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The cheapest trains

from London
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 21

Cheapest

$52

Average

$68

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 $ 68 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 52.

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08:00London Euston2h05 10:05Manchester Piccadilly
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$521One-way
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08:20London Euston2h07 10:27Manchester Piccadilly
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$521One-way
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08:40London Euston2h06 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
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$561One-way
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09:20London Euston2h07 11:27Manchester Piccadilly
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$711One-way
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09:00London Euston2h05 11:05Manchester Piccadilly
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$1091One-way

Train Times

London to Manchester

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08:00London Euston2h05 10:05Manchester Piccadilly
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08:20London Euston2h07 10:27Manchester Piccadilly
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08:40London Euston2h06 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
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09:00London Euston2h05 11:05Manchester Piccadilly
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09:20London Euston2h07 11:27Manchester Piccadilly
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Fri
Sep 20
$109Virgin Trains
$21National Express
$109BA Cityflyer
Sat
Sep 21
$52Virgin Trains
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Sun
Sep 22
$56Virgin Trains
$16National Express
$206British Airways
Mon
Sep 23
$204Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$206British Airways
Tue
Sep 24
$204Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$149Sas Airways
Wed
Sep 25
$189Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$166British Airways
Thu
Sep 26
$189Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$206British Airways
Fri
Sep 27
$60Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$109BA Cityflyer
Sat
Sep 28
$47Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$148Finnair
Sun
Sep 29
$56Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$132British Airways
Mon
Sep 30
$125Virgin Trains
$9National Express
$132British Airways
Tue
Oct 1
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$132British Airways
Wed
Oct 2
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$132British Airways
Thu
Oct 3
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$132British Airways
Fri
Oct 4
$47Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$132British Airways
Sat
Oct 5
$39Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$112Air France
Sun
Oct 6
$31Virgin Trains
$10National Express
$97British Airways
Mon
Oct 7
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$97British Airways
Tue
Oct 8
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$97British Airways
Wed
Oct 9
$93Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$97British Airways
Thu
Oct 10
$64Virgin Trains
$8National Express
$97British Airways

The fastest trains

from London
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 21

Fastest Journey

2 h 5 m

Average

2 h 6 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

262 km

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

The slowest train will take 2 h 7 m 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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08:00London Euston2h05 10:05Manchester Piccadilly
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$521One-way
Fastest
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09:00London Euston2h05 11:05Manchester Piccadilly
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$1091One-way
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08:40London Euston2h06 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
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$561One-way
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09:20London Euston2h07 11:27Manchester Piccadilly
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$711One-way
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08:20London Euston2h07 10:27Manchester Piccadilly
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$521One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 11 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $57
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.

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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TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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TrainLondon Paddington

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TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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TrainLondon Waterloo East

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