Book direct travel from London to Manchester

Our coaches travel from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Central Coach Station up to 15 times a day, from 7am until 11.30pm. With regular, reliable services, £10 returns and £5 single fares, there’s never been a better time to travel with National Express.

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Services and Stops

Services from London to Manchester run from early in the morning until late at night. Route may vary slightly from the map shown here, depending on the time of day you travel.

Please view our London to Manchester timetable for further details on the route/stops for your journey.

About our coaches

A guaranteed reclining leather seat, air conditioning, plug sockets for charging your mobile, friendly drivers to help load your heavy luggage, and a 500-strong fleet of coaches taking you to 100's of UK towns, cities, airports and events from just £5 one way...just a few of the reasons why more of our customers are making the switch from rail to coach...

Taking the coach to Manchester

Coaches from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Central Coach Station depart approximately every hour from 7am onwards. The last coach of the day departs at 11.30pm. London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line. A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre, along with a nearby taxi rank.  Take a look at our London Victoria Coach Station facilities.

Arriving in Manchester by coach

Coaches from London arrive at Manchester Central Coach Station from 11.35am, with up to 13 services a day. Directly outside the station is a dedicated taxi rank, a city-wide tram service, and the Metroshuttle, which ferries you for free between the cities' rail stations. Take a look at our Manchester Central Coach Station facilities.

*Price information correct at time of publication. Information provided by, and on 28/1/16, for equivalent train journeys from London to Manchester compared over several days between 2 March 2016 and 30 March 2016 at 9am, and based on outbound Adult single fare. All prices subject to change.