus
Duration: 4 h 30 min
London Finchley Road - Manchester (Shudehill Interchange)
17:30 - 22:00
£ 9.11
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 5 h
London Victoria Coach Station - Manchester Central Bus Station
14:30 - 19:30
£ 10.55
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 5 h
London Victoria Coach Station - Manchester Central Bus Station
15:30 - 20:30
£ 10.55
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 5 h
London Victoria Coach Station - Manchester Central Bus Station
16:30 - 21:30
£ 10.55

How long will it take me to travel from London to Manchester by bus?

In order to get from London to Manchester faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between London and Manchester will complete the journey in 3 h 50 min.On average, it will take you about 6 h 1 min to travel the 163.4 mi between London and Manchester.

When do the first and last departures from London to Manchester leave?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from London to Manchester leaving at 00:10. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 23:59.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

How many journeys from London to Manchester are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from London to Manchester can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 54 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Megabus, National Express and Flixbus. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 201 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from London to Manchester. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from London to Manchester varies, but in general, you can expect to find 30 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 24 journeys with one change or more.