There are 8 ways to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$122 - $197

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 18 min

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

$29 - $38

6 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from East Croydon to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly

$74 - $152

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Croydon to Greater Manchester 207 miles

$40 - $65

Train, line 36 bus to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, line 111 bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from East Croydon to London Victoria
  2. Take the line 36 bus from Victoria to Paddington Rail Station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  4. Take the line 111 bus from Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) to Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd (House 52)

$110 - $314

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN

$101 - $362

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 50 min

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

$77 - $198

Train, line 36 bus to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, line 111 bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from East Croydon to London Victoria
  2. Take the line 36 bus from Victoria to Paddington Rail Station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
  5. Take the line 111 bus from Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) to Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd (House 52)

$119 - $267

What companies run services between Croydon, England and Greater Manchester, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Croydon to Greater Manchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Croydon to Greater Manchester hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Single
$95 - $140
South Western Railway
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) to Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd (House 52)
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Croydon to Greater Manchester?

The distance between Croydon and Greater Manchester is 272 km. The road distance is 331 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester?

The cheapest way to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester is to bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 6 h 18 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester?

The quickest way to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester is to train which takes 3 h and costs £85 - £150.

How long does it take to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester?

It takes approximately 3 h to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester, including transfers.