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There are 7 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) by plane, train, subway, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  1h

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

£45 - £170

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Bus, night bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Birmingham Airport National Express
  2. Take the night bus from Birmingham Airport to Manchester Airport National Express

£13 - £17

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Train, subway to London City, fly  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Manchester (MAN) LCY - MAN

£102 - £390

Subway, train  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

£76 - £264

Train  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Wilmslow

£73 - £270

Bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Airport The Station M11

£17 - £33

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) 191.4 miles

£29 - £45

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) by subway and train

The journey time between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Manchester Airport (MAN) is around 3h 51m and covers a distance of around 212 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 30m. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Avanti West Coast, Northern Rail and others, the London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) service departs from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station and arrives in Manchester Airport. Typically 166 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 51m
Fastest journey time:
3h 30m
Services per week:
166
Cheapest price:
£76
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:27
Last service departs at:
20:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) subway and train schedules

Departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) → Manchester Airport (MAN)
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to bus and night bus which costs £13 - £17 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to fly which costs £45 - £170 and takes 1h.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) station. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Manchester Airport The Station via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station to Manchester Airport (MAN). However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station and arriving at Manchester Airport via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 51m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Manchester Airport (MAN) is 153 miles. The road distance is 191.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) without a car is to subway and train which takes 3h 51m and costs £75 - £270.

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It takes approximately 1h to fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN), including transfers and time at the airport.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to fly which takes 1h and costs £45 - £170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £70 - £270 and takes 4h 1m, you could also bus, which costs £17 - £35 and takes 6h 40m.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN).
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  • Distance: 152.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Manchester Airport (MAN), England?

British Airways flies from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) 4 times a day. Alternatively, Avanti West Coast operates a train from London Euston to Wilmslow hourly. Tickets cost £65 - £230 and the journey takes 1h 46m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Flights from London City to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Train operators
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £11
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£65 - £240
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £90
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £240
Train from London Euston to Wilmslow
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £230
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £90
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £230
Bus operators
Megabus UK
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Birmingham Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
Night bus from Birmingham Airport to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Manchester Airport The Station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Wilmslow station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN) is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Manchester Airport (MAN).

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

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