There are 8 ways to get from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  2 h 50 min

$115 - $177

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. National Express

$24 - $30

6 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  5 h 55 min

$73 - $151

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. 196.4 miles

$40 - $65

Bus to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow  •  3 h 15 min

  1. MAN - LHR

$99 - $300

Fly Manchester to Southend, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. MAN - SEN

$88 - $330

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 1 min

  1. LBA - LHR

$108 - $254

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. MAN - SOU

$101 - $240

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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 Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
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 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
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 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Claremont Rd/Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd/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, Lloyd St South/Claremont Rd to Manchester City Centre, Oxford St/Gt Bridgewater St (Palace Theatre)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
manct.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Greater Manchester and London Paddington Station is 256 km. The road distance is 314 km.

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station is to bus which costs £17 - £23 and takes 6 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs £85 - £140.

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd and arriving at Paddington Rail Station via Manchester and Marble Arch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Greater Manchester to London Paddington Station, including transfers.