Bus London to Manchester and return

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When booking a bus from London to Manchester you can choose different options. If you're in a hurry go for the fastest one, which is provided by megabus and which will get you to your destination in 4h 29m. Regarding prices, you can typically get cheap bus tickets for Manchester - London starting from $6.21.

London to Manchester Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$3.73
Fastest Bus4h 5m
Distance162.8 miles
Bus CompaniesNational Express, megabus
  Bus London - Manchester    163 mi
Ø Bus connections13 x
Savings-40%

The cheapest bus routes from London to Manchester

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • London
    Manchester
      1:00 AM
      5:05 AM
    22 Jul
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $3.73
  • London
    Manchester
      1:00 AM
      5:05 AM
    5 Aug
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $3.73
  • London
    Manchester
      1:00 AM
      5:05 AM
    20 Jul
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $3.73
  • London
    Manchester
      1:00 AM
      5:05 AM
    12 Aug
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $3.73
  • London
    Manchester
      2:30 PM
      9:10 PM
    31 Jul
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $3.73
  • London
    Manchester
      1:00 AM
      5:05 AM
    31 Jul
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $3.73
  • London
    Manchester
      1:00 AM
      5:05 AM
    31 Jul
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $3.73
  • London
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    18 Jul
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.21
  • London
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    23 Jul
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.21
  • London
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    24 Jul
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.21
  • London
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    25 Jul
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.21
  • London
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    6 Aug
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.21
  • London
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    31 Jul
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.21


  Carpooling London - Manchester    163 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from London to Manchester

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • London
    Manchester
      12:00 PM
      4:40 PM
    26 Jul
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $22.37
  • London
    Manchester
      9:00 AM
      2:10 PM
    25 Jul
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $23.61
  • London
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      9:20 PM
    19 Jul
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $24.86
  • London
    Manchester
      4:00 PM
      8:30 PM
    21 Jul
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $24.86


  Bus Manchester - London    163 mi
Ø Bus connections13 x
Savings-96%

The cheapest bus routes from Manchester to London

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Manchester
    London
      7:00 AM
      11:20 AM
    28 Jul
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $3.48
  • Manchester
    London
      7:00 AM
      11:05 AM
    31 Jul
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $3.48
  • Manchester
    London
      6:30 AM
      11:05 AM
    26 Jul
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $3.73
  • Manchester
    London
      7:00 AM
      11:20 AM
    18 Aug
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $3.73
  • Manchester
    London
      8:20 AM
      2:00 PM
    19 Jul
    megabusmegabus
    from $5.90
  • Manchester
    London
      8:20 AM
      2:00 PM
    25 Jul
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.10
  • Manchester
    London
      8:20 AM
      2:00 PM
    26 Jul
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.10
  • Manchester
    London
      8:20 AM
      2:00 PM
    2 Aug
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.10
  • Manchester
    London
      8:20 AM
      2:00 PM
    5 Aug
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.10
  • Manchester
    London
      8:20 AM
      2:00 PM
    9 Aug
    megabusmegabus
    from $6.10
  • Manchester
    London
      5:40 PM
      7:55 PM
    31 Jul
    Barons BusBarons Bus
    from $10.00
  • Manchester
    London
      1:30 PM
      8:40 PM
    31 Jul
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $33.00
  • Manchester
    London
      7:15 AM
      3:20 PM
    31 Jul
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $35.00
  • Manchester
    London
      7:45 PM
      9:50 AM
    31 Jul
    Marino AutolineeMarino Autolinee
    from $77.44


  Carpooling Manchester - London    163 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Manchester to London

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Manchester
    London
      6:00 AM
      11:10 AM
    21 Jul
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $23.61
  • Manchester
    London
      10:00 AM
      2:20 PM
    19 Jul
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $24.86
  • Manchester
    London
      9:00 AM
      1:20 PM
    24 Jul
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $24.86
  • Manchester
    London
      11:00 AM
      3:40 PM
    28 Jul
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $27.34


Current ticket prices

There's nothing you love more than a good travel bargain? Then you should definitely consider taking a bus. Ticket prices for the route London - Manchester are currently starting from $6.21. They can also be slightly more expensive though, for instance, when you book your bus at short notice. One tip is to compare prices for different departure times if you're flexible timewise. Taking an earlier bus can allow you to save some dollars on top.

Bus stops in London and Manchester

  Stations
Chorlton St 16, Manchester (United Kingdom)
Bradshaw St , Manchester (United Kingdom)

More on bus features and services

Taking the bus is not only affordable but it's also environmentally friendly thanks to its low carbon emissions. Bus operators have also taken giant steps to modernize their fleet. Most of the amenities you get when taking the train or flying, can also be found on board a bus.

Buses have become the way to travel in the 21st century. Unlike most other transportation modes, if you buy a bus ticket from London to Manchester, there’s one operator offering complimentary WiFi: megabus. That way you'll be able to snapchat your route or get some work done if you're on business. When taking a bus from Manchester to London, also check whether the bus of your choice is equipped with entertainment systems.

Keep in mind that it’s best to check and compare offers: The on-board features of the different bus companies which serve routes from London to Manchester and back can differ considerably. That's exactly what we're here for: to help you find the right bus. The choice is yours - travel smart!

London and Manchester: Useful Info

London
7.56 Million
Manchester
395,515
Taxi
$9.31
$5.93
London
Manchester
A cab ride in London is 37% more expensive than in Manchester.
Local buses
$3.11
$3.23
London
Manchester
A bus fare in London is 4% cheaper than in Manchester.
Beer
$5.59
$4.35
London
Manchester
A large beer in London is 23% more expensive than in Manchester.
Water
$1.10
$1.39
London
Manchester
A bottle of water in London is 21% cheaper than in Manchester.
Meal
$7.79
$6.24
London
Manchester
A meal in London is 20% more expensive than in Manchester.
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