There are 12 ways to get from Nelson to London 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  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Nelson to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to London Euston

$128 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Nelson to London Victoria Coach Station National Express

$21 - $27

10 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) X43
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston

$111 - $181

Bus, line 60 bus, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Keighley, Bus Station (Keighley Bus Station) M4
  2. Take the line 60 bus from Keighley, Bus Station (Keighley Bus Station) to Leeds City Centre, King Street (Bank of England) 60
  3. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross

$40 - $63

Bus via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) X43
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station National Express

$29 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Nelson to London 235.7 miles

$50 - $75

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

  1. Take the bus from Colne, Bus Station (Stand 4) to Skipton, Fire Station (N/A)
  2. Take the train from Skipton to Shipley
  3. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR

$101 - $251

Train, train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Nelson to Rose Grove
  2. Take the train from Rose Grove to Manchester Victoria
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR

$107 - $318

Bus, train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Colne, Bus Station (Stand 4) to Skipton, Fire Station (N/A)
  2. Take the train from Skipton to Shipley
  3. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Southampton (SOU) LBA - SOU
  4. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

$119 - $301

Train to Manchester, fly to Southend, train  •  5 h 46 min

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

$93 - $344

Train, train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Skipton to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Newcastle
  3. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR

$153 - $438

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  6 h 3 min

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

$80 - $208

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nelson to London is to bus which costs £16 - £21 and takes 7 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nelson to London is to train which costs £95 - £160 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Nelson and London is 184 miles. The road distance is 235.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Nelson to London, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nelson and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nelson to London. However, there are services departing from Nelson and arriving at London Euston via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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What companies run services between Nelson, Lancashire, England and London, England?

You can take a train from Nelson to London via Preston in around 3 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nelson to London via Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nelson to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Skipton to Shipley
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nelson to Rose Grove
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Rose Grove to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Skipton to Leeds
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Nelson to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nelson to Rose Grove
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $95
Train from Skipton to Shipley
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$19 - $29
Train from Skipton to Leeds
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$22 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
The Burnley Bus Company
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Colne, Bus Station (Stand 4) to Skipton, Fire Station (N/A)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Burnley & Pendle
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Keighley, Bus Station (Keighley Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Transdev Burnley & Pendl
Phone
03456 040 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Nelson, Bus Station to Keighley, Bus Station (Keighley Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Keighley & District
Phone
01535 603 284
Email
hello@keighleybus.co.uk
Website
keighleybus.co.uk
Bus from Keighley, Bus Station (Keighley Bus Station) to Leeds City Centre, King Street (Bank of England)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
keighleybus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Nelson to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com

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