Buses from Manchester to London

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Fri 19 Jan

05:30 11:10
8 €
05:40 hrs

Sat 20 Jan

06:15 11:10
8 €
04:55 hrs

Sun 21 Jan

06:45 13:10
4 €
06:25 hrs

Mon 22 Jan

06:30 13:10
4 €
06:40 hrs

Tue 23 Jan

06:30 13:10
4 €
06:40 hrs

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Manchester to London Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration5h 53m
Bus arrives inLondon
Buses depart fromManchester
Coach Ticket Price 9.06 €
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

Buses in the United Kingdom are a popular and convenient way to travel between cities. Buses from Manchester to London are operated by National Express with over 20 buses making the journey every day. The first bus departs Manchester at 5:40 a.m. while the last leaves at 12:15 a.m. Buses take between 4½ and 9 hours to arrive in London depending on the service chosen and the number of transfers required. All Manchester to London buses depart from Manchester's Coach Station on Sackville Street and arrive at either London's Victoria Coach Station or Sutton Rail Station.

Edinburgh to London Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Edinburgh to London when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€27

1 Day in Advance

€20

1 Week in Advance

€17

2 Weeks in Advance

€16

1 Month in Advance

€16

3 Months in Advance

€14

Manchester to London Buses: General Information

While taking a bus is slower than both the plane and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 4½ hours to arrive in London.

  • autobus Most Manchester to London buses are run by National Express.
  • autobus Most Manchester to London buses are direct; however, occasional journeys require a transfer in both Birmingham and at London's Heathrow Airport. All buses depart from Manchester's Coach Station on Sackville Street and arrive at either London's Victoria Coach Station or Sutton Rail Station.
  • autobus Buses from Manchester to London take as little as 4 hours and 20 minutes to arrive in London.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Manchester to London bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.





Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Manchester to London buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 26% cheaper on average to purchase a Manchester to London bus ticket a day in advance as opposed to at the station on the day of travel.
  • It is 37% cheaper to book a Manchester to London bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Edinburgh to London bus tickets are 41% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of departure.

Taking the Bus from Manchester

Buses depart from Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station which is located just ten minutes walk from both Manchester'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.

The second largest city in the United Kingdom, Manchester’s hustling and bustling metropolis offers visitors a thriving cultural heritage as well as an exciting nightlife. Take a trip down Oxford Road to explore the numerous galleries, museums, and theatres the city has to offer or get a feel for student life at the University of Manchester’s campus. If you’re in the market for a lively night out, make sure to check The Warehouse Project - an annual electronic music festival that brings some of the world’s best DJs to the city.

Getting into London by Bus

Buses from Manchester to London arrive at London Victoria Coach Station, which is close to many of London's favorite 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 and 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.

London, the UK’s most populous city, is one of the most visited cities in the world for both business and leisure travelers. Boasting exciting nightlife, a cutting-edge art scene and world-class restaurants, this city has something to offer just about anyone. Make sure to check out the world-famous London Eye or the home of the royals in Buckingham Palace. If you’re lucky enough to be there on the weekend head to Borough Market for some interesting browsing.

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