There are 9 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.

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$110 - $182

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Bus  •  7 h 19 min

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

$27 - $32

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road

$71 - $152

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 44 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, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)

$102 - $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

$88 - $343

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 41 min

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

$75 - $196

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 Oxford Road
  4. Take the line 111 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)

$111 - $258

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN

$133 - $274

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The cheapest way to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester is to bus which costs £20 - £25 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester is to train which costs £85 - £150 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stratford to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from Stratford Library and arriving at Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52) via Bishopsgate, All Hallows Church, London Victoria and Manchester City Centre, Major St (Building 101). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 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 2 h 58 min and costs £85 - £150.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester, including transfers.

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Stratford to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria station.

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The best way to get from Stratford to Greater Manchester is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs £85 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £25 and takes 7 h 19 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: 2 h 58 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 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
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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
Flights from Southampton to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $27
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Stratford Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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