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There are 8 ways to get from London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station by train, bus, rideshare, car, subway 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.

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$103 - $173

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

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

$18 - $23

6 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
  2. Take the train from Leamington Spa to Manchester Piccadilly

$108 - $173

Rideshare  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Manchester 199.5 miles

$20 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station 200.1 miles

$40 - $65

Subway to London Heathrow, fly  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the subway from Victoria station to Paddington station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$97 - $302

Train to Southend, fly  •  4 h 1 min

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

$89 - $348

Train to Southampton, fly  •  4 h 4 min

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

$69 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to bus which costs £14 - £18 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which costs £75 - £140 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between London Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 164 miles. The road distance is 200.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station without a car is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs £75 - £140.

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.

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London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs £75 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £18 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Map of how to get from London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station.
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  • Distance: 163.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between London Victoria, England and Manchester Piccadilly Station, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
South Western Railway
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
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station is 200 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to drive from London Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Station.

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

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There are 839+ hotels available in Manchester Piccadilly Station. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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