There are 8 ways to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$120 - $193

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 16 min

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

$29 - $35

6 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 37 min

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

$123 - $189

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Stratford to Greater Manchester 204.9 miles

$40 - $65

Tube to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, line 111 bus  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the Tube from Stratford Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the line 111 bus from Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) to Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd (House 52)

$104 - $306

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 45 min

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

$90 - $346

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 52 min

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

$78 - $201

Tube to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train, line 111 bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the Tube from Stratford Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
  4. Take the line 111 bus from Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) to Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd (House 52)

$113 - $259

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Stratford to Greater Manchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stratford to Greater Manchester hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
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
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
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
$55 - $85
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Stratford Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
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, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) to Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd (House 52)
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Stratford to Greater Manchester?

The distance between Stratford and Greater Manchester is 261 km. The road distance is 328 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester?

The cheapest way to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester is to bus which costs £20 - £25 and takes 7 h 16 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester?

The quickest way to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester is to train which takes 2 h 59 min and costs £85 - £140.

Is there a direct bus between Stratford and Greater Manchester?

No, there is no direct bus from Stratford to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from Stratford Centre and arriving at Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd (House 52) via City of London, Fenchurch Street Station, London Victoria Coach Station and Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

How long does it take to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester?

It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester, including transfers.