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There are 3 ways to get from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  50m

  1. Take the train from Lancaster to Manchester Oxford Road

£13 - £40

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Bus  •  1h 27m

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

£12 - £16

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Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester 57.1 miles

£9 - £14

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The cheapest way to get from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester is to train which costs £13 - £40 and takes 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lancaster and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lancaster and arriving at Manchester Oxford Road. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50m.

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The distance between Lancaster (Station) and Manchester is 46 miles. The road distance is 57.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 50m and costs £13 - £40.

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The train from Lancaster to Manchester Oxford Road takes 50m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lancaster (Station) to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Lancaster station.

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Lancaster (Station) to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Lancaster station.

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The best way to get from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester is to train which takes 50m and costs £13 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £16 and takes 1h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 45.9 miles
  • Duration: 50m

What companies run services between Lancaster (Station), England and Manchester, England?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester hourly. Tickets cost £16 - £23 and the journey takes 50m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester twice daily. Tickets cost £12 - £16 and the journey takes 1h 20m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£14 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £23
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 Lancaster to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
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Lancaster (Station) to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Lancaster (Station) to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Manchester Oxford Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lancaster (Station) to Manchester is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester.

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