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There are 6 ways to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$107 - $182

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Bus  •  7 h 5 min

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

$25 - $34

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Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Stratford to Greater Manchester 204.9 miles

$40 - $65

Subway to London Heathrow, fly, line 44 bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the subway from Stratford station to Lancaster Gate station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the line 44 bus from Manchester City Centre, Chester St to Moss Side, Parkside Rd

Train to Southend, fly  •  4 h 28 min

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

$85 - $341

Train to Southampton, fly  •  5 h 27 min

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

$73 - $193

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The cheapest way to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester is to bus which costs £19 - £27 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester is to train which costs £80 - £140 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stratford to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from London Stratford also for Westfield and arriving at Chorlton upon Medlock, Cambridge St via London Victoria Coach Station and Manchester City Centre, Chinatown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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The distance between Stratford and Greater Manchester is 163 miles. The road distance is 204.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester without a car is to train which takes 3 h 1 min and costs £80 - £140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester, including transfers.

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Stratford to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester is to train which takes 3 h 1 min and costs £80 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £27 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Stratford to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Map of how to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester.
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  • Distance: 162.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

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 $100 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stratford to Greater Manchester every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Stratford station to Lancaster Gate station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Manchester Community Transport
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chester St to Moss Side, Parkside Rd
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours

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Yes, the driving distance between Stratford to Greater Manchester is 205 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to drive from Stratford to Greater Manchester.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 842+ hotels available in Greater Manchester. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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