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The cheapest trains

from London
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Cheapest

$71

Average

$148

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 London to Manchester will cost around $ 148 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 71.

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13:20London Euston2h0715:27Manchester Piccadilly
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12:00London Euston2h0514:05Manchester Piccadilly
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12:20London Euston2h0714:27Manchester Piccadilly
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13:00London Euston2h0415:04Manchester Piccadilly
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$711One-way
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12:40London Euston2h1014:50Manchester Piccadilly
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$1221One-way

Train Times

London to Manchester

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08:00London Euston2h0510:05Manchester Piccadilly
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08:20London Euston2h0710:27Manchester Piccadilly
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08:40London Euston2h1010:50Manchester Piccadilly
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09:00London Euston2h0511:05Manchester Piccadilly
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09:20London Euston2h0711:27Manchester Piccadilly
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12:00London Euston2h0514:05Manchester Piccadilly
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12:20London Euston2h0714:27Manchester Piccadilly
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12:40London Euston2h1014:50Manchester Piccadilly
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13:00London Euston2h0415:04Manchester Piccadilly
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13:20London Euston2h0715:27Manchester Piccadilly
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sun
Jul 21
$109Virgin Trains
$36National Express
$255British Airways
Mon
Jul 22
$204Virgin Trains
$18National Express
$304British Airways
Tue
Jul 23
$204Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$97British Airways
Wed
Jul 24
$204Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$207British Airways
Thu
Jul 25
$189Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$207British Airways
Fri
Jul 26
$88Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$109BA Cityflyer
Sat
Jul 27
$52Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$207British Airways
Sun
Jul 28
$40Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$132British Airways
Mon
Jul 29
$98Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$132British Airways
Tue
Jul 30
$64Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$132British Airways
Wed
Jul 31
$79Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$132British Airways
Thu
Aug 1
$79Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$132British Airways
Fri
Aug 2
$50Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$109BA Cityflyer
Sat
Aug 3
$40Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$166British Airways
Sun
Aug 4
$40Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$132British Airways
Mon
Aug 5
$172Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$97British Airways
Tue
Aug 6
$98Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$97British Airways
Wed
Aug 7
$98Virgin Trains
$40National Express
$97British Airways
Thu
Aug 8
$98Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$97British Airways
Fri
Aug 9
$40Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$97British Airways
Sat
Aug 10
$33Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$166Iberia

The fastest trains

from London
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Fastest Journey

2h 4m

Average

2h 6m

Trains per day

10

Distance

262 km

Of the 10 train that leave London for Manchester every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 262 km distance in an average of 2h 6m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 4m .

The slowest train will take 2h 10m 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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13:00London Euston2h0415:04Manchester Piccadilly
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$711One-way
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09:00London Euston2h0511:05Manchester Piccadilly
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$2041One-way
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12:00London Euston2h0514:05Manchester Piccadilly
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$711One-way
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08:00London Euston2h0510:05Manchester Piccadilly
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$2111One-way
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08:20London Euston2h0710:27Manchester Piccadilly
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$2111One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 12 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $90
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 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.

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

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

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Fri, Jul 26
Train
Virgin Trains
08:002h 5m10:05
LondonManchester
Sat, Jul 27
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Virgin Trains
04:292h 21m06:50
LondonManchester
Fastest Trains from London to Manchester
Wed, Jul 24
Train
Virgin Trains
07:002h 5m09:05
LondonManchester
Thu, Jul 25
Train
Virgin Trains
07:002h 5m09:05
LondonManchester
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Virgin Trains
08:002h 5m10:05
LondonManchester
Return Train Tickets for Manchester to London
Tue, Jul 23
Train
Virgin Trains
08:352h 5m10:40
ManchesterLondon
Wed, Jul 24
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Virgin Trains
08:352h 5m10:40
ManchesterLondon
Thu, Jul 25
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Virgin Trains
08:352h 5m10:40
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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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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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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