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

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Train  •  3h 11m

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

£95 - £156

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Bus via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14  •  5h

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

£29 - £42

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Bus, train  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Airport Bus Station to Central station 99
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly

£66 - £103

Bus  •  4h 55m

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

£35 - £45

Bus, train via Sheffield  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Airport Bus Station to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange 240
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly

£42 - £58

Drive  •  2h 57m

  1. Drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester 173.2 miles

£28 - £45

Bus to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  3h 26m

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

£60 - £213

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4h 41m

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

£62 - £177

Bus to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly

£66 - £177

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luton Airport London and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 55m.

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The distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Manchester is 136 miles. The road distance is 173.2 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 11m and costs £90 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m 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 Luton Airport London station.

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The best way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs £90 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £45 and takes 4h 55m.

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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 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 11m

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 Station Interchange, Luton, London St Pancras International, and London Euston in around 3h 11m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester once daily. Tickets cost £35 - £45 and the journey takes 4h 55m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Single
£14 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Single
£21 - £35
Thameslink
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£80 - £130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £130
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£35 - £60
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £95
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £19
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £20
South Western Railway
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Airport Bus Station to Central station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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 Luton Airport London to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £45
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National Express
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £28
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National Express
Bus from Airport Bus Station to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £40
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National Express
Bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £17
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National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester is 173 miles. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester.

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

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