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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 6 min

$118 - $229

Cheapest option

Bus via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway  •  5 h 7 min

  1. National Express

$20 - $27

9 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. 99

$89 - $139

Train East Midlands Trains  •  4 h 54 min

$43 - $132

Bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. National Express

$40 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. 172.6 miles

$35 - $55

Bus to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 31 min

  1. LHR - MAN

$77 - $269

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 41 min

  1. SEN - MAN

$106 - $400

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 5 min

  1. SOU - MAN

$88 - $245

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

  1. LHR - LBA

$86 - $221

Line 777 bus, train, bus to Cambridge, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 17 min

  1. CBG - MAN

$75 - $273

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 6 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 50 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
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hitchin to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $29
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $26
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $27
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hitchin to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Airport Bus Station to Hitchin, St Mary's Square
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from The Busway Railway Station to Cambridge, Emmanuel Street (St Andrew's Street)
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
C G Myall & Son
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Railway Station to Drummer St Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
C G Myall & Son

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 217 km. The road distance is 276 km.

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 7 min.

The quickest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to drive which takes 2 h 54 min and costs £27 - £40.

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 6 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luton Airport and arriving at Manchester. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.