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

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 29 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston

$108 - $182

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 59 min

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

$26 - $33

7 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International

$75 - $152

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to ExCeL London 216.2 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, Tube, train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Tower Hill Underground Station
  4. Take the train from Tower Gateway DLR Station to Custom House (for ExCel) DLR Station

$104 - $310

Fly Manchester to Southend, train  •  4 h 26 min

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

$85 - $328

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  4 h 45 min

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

$76 - $198

Bus to Manchester, fly to London City  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London City (LCY) MAN - LCY

$80 - $363

Bus, train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, Tube, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
  3. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  4. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Tower Hill Underground Station
  5. Take the train from Tower Gateway DLR Station to Custom House (for ExCel) DLR Station

$113 - $264

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to ExCeL London is to bus which costs £19 - £25 and takes 7 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to ExCeL London is to bus and fly which costs £60 - £280 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and ExCeL London is 165 miles. The road distance is 216.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Greater Manchester to ExCeL London, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to ExCeL London station. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Prince Regent Station via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Victoria, Eccleston Bridge and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 59 min.

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What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and ExCeL London, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Greater Manchester to ExCeL London every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Greater Manchester to ExCeL London every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 4 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 London City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
London Underground (Tube)
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Tower Gateway DLR Station to Custom House (for ExCel) DLR Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
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 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Manchester Community Transport
Phone
0161 946 9255
Email
info@manct.org
Website
manct.org
Bus from Moss Side, Claremont Rd to Manchester City Centre, Gt Bridgewater St (Palace Theatre)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
manct.org

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