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Manchester to Gatwick by bus

The journey from Manchester to Gatwick by bus is 182.1 mi and takes 8 hrs 30 mins. There are 18 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:05 and the last at 23:40. It is possible to travel from Manchester to Gatwick by bus for as little as £9.28 or as much as £112.43. The best price for this journey is £9.28.

Lowest Price£9.28
Journey Duration8 hrs 30 mins
Connection per Day18
Lowest Price£9.28
Highest Price£112.43
First Departure00:05
Last Departure23:40
Distance182.1 mi
DepartureManchester
ArrivalGatwick
CarriersMegabus, FlixBus

Manchester to Gatwick Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Manchester to Gatwick?

Prices will vary when you travel from Manchester to Gatwick. On average, though, you'll pay about £50.64 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as £9.28, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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When you're traveling from Manchester to Gatwick, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £50.64. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long does the journey from Manchester to Gatwick take by bus?

Traveling from Manchester to Gatwick by bus will usually take 8 hrs 30 mins. This journey covers a distance of 182.1 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 8 hrs 30 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Manchester and Gatwick runs for about 182.1 mi and usually takes approximately 8 hrs 30 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 6 hrs 25 mins. If you are trying to get from Manchester to Gatwick as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many times a day do journeys run from Manchester to Gatwick?

You will be able to travel from Manchester to Gatwick using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 18 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Manchester to Gatwick using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Manchester to Gatwick each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 18 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Manchester to Gatwick. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Gatwick
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Manchester to Gatwick.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Manchester to Gatwick, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Manchester to Gatwick.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £18.89 to £32.67 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 42% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Gatwick

The cheapest Manchester - Gatwick bus tickets can be found for as low as £20.30 if you’re lucky, or £25.13 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £34.71.

Find the best day to travel to Gatwick by bus

When travelling to Gatwick by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

Services on board Megabus, FlixBus and National Express from Manchester to Gatwick
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Manchester to Gatwick CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
20.51kg
Bus
21.98kg
Flight
58.61kg
Car
46.89kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Manchester to Gatwick?
A bus ticket from Manchester to Gatwick is £50.64. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £9.28.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Manchester to Gatwick?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Manchester to Gatwick is £9.28. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Manchester and Gatwick by bus?
Manchester to Gatwick is 182.1 mi.
How long does the bus between Manchester and Gatwick take?
Manchester to Gatwick is on average 8 hrs 30 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hrs 25 mins.
Which companies operate from Manchester to Gatwick?
The bus journey from Manchester to Gatwick is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Megabus, FlixBus and National Express.
How many bus connections per day go from Manchester to Gatwick?
Manchester to Gatwick has 18 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Manchester to Gatwick leave?
The earliest bus from Manchester to Gatwick departs at 00:05. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Manchester to Gatwick depart?
The latest bus from Manchester to Gatwick departs at 23:40. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Manchester to Gatwick in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £9.28 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Manchester to Gatwick by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Manchester and Gatwick is 6 hrs 25 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Manchester to Gatwick?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Manchester and Gatwick.
What are the CO2 emissions for Manchester to Gatwick by bus?
The bus journey from Manchester to Gatwick creates 21.98kg of CO2 emissions.

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