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There are 7 ways to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester by plane, night bus, bus, train or car

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Fly from London Luton  •  3h 31m

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

£49 - £620

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Bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from MILTON KEYNES Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

£12 - £16

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Night bus to London Heathrow, fly  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the night bus from Old Airport Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

£53 - £283

Bus, train  •  3h 24m

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

£56 - £188

Train  •  3h 34m

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

£79 - £262

Bus, train via Nottingham  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Old Airport Bus Station to Nottingham, Coach Stop S9 240 / ...
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly

£37 - £53

Drive  •  2h 57m

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

£29 - £45

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The cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 4h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from LUTON Airport London and arriving at MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St via MILTON KEYNES Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, 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 bus and train which takes 3h 24m and costs £55 - £190.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m 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 fly which takes 3h 31m and costs £45 - £650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £75 - £270 and takes 3h 34m, you could also bus, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 4h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from London Luton Airport to Manchester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m 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 31m

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

easyJet, Ryanair and nine other airlines fly from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester via Luton Station Interchange, Luton, London St Pancras International LL, and London Euston in around 3h 34m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £340
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £380
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £320
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £380
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Nice
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £290
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Alicante
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£23 - £150
Flights from London Luton to Manchester via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £250
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
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
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
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£14 - £21
Off-Peak Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Single
£40 - £60
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
Night bus from Old Airport Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from MILTON KEYNES Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Bus from Old Airport Bus Station to Nottingham, Coach Stop S9
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
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

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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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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Luton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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