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There are 9 ways to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Luton Airport London to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Airport Bus Station to Central station
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly

Train via Nottingham

  1. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Kettering
  2. Take the train from Kettering to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St

Drive

  1. Drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester

Fly from London Luton

  1. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Manchester (MAN)

Bus to London Heathrow, fly

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN)

Train to London Gatwick, fly

  1. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Manchester (MAN)

London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester by bus, train and walk

The journey time between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Manchester is around 3h 20m and covers a distance of around 215 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 22 min. Operated by London General, Thameslink, East Midlands Railways and others, the London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester service departs from Luton Airport, Holiday Inn Express and arrives in Manchester Piccadilly. Typically 309 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

309 Weekly Services
3h 20m Average Duration
£79 Cheapest Price
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London Luton Airport (LTN) → Manchester
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The cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester is to night bus which costs £8 - £11 and takes 5h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester is to drive which takes 2h 59m and costs £30 - £45.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Luton Airport London and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Manchester is 136 miles. The road distance is 173.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs £75 - £270.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester, including transfers.

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London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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The best way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs £75 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 5h 10m, you could also fly, which costs £26 - £200 and takes 3h 28m.

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There is no direct flight from London Luton Airport to Manchester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Map of how to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 136.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between London Luton Airport (LTN), England and Manchester, England?

You can take a train from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester via Luton Airport Parkway Rail Station, Luton Airport Parkway, London St Pancras International LL, and London Euston in around 3h 20m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St twice daily. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £360
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £360
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £360
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£60 - £360
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £360
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £360
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £360
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £360
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Alicante
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£21 - £180
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Kerry
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£21 - £180
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Beziers
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£21 - £180
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£21 - £180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £320
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £290
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£13 - £17
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£26 - £35
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Kettering
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £24
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£22 - £35
Train from Kettering to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£12 - £27
Off-Peak Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£27 - £40
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£18 - £35
Off-Peak Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£40 - £60
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
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 Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £180
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £180
Bus operators
Stagecoach East
Phone
01733207860
Email
cambridge.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Airport Bus Station to Central station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Night bus from Luton Airport London to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
Bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester is 173 miles. It takes approximately 2h 59m to drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester.

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