As the two biggest travel and cultural hubs of England, Manchester and London are well connected with lots of travel links to cover the 170 miles between them.
British Airways run regular flights every day between Manchester Airport and London’s Heathrow, City and Southend airports. Flights take about an hour and are the fastest way between the cities.
With just a single change at Manchester Piccadilly, the journey from London Euston to Manchester Airport is both straightforward and fast – clocking in around 2 hours 30 minutes. With regular services throughout the day, it’s the natural option for those who want an alternative to flying.
There are several coach routes that run directly from Manchester Airport to London Victoria Coach Station. A great way to see the country and keep costs to a minimum, the journey takes as little as 4 hours 30 minutes and drops you off in the heart of London.
Driving to and from Manchester Airport and London takes between 3 hours 30 minutes and 5 hours depending on traffic around Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford and London. The route follows the M56 and A40 and can be reduced by using the M6 Toll. There’s also the option to hire a car from the airport if you don’t have your own. When driving up from London for a flight, you may want to consider coming a day earlier and booking a hotel room to avoid traffic delays.