There are 7 ways to get from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the train from Stockport to London Euston

£75 - £243

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 25m

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

£19 - £23

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Train via Oxford  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Stockport to Oxford
  2. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington

£101 - £257

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station 196.4 miles

£30 - £50

Line 150 bus to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the line 150 bus from Fallowfield, Nantwich Rd to Chorlton P.O.
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR

£51 - £241

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  4h 37m

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

£83 - £273

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR

£64 - £312

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station is to bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station is to train which costs £70 - £250 and takes 2h 58m.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and London Paddington Station is 160 miles. The road distance is 196.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station without a car is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs £70 - £250.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs £70 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £24 and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station is 196 miles. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station.

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

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There are 6235+ hotels available in London Paddington Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station.
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  • Distance: 160 miles
  • Duration: 2h 58m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £65 - £230 and the journey takes 1h 58m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 5m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £320
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £210
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Oxford
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day 1st Class
£140 - £200
Anytime Day
£70 - £85
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£15 - £23
Advanced Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £50
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£9 - £15
Advanced Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £27
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
TfL Rail
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £20
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 Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Book at
National Express
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fallowfield, Nantwich Rd to Chorlton P.O.
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach Manchester

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