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Today
5 trains from$ 216
Tomorrow
45 trains from$ 40
Fri, Mar 29
5 trains from$ 91

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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Fri
Mar 22
$ 216Virgin Trains
$ 18National Express
$ 112BA Cityflyer
Sat
Mar 23
$ 40Virgin Trains
$ 12National Express
$ 224Air France
Sun
Mar 24
$ 45Virgin Trains
$ 17National Express
$ 176British Airways
Mon
Mar 25
$ 57Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 214British Airways
Tue
Mar 26
$ 40Virgin Trains
$ 10National Express
$ 216British Airways
Wed
Mar 27
$ 40Virgin Trains
$ 12National Express
$ 173British Airways
Thu
Mar 28
$ 41Virgin Trains
$ 17National Express
$ 136British Airways
Fri
Mar 29
$ 91Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 112BA Cityflyer
Sat
Mar 30
$ 62Virgin Trains
$ 17National Express
$ 133easyJet
Sun
Mar 31
$ 48Virgin Trains
$ 13National Express
$ 136British Airways
Mon
Apr 1
$ 40Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 136British Airways
Tue
Apr 2
$ 101Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 136British Airways
Wed
Apr 3
$ 40Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 136British Airways
Thu
Apr 4
$ 101Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 136British Airways
Fri
Apr 5
$ 48Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 101British Airways
Sat
Apr 6
$ 40Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 101British Airways
Sun
Apr 7
$ 58Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 136British Airways
Mon
Apr 8
$ 66Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 101British Airways
Tue
Apr 9
$ 40Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 195KLM
Wed
Apr 10
$ 40Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 181KLM
Thu
Apr 11
$ 66Virgin Trains
$ 15National Express
$ 254KLM
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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 27 minutes
Train Ticket Price:$ 69
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Manchester
Distance:262 Kms
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains, East Midlands 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

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Sat, Mar 23
Train
Virgin Trains
06:362h 10m08:46
LondonManchester
Fastest Trains from London to Manchester
Sat, Mar 30
Train
Virgin Trains
08:002h 4m10:04
LondonManchester
Sat, Apr 6
Train
Virgin Trains
07:002h 4m09:04
LondonManchester
Sat, Apr 13
Train
Virgin Trains
15:002h 4m17:04
LondonManchester
Return Train Tickets for Manchester to London
Sat, Mar 23
Train
Virgin Trains
17:352h 4m19:39
ManchesterLondon
Sun, Mar 24
Train
Virgin Trains
20:552h 51m23:46
ManchesterLondon
Mon, Mar 25
Train
Virgin Trains
09:352h 5m11:40
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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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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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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