There are 7 ways to get from Elgin to Manchester by bus, plane, train, night train, night bus or car

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Line 10 bus to Inverness, fly  •  4 h 16 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

$82 - $251

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Night train, train  •  9 h

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

$62 - $91

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Train to Aberdeen, fly  •  4 h 39 min

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

$69 - $178

Train  •  8 h 44 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

$122 - $221

Bus  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$70 - $91

Train, night bus  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange M11

$92 - $133

Drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Elgin to Manchester 391.9 miles

$80 - $130

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No, there is no direct bus from Elgin station to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from Elgin, Bus Station and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter), Inverness, Bus Station and Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 47 min.

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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 44 min.

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The distance between Elgin and Manchester is 293 miles. The road distance is 391.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Elgin to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 8 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Elgin to Manchester, including transfers.

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Elgin to Manchester bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Elgin to Manchester train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Elgin station.

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The best way to get from Elgin to Manchester is to train which takes 8 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Inverness Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Elgin to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Map of how to get from Elgin to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 292.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Elgin to Manchester via Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter), Inverness, Marks and Spencer, Inverness, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, and Glasgow in around 11 h 47 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 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 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
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 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $25
Train from Elgin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Train from Elgin to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $80
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Elgin to Preston
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$200
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
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 Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
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Elgin to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Elgin to Manchester is 392 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to drive from Elgin to Manchester.

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Flybe and Loganair offer flights from Inverness Airport to Manchester Airport.

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