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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$108 - $183

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 24 min

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

$26 - $35

6 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  6 h 15 min

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

$100 - $144

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Croydon to Greater Manchester 207 miles

$40 - $65

Train, subway to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from East Croydon to London Victoria
  2. Take the subway from Victoria station to Paddington station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  4. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn to Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd

$106 - $314

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester, bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from East Croydon to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn to Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd

$99 - $360

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 29 min

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

$75 - $198

Train, subway to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from East Croydon to London Victoria
  2. Take the subway from Victoria station to Paddington station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
  5. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn to Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd

$110 - $261

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester is to bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester is to train which costs £80 - £150 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Croydon and Greater Manchester is 170 miles. The road distance is 207 miles.

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The best way to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester without a car is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs £80 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs £80 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £27 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Croydon to Greater Manchester is 207 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to drive from Croydon to Greater Manchester.

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

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There are 824+ hotels available in Greater Manchester. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Croydon to Greater Manchester.
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  • Distance: 169.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

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 $100 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Croydon to Greater Manchester every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from East Croydon to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from East Croydon to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
South Western Railway
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
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
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn to Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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