There are 8 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Paddington 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  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston

$112 - $173

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester to London Marble Arch National Express

$22 - $26

6 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxford
  2. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington

$103 - $173

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Paddington Station 198.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Manchester to London Heathrow  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR

$96 - $297

Fly Manchester to Southend, train  •  3 h 53 min

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

$85 - $327

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  4 h 7 min

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

$98 - $237

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 8 min

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

$105 - $249

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Paddington Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Paddington Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxford
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and London Paddington Station is 258 km. The road distance is 317 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Paddington Station is to bus which costs £16 - £20 and takes 5 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Paddington Station is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs £80 - £130.

No, there is no direct train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Paddington Station. However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at London Paddington via Oxford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Paddington Station. However, there are services departing from Manchester and arriving at Paddington Rail Station via Marble Arch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Paddington Station, including transfers.

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