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Coach from Manchester to London

From £12.90 one-way*

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Departures: up to 13 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Manchester to London

Our coaches travel from Manchester Central Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station up to 13 times a day. With regular, reliable services and fares starting from £12.90 one-way*, you can travel with style for less.

Manchester to London journey information
Fastest journey time 4 hrs (to Golders Green)
Cheapest price From £12.90
Distance (approx) 334km
No. of stops 3 (fastest service, other services may vary)
First & last journey daily 7:00am/23:50pm

Our Manchester to London services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

540 coach towards London

Our 540 service travels up to 12 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • London (Golders Green)
  • London (Finchley Road)
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

422 coach towards London

Our 422 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester Airport
  • Penkridge
  • Wolverhampton Bus Station
  • Dudley Bus Station
  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Birmingham Airport
  • Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • Luton Airport
  • London (Golders Green)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

Manchester to London route map

Departing from Manchester Central Coach Station

Coaches from Manchester arrive at London Victoria Coach Station from early in the morning until late at night, with up to 13 services per day.

Travelling to the station? Taxis drop you at a dedicated taxi rank outside the station, which is also served by 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.

Arriving at London Victoria Coach Station

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.

Victoria Rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Manchester to London?

The first coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 7.00am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 12.05pm.

When is the last coach from Manchester to London?

The last coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 23.50pm, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 6.20am.

How much is the coach from Manchester to London?

A one-way journey from Manchester to London is available from £12.90*.

How long does the coach take from Manchester to London?

Our fastest coach journey from Manchester to London takes 4 hours to our Golders Green stop.

What happens if I miss my coach from Manchester to London?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 7 June 2022 for travel between 7 June 2022 and 4 October 2022.

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