Edinburgh to Manchester train

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 17

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Transpennine Express
08:12AM3h10
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:22AMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
$861One-way
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
09:00AM4h17
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:17PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$1111One-way
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
08:30AM4h07
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
12:37PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$1141One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:07AM4h10
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:17PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$1141One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
08:52AM3h30
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
12:22PMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
$1301One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, June 17
Transpennine Express
08:12AM3h10
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:22AMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
08:30AM4h07
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
12:37PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
08:52AM3h30
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
12:22PMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
09:00AM4h17
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:17PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:07AM4h10
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:17PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 17

Fastest Journey

3 h 10 m

Average

3 h 50 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

282 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Edinburgh for Manchester every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Transpennine Express
08:12AM3h10
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
11:22AMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
$861One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:52AM3h30
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
12:22PMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
$1301One-way
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
08:30AM4h07
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
12:37PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$1141One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:07AM4h10
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:17PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$1141One-way
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
09:00AM4h17
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:17PMManchester Victoria (MCV)
$1111One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Manchester

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$80 (€70)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, East Coast, CrossCountry or Bus

Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester cover the 174 miles (281 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 8 min with our travel partners like TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, East Coast, CrossCountry or Bus. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $80 (€70), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $37 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains and East Coast from Edinburgh to Manchester trains

Find the best trains from Edinburgh to Manchester with Omio's travel partners TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains and East Coast from $29 (€25). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Transpennine Express is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from Manchester and Liverpool to Scotland, the North East and Yorkshire. It offers a range of services, including express, regional and local trains. Express trains are the fastest, with journey times of up to three hours. Regional trains are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Local trains are the slowest, but offer the most stops. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, group and season tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Transpennine Express are Manchester to Edinburgh, Liverpool to Leeds and Manchester to York. These routes offer a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the cities.

TransPennine Express from Edinburgh to Manchester train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 8 min
  • Cheapest Price: $29

FAQs: Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester can start from as little as $37 (€32) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Manchester is $80 (€70); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Edinburgh to Manchester train time is 3 h 8 min   covering the 174 mile (281 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Manchester leaves at 6: 12 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Manchester leaves at 9: 00 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester without having to change trains with TransPennine Express. There are 6 direct trains from Edinburgh to Manchester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Edinburgh to Manchester train with TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, East Coast, CrossCountry or Bus. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Edinburgh to Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 00 PM.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Manchester from Edinburgh is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 8 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Edinburgh to Manchester is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Manchester from Edinburgh including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Manchester

Edinburgh
Manchester
Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your trip to Manchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
Edinburgh GatewayWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
Edinburgh, Airport

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