There are 8 ways to get from King's Cross Station to Manchester Piccadilly 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.

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$110 - $170

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Bus  •  6 h 4 min

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

$21 - $28

6 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  4 h 17 min

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

$68 - $144

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from King's Cross Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station 200.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$75 - $265

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 45 min

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

$90 - $347

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4 h 56 min

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

$85 - $218

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 21 min

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

$72 - $191

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from King's Cross Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to bus which costs £15 - £21 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from King's Cross Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which costs £80 - £130 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between King's Cross Station and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 162 miles. The road distance is 200.4 miles.

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The train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly takes 2 h 4 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Euston and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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What companies run services between King's Cross Station, England and Manchester Piccadilly Station, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from King's Cross Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from King's Cross Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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
$80 - $120
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $26
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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