Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester

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The cheapest trains

from Edinburgh
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Aug 22

Cheapest

$69

Average

$116

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester will cost around $ 116 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 69.

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10:12Edinburgh Waverley3h1213:24Manchester Piccadilly
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$691One-way
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08:11Edinburgh Waverley3h1311:24Manchester Piccadilly
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$691One-way
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley3h3212:24Manchester Piccadilly
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$1031One-way
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley3h5412:54Manchester Victoria
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$1711One-way
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09:07Edinburgh Waverley4h1313:20Manchester Piccadilly
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$1711One-way

Train Times

Edinburgh to Manchester

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08:11Edinburgh Waverley3h1311:24Manchester Piccadilly
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley3h3212:24Manchester Piccadilly
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley3h5412:54Manchester Victoria
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09:07Edinburgh Waverley4h1313:20Manchester Piccadilly
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10:12Edinburgh Waverley3h1213:24Manchester Piccadilly
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
Aug 21
$103First Transpennine Express
$21National Express
$133Flybe
Thu
Aug 22
$69First Transpennine Express
$34National Express
$133Flybe
Fri
Aug 23
$69First Transpennine Express
$34National Express
$101Flybe
Sat
Aug 24
$69First Transpennine Express
$32National Express
$101Flybe
Sun
Aug 25
$55First Transpennine Express
$34National Express
$76Flybe
Mon
Aug 26
$55First Transpennine Express
$34National Express
$469British Airways
Tue
Aug 27
$55First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
$76Flybe
Wed
Aug 28
$33First Transpennine Express
$26National Express
$58Flybe
Thu
Aug 29
$38First Transpennine Express
$28National Express
$58Flybe
Fri
Aug 30
$55First Transpennine Express
$28National Express
$76Flybe
Sat
Aug 31
$42First Transpennine Express
$23National Express
$101Flybe
Sun
Sep 1
$47First Transpennine Express
$26National Express
$76Flybe
Mon
Sep 2
$27First Transpennine Express
$23National Express
$58Flybe
Tue
Sep 3
$33First Transpennine Express
$17National Express
$51Flybe
Wed
Sep 4
$33First Transpennine Express
$17National Express
$51Flybe
Thu
Sep 5
$38First Transpennine Express
$12National Express
$40Flybe
Fri
Sep 6
$55First Transpennine Express
$21National Express
$58Flybe
Sat
Sep 7
$42First Transpennine Express
$14National Express
$76Flybe
Sun
Sep 8
$45Virgin Trains
$19National Express
$57Flybe
Mon
Sep 9
$27First Transpennine Express
$12National Express
$40Flybe
Tue
Sep 10
$34First Transpennine Express
$14National Express
$51Flybe

The fastest trains

from Edinburgh
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Aug 22

Fastest Journey

3h 12m

Average

3h 36m

Trains per day

5

Distance

282 km

Of the 5 train that leave Edinburgh for Manchester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 282 km distance in an average of 3h 36m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3h 12m .

The slowest train will take 4h 13m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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10:12Edinburgh Waverley3h1213:24Manchester Piccadilly
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$691One-way
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08:11Edinburgh Waverley3h1311:24Manchester Piccadilly
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$691One-way
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley3h3212:24Manchester Piccadilly
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$1031One-way
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley3h5412:54Manchester Victoria
1 change
$1711One-way
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09:07Edinburgh Waverley4h1313:20Manchester Piccadilly
1 change
$1711One-way

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Journey Summary

Edinburgh to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 13 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $41
Trains depart from:Edinburgh
Trains arrive in:Manchester
Distance:282 km
TrainTrain Companies:First Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains, London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester

Trains in the United Kingdom are an effective way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes in the UK. The main station in Scotland's capital operating trains to Manchester is Waverley station, in the heart of Edinburgh's city center. Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester are provided by East Coast, Virgin Trains, First Transpennine Express, and Northern Rail. Edinburgh to Manchester trains usually depart from Edinburgh's Waverly train station and take between 3-4 hours to arrive at either Manchester's Piccadilly, Deansgate, or Oxford Road train station. Approximately 10 trains travel from Edinburgh to Manchester per day. First Transpennine Trains are usually direct, while other companies typically require a transfer in York.

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Edinburgh to Manchester Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Edinburgh to Manchester when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€81

1 Day in Advance

€81

1 Week in Advance

€43

2 Weeks in Advance

€43

1 Month in Advance

€30

3 Months in Advance

€26


Edinburgh to Manchester Trains: General Information


  • autobus All Edinburgh to Manchester trains are run by either East Coast, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, First Transpennine Express, or Northern Rail.
  • autobus All Edinburgh to Manchester trains are direct, depart from Edinburgh's Waverley train station and arrive at either Manchester's Piccadilly, Deansgate, or Oxford Road train station.
  • autobus The Edinburgh to Manchester train journey takes as little as 3 hours and 13 minutes to arrive in Manchester.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Edinburgh to Manchester train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices for Edinburgh to Manchester trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 47% cheaper to book an Edinburgh to Manchester train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Edinburgh to Manchester train costs are 63% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

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Best fares for trains from Edinburgh to Manchester

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Fri, Aug 23
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:113h 13m10:24
EdinburghManchester
Sat, Aug 24
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:113h 13m10:24
EdinburghManchester
Fastest Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester
Sun, Aug 25
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:163h 7m11:23
EdinburghManchester
Sun, Sep 22
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:163h 7m11:23
EdinburghManchester
Sun, Sep 29
Train
First Transpennine Express
08:163h 7m11:23
EdinburghManchester
Return Train Tickets for Manchester to Edinburgh
Fri, Aug 23
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:263h 10m10:36
ManchesterEdinburgh
Sat, Aug 24
Train
First Transpennine Express
09:263h12:26
ManchesterEdinburgh
Sun, Aug 25
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:433h 10m10:53
ManchesterEdinburgh

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Edinburgh
Manchester
TrainEdinburgh Waverley

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.

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