Trains from London to Manchester

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The cheapest Trains

from London
to Manchester

Cheapest

$204

Average

$207

Showing times and prices for May 28

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

The average ticket from London to Manchester will cost around $ 207 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 204.

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09:00London Euston2h 5m 11:05Manchester Piccadilly
$204
1One-way
$2041One-way
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08:00London Euston2h 5m 10:05Manchester Piccadilly
$204
1One-way
$2041One-way
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09:20London Euston2h 7m 11:27Manchester Piccadilly
$204
1One-way
$2041One-way
2nd cheapest
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08:40London Euston2h 6m 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
$211
1One-way
$2111One-way
2nd cheapest
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08:20London Euston2h 7m 10:27Manchester Piccadilly
$211
1One-way
$2111One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
May 27
$71Virgin Trains
$18National Express
$213British Airways
Tue
May 28
$204Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$213British Airways
Wed
May 29
$125Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$251TAM Airlines
Thu
May 30
$98Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$205British Airways
Fri
May 31
$88Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$108BA Cityflyer
Sat
Jun 1
$40Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$213British Airways
Sun
Jun 2
$40Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$165British Airways
Mon
Jun 3
$98Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$190TAM Airlines
Tue
Jun 4
$98Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$165British Airways
Wed
Jun 5
$98Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$131British Airways
Thu
Jun 6
$98Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$131British Airways
Fri
Jun 7
$52Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$96British Airways
Sat
Jun 8
$33Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$131British Airways
Sun
Jun 9
$56Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$131British Airways
Mon
Jun 10
$98Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$163TAM Airlines
Tue
Jun 11
$98Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$115TAM Airlines
Wed
Jun 12
$98Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$96British Airways
Thu
Jun 13
$98Virgin Trains
$9National Express
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Fri
Jun 14
$47Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$96British Airways
Sat
Jun 15
$33Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$165British Airways
Sun
Jun 16
$40Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$207TAM Airlines

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The fastest trains

from London
to Manchester

Fastest Journey

2h 5m

Average

2h 6m

train per day

5

Distance

262 km

Showing times and prices for May 28

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

These direct trains cover the 262 km distance in an average of 2h 6m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2h 5m .

The slowest trains will take 2h 7m 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.

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09:00London Euston2h 5m 11:05Manchester Piccadilly
$204
1One-way
$2041One-way
fastest
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08:00London Euston2h 5m 10:05Manchester Piccadilly
$204
1One-way
$2041One-way
2nd fastest
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08:40London Euston2h 6m 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
$211
1One-way
$2111One-way
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08:20London Euston2h 7m 10:27Manchester Piccadilly
$211
1One-way
$2111One-way
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09:20London Euston2h 7m 11:27Manchester Piccadilly
$204
1One-way
$2041One-way
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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 12 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $79
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Manchester
Distance:262 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains

Train from London to Manchester

Trains in the UK are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Trains from London to Manchester run at a frequency of around 3 trains per hour. Trains run from the early morning well into the evening, with the frequency of departures decreases in the later evening hours. All routes during the week are direct, with the average journey roughly requiring between 2 and 2½ hours. There are two peak fare periods during the day, one in the morning and the other in the late afternoon. On the weekend, trains depart with a similar regularity with approximately 3 services running per hour between the early morning and evening on Saturday and a little later on Sunday. Travelers should be aware that journeys on Sunday can take longer to complete, with a couple of departures requiring 1 to 2 changes at stations such as Warrington, where passengers must transfer not only trains but also stations by walking from Bank Quay Station to Central Station. Trains on this route is offered by Virgin Trains.

London to Manchester Train Cost

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

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€92

1 Day in Advance

€75

1 Week in Advance

€64

2 Weeks in Advance

€58

1 Month in Advance

€47

3 Months in Advance

€45

London to Manchester Trains: General Information


Taking the train is a popular way to travelers in the United Kingdom from London to Manchester with dozens of journeys per day.

  • autobus All London to Manchester trains are run by Virgin Trains.
  • autobus All London to Manchester trains are direct, depart from London Euston train station and arrive at Manchester Piccadilly train station.
  • autobus The London to Manchester train journey takes as little as 2 hours and 7 minutes to arrive in Manchester.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Manchester train tickets 1 day ahead of the travel date.




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

  • It is 19% cheaper to book a London to Manchester train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 31% cheaper to book a London to Manchester train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • London to Manchester train costs are 49% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from London

Trains from London to Manchester depart from Euston Station. London is one of the most visited cities in Europe and offers a huge variety of attractions to visitors, ranging from places of historical interest to art galleries and museums. The capital’s excellent connections, such as London Victoria Station and Gatwick Airport, make it a great location from which to begin onward travel. Getting to and from Euston Station is best possible by public transport as the station is a stop on the London Underground Northern Line (both branches) and Victoria Line, as well as the London Overground and buses. Several night buses also stop at Euston station after the Underground and Overground services have stopped running in the evening.

Getting into Manchester by Train

Manchester, in the northwest of England, is a large city that was profoundly influenced by the industrial revolution due to its textile manufacturing, growing in a short period from a small town to become the booming metropolis it is today. The main station in Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly, which is also the terminus for trains arriving from the capital. Manchester Piccadilly Station is located very centrally in Manchester. The city’s central shopping district is easy to get to from the station and is just a simply walk down Piccadilly road until you reach the shops. Metroshuttles and trams also leave the station every 7 minutes and provide connections further central as well as to other parts of the city. Train connections to and from Manchester Airport are also available from Manchester Piccadilly Station.

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Best fares for trains from London to Manchester

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, May 31
Train
Virgin Trains
07:402h 6m09:46
LondonManchester
Sat, Jun 1
Train
Virgin Trains
07:002h 5m09:05
LondonManchester
Fastest Trains from London to Manchester
Wed, May 29
Train
Virgin Trains
08:002h 5m10:05
LondonManchester
Sat, Jun 1
Train
Virgin Trains
07:002h 5m09:05
LondonManchester
Mon, Jun 3
Train
Virgin Trains
08:002h 5m10:05
LondonManchester
Return Train Tickets for Manchester to London
Wed, May 29
Train
Virgin Trains
08:352h 5m10:40
ManchesterLondon
Thu, May 30
Train
Virgin Trains
08:352h 5m10:40
ManchesterLondon
Fri, May 31
Train
Virgin Trains
07:552h 12m10:07
ManchesterLondon
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Manchester
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon Kings Cross

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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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.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainLondon Waterloo East

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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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