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Fri
Sep 20
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$26National Express
$184Flybe
Sat
Sep 21
$56Virgin Trains
$25National Express
$180Flybe
Sun
Sep 22
$57First Transpennine Express
$24National Express
$141Flybe
Mon
Sep 23
$43First Transpennine Express
$25National Express
$104Flybe
Tue
Sep 24
$39Virgin Trains
$22National Express
$78Flybe
Wed
Sep 25
$31Virgin Trains
$22National Express
$78Flybe
Thu
Sep 26
$39Virgin Trains
$22National Express
$79Flybe
Fri
Sep 27
$71First Transpennine Express
$24National Express
$82Flybe
Sat
Sep 28
$52Virgin Trains
$24National Express
$60Flybe
Sun
Sep 29
$55First Transpennine Express
$24National Express
$64Flybe
Mon
Sep 30
$34First Transpennine Express
$22National Express
$52Flybe
Tue
Oct 1
$39Virgin Trains
$19National Express
$52Flybe
Wed
Oct 2
$31Virgin Trains
$22National Express
$52Flybe
Thu
Oct 3
$58First Transpennine Express
$22National Express
$52Flybe
Fri
Oct 4
$31Virgin Trains
$22National Express
$56Flybe
Sat
Oct 5
$49First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
$60Flybe
Sun
Oct 6
$56Virgin Trains
$21National Express
$56Flybe
Mon
Oct 7
$31Virgin Trains
$19National Express
$42Flybe
Tue
Oct 8
$31Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$42Flybe
Wed
Oct 9
$31Virgin Trains
$19National Express
$42Flybe
Thu
Oct 10
$31Virgin Trains
$21National Express
$42Flybe

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Journey Summary

Manchester to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 22 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $45
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:282 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains, First Transpennine Express

Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh

Several trains service the Manchester to Edinburgh route seven days a week. The first train from Manchester Piccadilly for Edinburgh departs at around 4:30 a.m. and the last train of the day leaves shortly before 10:00 p.m. Trains depart frequently, with up to 3 available each hour, and the typical journey takes about 1.5 hours. Later trains after 7:00 p.m. take about 5.5 hours and passengers on the sleeper trains can expect a journey of 10 to 12 hours. Peak fares apply only to the first morning train. A number of journeys are direct, though some passengers may need to change on the way. The weekend timetable differs slightly, with the Saturday service running until slightly earlier in the evening and Sunday trains departing from between 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. (passengers should note that evening trains may only arrive in Edinburgh the following morning).

Which train companies go from Manchester to Edinburgh?

This line is operated by Transpennine Express, Northern Trail, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, and East Coast.

How long are the trains from Manchester to Edinburgh?

The average journey time is 3 hours and 7 minutes to arrive in Edinburgh. Longer routes that require a switch can take up to 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Are trains from Manchester to Edinburgh direct?

Direct train routes are available for Manchester to Edinburgh, while some routes require a quick change in Preston or York.

How can I save money on train tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh?

Fares stay fairly similar, however, it is worth booking in advance, as prices fluctuate the closer it gets to the date of departure.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Manchester to Edinburgh?

Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh run throughout the day, from 4:30 a.m. and the last train of the day leaves shortly before 10:00 p.m. Trains depart frequently, with up to 3 available each hour.

Where do trains from Manchester to Edinburgh depart from and arrive to?

Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh begin their journey in Manchester at one of three stations: Deansgate, Oxford Road, or Piccadilly. All stations have a taxi ranks, bike lock-ups and bus stops.

Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh service Edinburgh's Wavery Station. From Wavery Station, travelers can get a taxi from the rank outside, or continue their journey using regional trains from the same station. Buses also depart from the station regularly throughout the day and go into the city center, or further afield.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
Edinburgh
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

TrainManchester Piccadilly

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TrainManchester Victoria

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