Manchester to Canterbury train

Sun, Jul 21
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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Canterbury

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:26AM5h08
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:34PMCanterbury West (CBW)
$1451One-way
3 transfers
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:05AM4h29
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:34PMCanterbury West (CBW)
$1451One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
09:20AM4h58
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
02:18PMCanterbury West (CBW)
$1451One-way
3 transfers
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
10:20AM4h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
02:34PMCanterbury West (CBW)
$1451One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:20AM5h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:34PMCanterbury West (CBW)
$1451One-way
2 transfers

Train schedule from Manchester to Canterbury

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, July 21
Avanti West Coast
08:05AM4h29
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:34PMCanterbury West (CBW)
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:20AM5h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:34PMCanterbury West (CBW)
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:20AM4h58
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:18PMCanterbury West (CBW)
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:26AM5h08
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:34PMCanterbury West (CBW)
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:20AM4h58
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
02:18PMCanterbury West (CBW)
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
10:20AM4h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
02:34PMCanterbury West (CBW)
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from Manchester to Canterbury

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Fastest Journey

4 h 14 m

Average

4 h 50 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

333 km

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

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
10:20AM4h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
02:34PMCanterbury West (CBW)
$1451One-way
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:05AM4h29
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:34PMCanterbury West (CBW)
$1451One-way
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:20AM4h58
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
02:18PMCanterbury West (CBW)
$1451One-way
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:20AM4h58
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:18PMCanterbury West (CBW)
$1451One-way
3 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:26AM5h08
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:34PMCanterbury West (CBW)
$1451One-way
3 transfers

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Canterbury

distanceDistance206 miles (332 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$175 (€151)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersVirgin Trains

Trains from Manchester to Canterbury cover the 206 miles (332 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $47 (€41), but the average price of train tickets is $175 (€151). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Canterbury West.

Train providers: Virgin Trains from Manchester to Canterbury trains

You can travel by train from Manchester to Canterbury with Virgin Trains for as low as $47 (€41). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Virgin Trains from Manchester to Canterbury train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 55 min
  • Cheapest Price: $47
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 12 a day

FAQs: Trains from Manchester to Canterbury

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester to Canterbury 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 Manchester to Canterbury.
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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Canterbury can start from as little as $47 (€41) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Canterbury is $175 (€151); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Canterbury train travel time is 3 h 55 min   for the 206 mile (332 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Canterbury leaves at 5: 05 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Canterbury leaves at 5: 15 PM.
There are 12 trains a day from Manchester to Canterbury which require at least one change with Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the trip from Manchester to Canterbury you can take a train with Virgin Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Manchester and Canterbury on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Canterbury, you can end your trip in train stations like Canterbury West, Canterbury East and Canterbury East or Canterbury West.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Canterbury West, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Canterbury from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 55 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Canterbury by train is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Manchester and Canterbury including taking a train, bus or flight.

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