London to Manchester Train Tickets

Cheap train tickets from London to Manchester

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56

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120

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

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09:46AMLondon Euston3h27 01:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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561One-way
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08:46AMLondon Euston3h27 12:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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09:02AMLondon St Pancras3h30 12:32PMManchester Piccadilly
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08:03AMLondon St Pancras2h59 11:02AMManchester Piccadilly
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09:20AMLondon Euston2h07 11:27AMManchester Piccadilly
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Train schedule from London to Manchester

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08:03AMLondon St Pancras2h59 11:02AMManchester Piccadilly
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08:46AMLondon Euston3h27 12:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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Fastest train times from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Dec 06

Fastest Journey

2 h 7 m

Average

3 h 6 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

262 km

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

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09:20AMLondon Euston2h07 11:27AMManchester Piccadilly
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2281One-way
08:03AMLondon St Pancras2h59 11:02AMManchester Piccadilly
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09:46AMLondon Euston3h27 01:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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08:46AMLondon Euston3h27 12:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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Overview: Train from London to Manchester

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price$68 (€61)
frequencyTrain frequency45 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 42 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesChiltern Railways, East Midlands Railway, Thameslink, Avanti West Coast, Cross Country, Grand Central Trains, Doggiosled, London North Eastern Railway or West Midlands Railway

Trains from London to Manchester cover the 162 miles (261 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 26 min with our travel partners like Chiltern Railways, East Midlands Railway, Thameslink, Avanti West Coast, Cross Country, Grand Central Trains, Doggiosled, London North Eastern Railway or West Midlands Railway. Normally, there are 45 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $68 (€61), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $63 (€57). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: Chiltern Railways, Thameslink and CrossCountry from London to Manchester trains

Find the best trains to Manchester from London with Omio's travel partners Chiltern Railways, Thameslink and CrossCountry from $63 (€57). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train from London to Manchester: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Looking for trains from London to Manchester? Chiltern Railways is one of the best companies to travel with on the 162 miles (261 km) trip from London to Manchester. As an official travel partner of Chiltern Railways, Omio quickly shows you the latest Chiltern Railways train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Manchester routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Chiltern Railways train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from London to Manchester, you can quickly see if the Chiltern Railways ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your London - Manchester train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Chiltern Railways!

    CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between London and Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

    Looking for trains from London to Manchester? CrossCountry is one of the best companies to travel with on the 162 miles (261 km) route from London to Manchester. As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio quickly shows you the latest CrossCountry train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Manchester routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between London and Manchester, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your London - Manchester train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with CrossCountry!

      Looking for trains between London and Manchester? Thameslink is one of the best companies to travel with on the 162 miles (261 km) journey to Manchester from London. As an official travel partner of Thameslink, Omio quickly shows you the latest Thameslink train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Manchester routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Thameslink train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Manchester from London, you can quickly see if the Thameslink ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your London - Manchester train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Thameslink!

        Trains from London to Manchester

        Over 40 trains depart London for Manchester every day. Two train providers facilitate the many departures, East Midlands Railway and Avanti West Coast. Departures start from early morning until late evening, and there are a couple of night trains. Manchester is about 162 miles (261 km) from London, and the quickest train on this journey takes about 2h 3min. You can book trains from London to Manchester using the Omio app.

        London to Manchester Train Time: Daily Departures

        Expect at least 40 departures from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly every day. At least 40 trains make this trip every day, most of them provided by Avanti West Coast Train Company. Departures start from early morning, and the first train departs at around 5:31 a.m. Expect several daytime trains and a couple of night trains including the last departure of the day at around 10:32 p.m. Download the Omio app to view the London to Manchester train schedule.

        How long is the journey by train from London to Manchester?

        Manchester is approximately 162 miles (261 km) from London, and you can make this journey by train. Around 40 trains make this trip daily, most of them direct high-speed trains. The fastest train takes about 2h 3min to cover this distance, and it is a direct service. Connecting services are also available, and they can take up to 6h 16min to get to Manchester.

        Buses in the Big Ben at sunset. Source: Shutterstock

        What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Manchester?

        Departure train stationLondon Euston is about 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from downtown London. You can take the bus or taxi to the station, and walking is also an option. The station offers many facilities and services, including ATMs, payphones, accessible services, accessible toilets, free Wi-Fi, photo booths, baggage storage, shops, and restaurants.

        Arrival train stationManchester Piccadilly is about 2.1 miles (3.3 km) from downtown Manchester. You can walk or take a taxi downtown. The station offers many services and facilities, including ticket offices, a help point, baby changing facilities, accessible restrooms, free Wi-Fi, left luggage facilities, a car rental station, a bike hire station, photo booths, payphones, ATMs, and parking.

        Which train companies travel from London to Manchester?

        East Midlands Railway and Avanti West Coast are the two main providers of trains from London to Manchester. Avanti West Coast is the main provider, providing the most direct high-speed trains on this route. Generally, they provide the most trains from London to Manchester. East Midlands Railway provides regular long-distance trains from London to Manchester. As Avanti West Coast trains take about 2h on this journey, East Midlands Railway’s trains take about 6h. Moreover, they are the only train provider with a connecting service. You can learn more about the two train providers by reading the Omio magazine, Window Seat.

        Night trains London

        The route from London to Manchester is served by a couple of night trains. After 6:00 p.m., there are still at least 10 trains leaving London Euston for Manchester, including a long-distance sleeper train provided by East Midlands Railway. Most night trains are provided by Avanti West Coast, except for one, the last train of the day, which the East Midlands Railway Company provides.

        Avanti West Coast trains from London to Manchester

        Avanti West Coast is the main train provider for trains from London to Manchester. They provide around 40 trains on this journey, most of them direct high-speed trains. On average, Avanti West Coast trains to Manchester take about 2h 5min to get to Manchester. Trains are available from around 5:31 a.m. until their last departure, at around 9:36 p.m.

        East Midlands Railway trains from London to Manchester

        East Midlands Railway is the other provider with trains from London to Manchester. The company provides long-distance trains, taking about 6h 15min to get to Manchester. They have one night train available, an overnight sleeper train departing London station at around 10:32 p.m. They provide at least one daily train, which usually includes a stopover in Sheffield en route to Manchester.

        London to Manchester: Services on board

        Avanti West Coast trains offer two classes, standard and first-class seats. Passengers will be allowed two pieces of luggage on the train. The trains are wheelchair-accessible, and wheelchair assistance is provided to passengers with limited mobility. Pets are allowed on the train, and they should remain in their pet carriers. Amenities offered include free Wi-Fi and food for passengers on standard seats, and those plus power plugs, complimentary drinks, extra legroom, and a wider seat for those in first-class. East Midlands Railway offers standard and first-class seats on this train. Passengers will be allowed three bags on the train. Pets in pet carriers are welcome aboard. People in wheelchairs will get special assistance boarding and alighting, and station staff assists at train stations. Passengers on standard seats get free Wi-Fi and power plugs, while those in first-class get the same plus a wider seat with extra legroom. All passengers will have access to clean onboard restrooms.

        Trains from London to Manchester: Sustainable travel

        Trains are the most sustainable choice for traveling from London to Manchester. First, trains use a clean and renewable energy source, meaning they aren’t as polluting as other means of transport. Trains are also very efficient, thanks to their sleek aerodynamic bodies that allow them to move without much resistance, meaning they use the least amount of energy for propulsion. Moreover, they have adopted regenerative braking technologies allowing them to store the energy used in braking to be used on other train activities.

        How to find cheap train tickets from London to Manchester

        There are four tips you should try to get cheap train tickets. First, buy your ticket using the Omio app. The Omio app is the only platform to get cheap train tickets and great deals and discounts. Second, buy your ticket in advance. With the new Omio app, you can buy your train ticket months in advance, and then, tickets are usually much cheaper. Third, be flexible. Allow some flexibility in your schedule so that you can compare train fares for different dates and choose to buy your tickets on dates with the cheapest fares. Lastly, if you’re wondering whether to go for high-speed or regular trains, the latter is usually better for those looking for cheap tickets.

        Railway viaduct in Manchester. Source: Shutterstock

        To Manchester by train – travel tips

        Looking for attractions in Manchester? The city is filled with gems, from sprawling museums and galleries to lavish concert halls to family-friendly attractions. The Imperial War Museum North is one of those attractions. The beautiful waterfront building contains special exhibits that showcase the many ways that conflict can shape a society. Just from a renovation, the Whitworth has received international and national acclaim for the brilliant architecture and their exhibitions program. The John Rylands Research Institute and Library in Manchester is another special kind of exhibition. It takes the form of a library that houses a rare book collection spanning five millennia. One of the books housed in this neo-Gothic building is the original Gutenberg Bible.

        The Science and Industry Museum is a family-friendly museum showcasing interactive science exhibits, and among those housed there is a working steam train. Art lovers will enjoy the Manchester Art Gallery, which houses over 25,000 artifacts collected from six different centuries. Contemporary art is also displaced in this beautifully restored neo-Classic art gallery. Manchester Museum will be a treat to history buffs. The museum hosts over six million pieces in its archives, including an impressive Egyptology collection. Another great Manchester museum is the People’s History Museum.

        • Old Trafford
        • Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
        • Royal Exchange Theatre
        • HOME Manchester
        • Castlefield Urban Heritage Park
        • Manchester Town Hall

        Travel Tips: Trains from London to Manchester

        Travel Tips: Travel by train 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 London to Manchester.
        FAQs
        Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from London to Manchester for as low as $63 (€57)  for the next 7 days.
        If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Manchester train price to come in at an average of $68 (€61)  one way.
        The train distance from London to Manchester is around 162 miles (261 km).
        While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Manchester from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Manchester train journey time is on average 3 h 26 min.

        When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

        Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Manchester Piccadilly   most frequently for this route.

        Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

        Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from this train station to the city center.

        When taking a train from London to Manchester, you can count on Chiltern Railways, East Midlands Railway, Thameslink, Avanti West Coast, Cross Country, Grand Central Trains, Doggiosled, London North Eastern Railway or West Midlands Railway for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Manchester from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
        Yes, there are 42 direct trains per day from London to Manchester, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Avanti West Coast  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
        On average, there are 45 trains a day from London to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
        The earliest train departing from London to Manchester leaves at 8: 46 AM. The last train departing from London to Manchester leaves at 8: 46 AM. You can find the latest London to Manchester train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
        The price of a one way train ticket from London to Manchester is on average $68 (€61) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from London to Manchester available a few months in advance.

        Important Stations and Airports in London and Manchester

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        Manchester
        London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your trip to Manchester.
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        Public transit options for London Victoria
        Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
        Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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        Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
        Public transit options for London Euston
        Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
        Overground lines: Watford DC
        Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
        Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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        Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
        Public transit options for London Kings Cross
        Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
        Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
        Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
        Metro: N/A
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        Public transit options for London Paddington
        Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
        Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
        Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
        Metro: Tube Lines.
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        Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
        Public transit options for London St Pancras International
        Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
        Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
        Bus lines: 326, 139
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        Public transit options for London Waterloo
        Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
        Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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        Public transit options for London Liverpool Street
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
        Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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        Public transit options for London Bridge
        Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
        Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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        Public transit options for Heathrow Airport T123
        Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
        Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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        Public transit options for London Marylebone
        Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
        Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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        Public transit options for London Charing Cross
        Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.

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