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There are 6 ways to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

£68 - £248

Cheapest option

Bus via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

£10 - £14

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from London Finchley Road to Manchester Uk023

£17 - £21

Drive  •  3h 42m

  1. Drive from Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester 204.7 miles

£30 - £50

Subway to London Heathrow, fly  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the subway from Canary Wharf station to Baker Street station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

£58 - £206

Train to Southampton, fly  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

£87 - £335

Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester by train and subway

The journey time between Canary Wharf (Station) and Manchester is around 2h 41m and covers a distance of around 190 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 33m. Operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), London Underground (Tube) and Avanti West Coast, the Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester service departs from Canary Wharf DLR Station and arrives in Manchester Piccadilly. Typically 249 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 41m
Fastest journey time:
2h 33m
Journey distance:
190 miles
Services per week:
249
Cheapest price:
£68
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:45
Last service departs at:
21:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester train and subway schedules

Departing Thursday, August 5, 2021

Canary Wharf (Station) → Manchester
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester is to bus via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station which costs £10 - £14 and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester is to train which costs £65 - £250 and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from Rotherhithe, Doubletree Docklands Nelson Dock Pier and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Canary Wharf (Station) station to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Canary Wharf DLR Station and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Bank station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 52m.

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The distance between Canary Wharf (Station) and Manchester is 166 miles. The road distance is 204.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs £65 - £250.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester, including transfers.

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Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs £65 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £22 and takes 5h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 166.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

What companies run services between Canary Wharf (Station), England and Manchester, England?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly hourly. Tickets cost £65 - £240 and the journey takes 2h 7m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London Finchley Road to Manchester 5 times a day. Tickets cost £14 - £18 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £300
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £210
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £140
Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Canary Wharf station to Baker Street station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Finchley Road to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester is 205 miles. It takes approximately 3h 42m to drive from Canary Wharf (Station) to Manchester.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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