There are 8 ways to get from London to Greater Manchester 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  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$112 - $170

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 5 min

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

$21 - $26

6 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road

$70 - $141

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from London to Greater Manchester 197.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, line 111 bus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the line 111 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)

$99 - $298

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 54 min

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

$90 - $346

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 58 min

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

$72 - $189

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road

$108 - $251

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Greater Manchester is to bus which costs £16 - £20 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Greater Manchester is to train which costs £85 - £130 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between London and Greater Manchester is 162 miles. The road distance is 197.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from London to Greater Manchester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52) via Manchester City Centre, Major St (Building 101). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between London, England and Greater Manchester, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London to Greater Manchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Greater Manchester every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 40 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
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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