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There are 7 ways to get from West Sussex to Manchester 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.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Billingshurst to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Billingshurst to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St

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Train, bus via Manchester Shudehill Interchange

  1. Take the train from Billingshurst to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Shudehill Interchange

Drive

  1. Drive from West Sussex to Manchester

Train to London Heathrow, fly

  1. Take the train from Billingshurst to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN)

Fly from London Gatwick

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Manchester (MAN)

Train to Southampton, fly

  1. Take the train from Barnham to Southampton Central
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN)

West Sussex to Manchester by train and subway

The journey time between West Sussex and Manchester is around 3h 55m and covers a distance of around 232 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 23 min. Operated by Southern Service, London Underground (Tube) and Avanti West Coast, the West Sussex to Manchester service departs from Billingshurst and arrives in Manchester Piccadilly. Typically 209 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

209 Weekly Services
3h 55m Average Duration
£81 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from West Sussex to Manchester is to train and bus which costs £22 - £50 and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from West Sussex to Manchester is to train which costs £80 - £280 and takes 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from West Sussex to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Billingshurst and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Victoria station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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It is 189 miles from West Sussex to Manchester. It is approximately 244.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from West Sussex to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs £80 - £280.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from West Sussex to Manchester, including transfers.

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West Sussex to Manchester train services, operated by Southern Service, depart from Billingshurst station.

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The best way to get from West Sussex to Manchester is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs £80 - £280. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £35 - £260 and takes 5h 15m.

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

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West Sussex to Manchester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Map of how to get from West Sussex to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between West Sussex, England and Manchester, England?

You can take a train from West Sussex to Manchester via London Victoria, Victoria station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 3h 55m. Alternatively, Ryanair, easyJet and two other airlines fly from West Sussex to Manchester hourly.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £310
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £310
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £310
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £310
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £310
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £310
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £310
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£70 - £310
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£70 - £310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £460
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £310
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Cork
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£25 - £310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £370
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Manchester via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Train operators
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Billingshurst to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £40
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£13 - £19
Anytime 1st Class
£28 - £40
Train from Barnham to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £35
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £14
Anytime 1st Class
£23 - £35
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Barnham to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£23 - £35
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
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between West Sussex to Manchester is 244 miles. It takes approximately 4h 13m to drive from West Sussex to Manchester.

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

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There are 234+ hotels available in Manchester. Prices start at £87 per night.

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The best way to get from West Sussex to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs £7 - £16.

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