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There are 10 ways to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train via London Euston  •  3 h 6 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

$126 - $201

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport to Manchester National Express

$40 - $60

8 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly

$95 - $150

Bus, train  •  5 h 35 min

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

$54 - $72

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 28 min

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

$78 - $269

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 27 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

$109 - $374

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 51 min

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

$91 - $219

Bus to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 13 min

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

$87 - $223

Train to Cambridge, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Hitchin to Cambridge
  2. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN

$80 - $278

Map of how to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 135.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 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 hours 6 minutes. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station twice a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4 hours 45 minutes.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Avg. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Avg. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Avg. Duration
1 h 3 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
Avg. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
Avg. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Avg. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Avg. 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
Avg. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Avg. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $26
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Avg. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hitchin to Cambridge
Avg. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport to Manchester
Avg. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Airport Bus Station to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange
Avg. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport to Heathrow Airport London
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

How far is it from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

The cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to drive which costs £30 and takes 2 hours 54 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

The quickest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to drive which takes 2 hours 54 minutes and costs £30.

Is there a direct train between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Manchester Piccadilly Station?

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 hours 6 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Manchester Piccadilly Station?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luton Airport and arriving at Manchester. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 hours 45 minutes.

How long does it take to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

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