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TomorrowNov 30
from $15
FriDec 1
from $20
SatDec 2
from $19
SunDec 3
from $43
MonDec 4
from $15
TueDec 5
from $11
WedDec 6
from $11
ThuDec 7

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Manchester - Shudehill
London - Victoria Coach Station
Manchester - Shudehill
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London - London Finchley Road (Stop CL)
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Manchester - Shudehill
London - Finchley Road
Manchester - Shudehill
London - Finchley Road
Manchester - Airport (MAN)
London - Finchley Road
Bus Manchester to London: Trip Overview

Bus Manchester to London: Trip Overview

Average Ticket Price$31
Average Bus Trip Duration5h 30m
Number of daily buses127
Earliest bus departure12:05 AM
Distance260 km
Latest bus departure11:40 PM
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According to the reviews, customers have expressed overall satisfaction with the service. They enjoyed smooth driving and found the drivers to be competent and friendly. However, there were some minor issues mentioned such as late arrival in London due to road traffic accident, non-functioning wifi, uncomfortable coach temperature during a long ride, lack of charging points or footrests in some coaches. Despite these concerns, customers still consider it a good value for money option with comfortable seats and clean coaches.

National Express Manchester London recent customer reviews

best part: bus’s was on time, worst part: toilet is not a very good idea in the bus.

Mansur Y.October 5, 2023

My coach was half an hour delayed to start with. The time of arrival at London Victoria was at 4 pm. We arrived an hour late. Also, it was too cold inside the coach which is always a problem with National Express coaches.

Aaliya K.September 1, 2023

The trip was not on schedule, both departure and arrival (almost 1 hr late). The coach was stuffy throughout the 5 hr ride, very uncomfortable.

Kum Soei C.June 2, 2023

According to customer reviews, there are mixed opinions about the bus service. Some customers appreciate that their buses arrived early and find the comfort level satisfactory. However, there have been complaints about issues with wipers causing delays and missed appointments. Other concerns include dirty toilets, lack of air conditioning leading to discomfort for passengers, tight seating for tall individuals, unpleasant smells on board, non-functional power sockets and rude conductors. Overall satisfaction seems to vary among customers.

Megabus Manchester London recent customer reviews

Very bad as the bus get delayed for 120 mins and we have to wait in the bus and the staff in bus was rude to everyone

Mohib K.November 7, 2023

Great once the bus arrived ( no signage at Manchester bus station, telling us of the arrival time ) bus was a little late. Journey was excellent quick and efficient. Sitting near the Loo - slight urine smell.

Fabio G.October 11, 2023

Bus was more than an hour late, which cascaded into me missing my other bus despite factoring been late in.

Peter O.October 1, 2023
United Kingdom Bus Companies: BlaBlaBus, Union Ivkoni, Sindbad

Manchester to London Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses127
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:05AM - 11:40PM
Minimum Price$11
Average Ticket Price$31
Minimum Trip Duration3h55m
Average Bus Trip Duration5h30m
Distance260 km
Bus companies on this routeNational Express, Megabus UK, FlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the trip Manchester - London

The average bus ticket price from Manchester to London is $31. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Manchester to London is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

The average travel time between Manchester and London is around 5h 30m, although the fastest bus will take about 3h 55m.This is the time it takes to travel the 263 km that separates the two cities.

The number of buses from Manchester to London can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 127 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Manchester to London by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the bus from Manchester to London, you can travel comfortably and safely with National Express, Megabus UK, FlixBus.

Buses travelling between Manchester and London leave from Coach Station or Manchester Airport and arrive at Victoria Coach Station, Marble Arch, Finchley Road.

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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from Manchester to London was searched and found on Dec 4, 2023 with a price of CA$14

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Manchester to London, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from CA$14 to CA$127 for a bus ticket from Manchester to London based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at CA$14 which is on 2023-12-04.

Usually National Express will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Manchester and London!

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Manchester to London, get comfy and count the stars.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Manchester to London.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Manchester to London while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.

It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

What's the cheapest way to go from Manchester to London?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel timeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel time2h 12mAvg Price$88Daily Departures14
Vehicle TypeCarpoolTravel time4h 20mAvg Price$43Daily Departures2
Vehicle TypeBusTravel time5h 30mAvg Price$31Daily Departures127

The best way to travel between Manchester and London is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $31 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $11. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to London, choose the bus, as it will take you from Manchester to London in about 2h 12m —that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to Manchester by bus?

Bus from London to Manchester

You can also go to London by train

Train from Manchester to London

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