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Manchester - Shudehill
London - London Finchley Road (Stop CL)
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Bus Manchester to London: Trip Overview

Bus Manchester to London: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$22
Average bus trip duration5h 30m
Number of daily buses127
Earliest bus departure12:05 AM
Distance162 miles (260 km)
Latest bus departure11:40 PM
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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 Nov 30, 2023 with a price of $10

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 $10 to $91 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 $10 which is on 2023-11-30.

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.


See what travelers are saying about the trip from Manchester to London

3.9 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Manchester to London

Ratings and Reviews (257)

Internet was not available i dont like

Jasvir K.

November 17, 2023
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
I am deeply satisfied with safe driving and time management.

Chima A.

November 7, 2023
It was very nice experience and I enjoyed it.

Vivian K.

November 5, 2023
Timely departure

Ifeanyi O.

October 24, 2023

Manchester to London Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses127
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:05AM - 11:40PM
Minimum Price$8
Average Ticket Price$22
Minimum Trip Duration3h55m
Average Bus Trip Duration5h30m
Distance162 miles (260 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteNational Express, Megabus UK, FlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Manchester - London

Both buses and trains are available for traveling between these two cities. Both are practical and eco-friendly ways to travel to London. Another option is using carpool services and riding with fellow travelers.

The average travel time from Manchester to London is about 5h 30m, although the minimum time it takes to get there is 3h 55m with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 163 miles (263 km) that separate the two cities.

Manchester and London are 163 miles (263 km) apart.

About 127 buses travel this route daily, provided by National Express, Megabus UK and FlixBus. The number of buses from Manchester to London can differ depending on the day of the week. Want to make your bus journey from Manchester to London as easy as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.

The bus service operates from 12:05 AM for the initial departure and runs until 11:40 PM for the final departure.

Most of the buses traveling from Manchester to London leave from Shudehill and arrive at Victoria Coach Station. These are the most popular departure and arrival locations on this route, there are other pick-up and drop-off locations that could make it easier for you to reach your destination.

The cheapest way to travel this route is by bus. With prices starting at $8, you won't find a more affordable way to get there.

The bus ticket costs $22 on average. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $8 to $126, so it's good to do your research before booking.

Once in London, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Hampton Court Palace, Natural History Museum, St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and The British Museum.

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 TypeBusTravel Time5h 30mAvg Price$22Daily Departures127
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time2h 12mAvg Price$63Daily Departures14
Vehicle TypeCarpoolTravel Time4h 20mAvg Price$31Daily Departures2

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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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