There are 11 ways to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 7 min

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

$108 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway  •  5 h 2 min

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

$19 - $25

9 alternative options

Bus, train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 23 min

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

$84 - $129

Bus  •  5 h 2 min

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

$35 - $55

Bus National Express, train  •  5 h 34 min

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

$49 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station 172.6 miles

$35 - $55

Bus to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from London Luton Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$76 - $269

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN

$103 - $368

Bus to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from London Luton Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly

$85 - $220

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 49 min

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

$76 - $202

Bus, train to Cambridge, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from London Luton Airport to Hitchin Rail Station
  2. Take the train from Hitchin to Cambridge
  3. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN

$69 - $265

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to bus which costs £14 - £20 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 136 miles. The road distance is 172.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.

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

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No, there is no direct train from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station. However, there are services departing from Luton Airport Parkway and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Terminal 5 station.

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Map of how to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station.
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  • Distance: 135.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station via London St Pancras International LL and London Euston in around 3 h 7 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hitchin to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$18 - $27
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Single
$27 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hitchin to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Airport Bus Station to Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Luton Airport to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Airport Bus Station to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Luton Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Luton Airport to Hitchin Rail Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
nationalexpress.com

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