Luton to Manchester train

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Cheap train tickets from Luton to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
09:11AM4h54
Luton station (LUT)
02:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$941One-way
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:13AM3h31
Luton station (LUT)
12:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1231One-way
2 transfers
East Midlands Railway
08:45AM3h47
Luton station (LUT)
12:32PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1891One-way
3 transfers
East Midlands Railway
08:14AM3h51
Luton station (LUT)
12:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1891One-way
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:49AM3h16
Luton station (LUT)
12:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2621One-way
3 transfers

Train schedule from Luton to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, July 25
East Midlands Railway
08:14AM3h51
Luton station (LUT)
12:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:25AM3h19
Luton station (LUT)
11:44AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 transfers
East Midlands Railway
08:45AM3h47
Luton station (LUT)
12:32PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:49AM3h16
Luton station (LUT)
12:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:11AM4h54
Luton station (LUT)
02:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:13AM3h31
Luton station (LUT)
12:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from Luton to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Fastest Journey

3 h 16 m

Average

3 h 46 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

216 km

It's difficult to get from Luton to Manchester without transferring at least 2 times.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:49AM3h16
Luton station (LUT)
12:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$2621One-way
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:25AM3h19
Luton station (LUT)
11:44AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$3071One-way
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:13AM3h31
Luton station (LUT)
12:44PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1231One-way
2 transfers
East Midlands Railway
08:45AM3h47
Luton station (LUT)
12:32PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1891One-way
3 transfers
East Midlands Railway
08:14AM3h51
Luton station (LUT)
12:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1891One-way
3 transfers

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Overview: Train from Luton to Manchester

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price$118 (€102)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersVirgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Thameslink

Trains from Luton to Manchester cover the 134 miles (216 km) long route taking on average 2 h 59 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Thameslink. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $118 (€102), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $88 (€76). Travelers depart most frequently from Luton and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry from Luton to Manchester trains

Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry trains will get you to Manchester from Luton from $79 (€68). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Manchester from Luton. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

FAQs: Trains from Luton to Manchester

FAQs: Travel by train from Luton 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 Luton to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Luton to Manchester can start from as little as $88 (€76) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Luton to Manchester is $118 (€102); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Luton to Manchester is on average 2 h 59 min   for the 134 mile (216 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Luton and Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Luton to Manchester leaves at 7: 14 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Luton to Manchester leaves at 9: 40 PM.
There are 16 trains a day from Luton to Manchester which require at least one change with Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Thameslink. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Manchester. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Luton to Manchester.
Take the Luton to Manchester train with Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Thameslink. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Luton to Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 40 PM.

When departing from Luton, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Luton and Luton Airport Parkway. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your route in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Luton, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Manchester from Luton is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 59 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Luton to Manchester is April.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Manchester from Luton including taking a train, bus or flight.

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