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There are 9 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Essex by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$125 - $208

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Bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Golders Green National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London National Express

$34 - $49

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Stansted Airport

$114 - $175

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Essex 205.7 miles

$40 - $65

Line 41 bus to Manchester, fly to Southend, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the line 41 bus from Rusholme Ctr to Manchester City Centre, Dickinson St
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  3. Take the train from Shenfield to White Notley

$85 - $330

Line 41 bus to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, subway, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 41 bus from Rusholme Ctr to Manchester City Centre, Dickinson St
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Liverpool Street station
  4. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$119 - $332

Line 41 bus to Manchester, fly to Norwich, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the line 41 bus from Rusholme Ctr to Manchester City Centre, Dickinson St
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Norwich (NWI) MAN - NWI
  3. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester

$117 - $256

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  6 h 48 min

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

$91 - $221

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$126 - $285

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Essex is to bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 8 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Essex is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Essex. However, there are services departing from Rusholme Ctr and arriving at Black Notley, Bulford Lane via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, London Golders Green, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Essex is 163 miles. The road distance is 205.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Essex without a car is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs £95 - £160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Greater Manchester to Essex, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Essex is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs £95 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £40 and takes 8 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Southend Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Greater Manchester to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport London station.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Essex.
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  • Distance: 163.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to Essex via Manchester City Centre, Dickinson St, St Peters Square, Piccadilly, Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston, Euston station, Moorgate station, and London Liverpool Street in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Essex via Manchester City Centre, Dickinson St, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, London Golders Green, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park in around 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to White Notley
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to White Notley
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 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
CrossCountry
London Underground (Tube)
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
58 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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Essex is 206 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Essex.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Southend Airport.

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There are 197+ hotels available in Essex. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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