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There are 9 ways to get from Manchester to Mons by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry 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  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Tournai to Mons Ic / ...

151€ - 296€

Cheapest option

Fly Manchester to Charleroi, train  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Charleroi (CRL) MAN - CRL
  2. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Mons

27€ - 199€

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Bus  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Lille 452
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Mons 838

40€ - 115€

Bus, night bus, train  •  14h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  2. Take the night bus from London to Lille, Europe 450
  3. Take the train from Tournai to Mons Ic / ...

82€ - 135€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Mons

222€ - 258€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 14m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Mons

94€ - 141€

Fly Manchester to Brussels, train  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brussels (BRU) MAN - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Mons

58€ - 217€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Mons

104€ - 305€

Fly Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAN - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Mons

86€ - 257€

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Mons is to fly and train which costs £24 - £180 and takes 5h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Mons is to fly and train which costs £50 - £200 and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester station to Mons. However, there are services departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at Mons via London and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester to Mons. However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Mons via London St Pancras Eurostar, Gare de Lille Flandres and Tournai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 25m.

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The distance between Manchester and Mons is 338 miles.

The best way to get from Manchester to Mons without a car is to train which takes 6h 25m and costs £130 - £270.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Manchester to Mons, including transfers.

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Manchester to Mons bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester to Mons train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Mons is to train which takes 6h 25m and costs £130 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £110 and takes 13h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Mons.
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  • Distance: 338.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 25m

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Mons, Belgium?

You can take a train from Manchester to Mons via London Euston, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Gare de Lille Flandres, and Tournai in around 6h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester to Mons via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Lille in around 13h 15m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 460€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 460€
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 390€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 490€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 310€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 270€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
90€ - 150€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
55€ - 85€
Anytime Day Single
90€ - 150€
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 75€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 75€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Tournai to Mons
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Mons
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 21€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
19€ - 21€
1st Class
27€ - 30€
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Mons
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
5€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 13€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Mons
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
11€ - 16€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Tournai to Mons
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 12€
1st Class
9€ - 15€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
149€
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
45€ - 70€
1st Class
70€ - 95€
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Book at
National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
Night bus from London to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Mons
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Manchester to Mons bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Mons station.

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Mons is 1h ahead of Manchester. It is currently 8:17 AM in Manchester and 9:17 AM in Mons.

Manchester to Mons train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Mons station.

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Ethiopian Airlines, KLM and Brussels Airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 104+ hotels available in Mons. Prices start at 63€ per night.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 17m and costs £3 - £6.

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