Manchester to London – your essential guide

Take a coach from Manchester to London and the capital is yours for the taking. Buses to London take you straight into the city centre, so you’re within easy reach of all the big sights. Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are practically on the doorstep, and everything else is just a Tube or bus ride away.If you’re wondering exactly which sights to tick off while you’re here, use our London city guide to plan your break. In fact, you can read it on the way – all megabus coaches have power sockets and free WiFi. So you can sit back, see what’s on in the capital and book tickets from the comfort of your seat.

How long does the bus from Manchester to London take?

The coach journey from Manchester to London usually takes around five hours, although it can be an hour more or less. There are between 11 and 12 megabus services running on this route every day, so you can choose a time to suit your schedule. To find out about what to expect on the coach journey, take a look at our onboard facilities. 


Where does the megabus stop in Manchester and London?

The megabus leaves Manchester from Shudehill Interchange. It’s between the Northern Quarter and Manchester Victoria Coach Station, close to the Arndale shopping centre. Because it’s really central, it’s easy to get here by bus or train from the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford.

If you’ve got some time to kill before your journey to London, take a look at our city guide to Manchester. It covers everything from free events to the best places to head in the evening.

When your coach reaches London, you’ll step off at London Victoria Coach Station. It’s right next to London Victoria railway station, which has great links to the rest of London via the Underground. You can hop on the Victoria, Circle and District lines here, depending on what’s on your must-see list.

Aside from the Tube network, there’s a good bus service to get you around London, and lots of sights are walkable from here. Westminster Cathedral is close by, and Buckingham Palace is just a little bit further. And if you’d rather explore what’s on offer just outside of London, take a mainline train from London Victoria, or hop on the Gatwick Express to one of London’s biggest airports. 

London has so much to offer, so use our handy city guide to help you out!

How much do Manchester to London journeys cost?

megabus tickets from Manchester to London start from as little as £1 plus a 50p booking fee. Prices and tickets are subject to availability, so please read our terms and conditions for more info.

How can I book tickets from Manchester to London?

To book cheap tickets to London with megabus, click book now or just use the journey planner to find your travel dates.