There are 8 ways to get from Elgin to Manchester by bus, plane, train, night train or car

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

Line 10 bus to Inverness, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 10 bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter)
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN

$77 - $249

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Huntly, The Square (Huntly Square) 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aberdeen, Scotland to Manchester National Express

$39 - $55

6 alternative options

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Dyce
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Manchester (MAN) ABZ - MAN

$69 - $181

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Dyce
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) ABZ - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria

$119 - $364

Train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Aberdeen
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Manchester Piccadilly

$135 - $223

Bus Megabus UK  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange M11

$72 - $125

Night train, train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the night train from Elgin to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly

$155 - $214

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Elgin to Manchester 391.9 miles

$80 - $130

What companies run services between Elgin, Scotland and Manchester, England?

You can take a train from Elgin to Manchester via Aberdeen and Haymarket in around 8 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Elgin to Manchester via Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter), Inverness, Marks and Spencer, Inverness, Bus Station, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 11 h 34 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Aberdeen to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Elgin to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $26
Train from Elgin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $28
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Night train from Elgin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $75
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $26
Train from Haymarket to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $130
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Huntly, The Square (Huntly Square)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Elgin to Manchester?

The distance between Elgin and Manchester is 468 km. The road distance is 627 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Elgin to Manchester?

The cheapest way to get from Elgin to Manchester is to bus which costs £28 - £40 and takes 12 h 23 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Elgin to Manchester?

The quickest way to get from Elgin to Manchester is to line 10 bus and fly which takes 4 h 7 min and costs £55 - £180.

Is there a direct train between Elgin and Manchester?

No, there is no direct train from Elgin to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Elgin and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Aberdeen and Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

Is there a direct bus between Elgin and Manchester?

No, there is no direct bus from Elgin to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Elgin, Bus Station and arriving at Shudehill Interchange via Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter), Inverness, Bus Station and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 34 min.

How long does it take to get from Elgin to Manchester?

It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Elgin to Manchester, including transfers.