Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh

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The cheapest Trains

from Manchester
to Edinburgh

Cheapest

$55

Average

$137

Showing times and prices for May 28

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Edinburgh will cost around $ 137 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 55.

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08:26Manchester Piccadilly3h 10m 11:36Edinburgh Waverley
$55
1One-way
$551One-way
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08:47Manchester Piccadilly3h 35m 12:22Edinburgh Waverley
$110
1One-way
$1101One-way
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09:32Manchester Victoria3h 48m 13:20Edinburgh Waverley
$157
1One-way
$1571One-way
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09:02Manchester Victoria4h 4m 13:06Edinburgh Waverley
$183
1One-way
$1831One-way
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08:32Manchester Victoria3h 48m 12:20Edinburgh Waverley
$183
1One-way
$1831One-way

Train Times

Manchester to Edinburgh

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08:26Manchester Piccadilly3h1011:36Edinburgh Waverley
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08:32Manchester Victoria3h4812:20Edinburgh Waverley
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08:47Manchester Piccadilly3h3512:22Edinburgh Waverley
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09:02Manchester Victoria4h413:06Edinburgh Waverley
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09:32Manchester Victoria3h4813:20Edinburgh Waverley
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Mon
May 27
$99First Transpennine Express
$50National Express
$137Flybe
Tue
May 28
$53First Transpennine Express
$33National Express
$137Flybe
Wed
May 29
$28First Transpennine Express
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$104Flybe
Thu
May 30
$47Virgin Trains
$26National Express
$104Flybe
Fri
May 31
$53First Transpennine Express
$29National Express
$79Flybe
Sat
Jun 1
$105First Transpennine Express
$33National Express
$79Flybe
Sun
Jun 2
$151Cross Country
$35National Express
$60Flybe
Mon
Jun 3
$34First Transpennine Express
$29National Express
$52Flybe
Tue
Jun 4
$39Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$60Flybe
Wed
Jun 5
$31Virgin Trains
$22National Express
$35Flybe
Thu
Jun 6
$39Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$53Flybe
Fri
Jun 7
$47Virgin Trains
$24National Express
$60Flybe
Sat
Jun 8
$53First Transpennine Express
$12National Express
$286KLM
Sun
Jun 9
$62Virgin Trains
$26National Express
$52Flybe
Mon
Jun 10
$34First Transpennine Express
$35National Express
$53Flybe
Tue
Jun 11
$48First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
$44Flybe
Wed
Jun 12
$31Virgin Trains
$12National Express
$52Flybe
Thu
Jun 13
$48First Transpennine Express
$24National Express
$44Flybe
Fri
Jun 14
$53First Transpennine Express
$12National Express
$44Flybe
Sat
Jun 15
$39Virgin Trains
$19National Express
$52Flybe
Sun
Jun 16
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$29National Express
$33Flybe

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08:26Manchester Piccadilly3h 10m 11:36Edinburgh Waverley
$55
1One-way
$551One-way
2nd fastest
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08:47Manchester Piccadilly3h 35m 12:22Edinburgh Waverley
$110
1One-way
$1101One-way
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09:32Manchester Victoria3h 48m 13:20Edinburgh Waverley
$157
1One-way
$1571One-way
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08:32Manchester Victoria3h 48m 12:20Edinburgh Waverley
$183
1One-way
$1831One-way
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09:02Manchester Victoria4h 4m 13:06Edinburgh Waverley
$183
1One-way
$1831One-way
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Journey Summary

Manchester to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 22 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $46
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:282 km
TrainTrain Companies:First Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains, Cross Country

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.

Taking the Train from Manchester

If you are taking the train from Manchester you could board at several rail stations including Deansgate, Oxford Road, and Piccadilly. All stations are easy to get to with public transport. Additionally, Manchester is the third most visited city in the United Kingdom and has an international airport within the city limits.

Getting into Edinburgh by Train

Waverley Station is the main railway station in Edinburgh, and is the second largest train station by size behind London Waterloo in the UK. It is also the second busiest railway station in Scotland after Glasgow, with around 20 million passengers passing through annually. Local transport includes buses, national rail train services, and the Edinburgh Tram.Edinburgh Tram tickets can be purchased in advance or from vending machines at the tram stops. Local bus tickets can be purchased in advance, through their app, or from the bus driver on the bus when paying with exact change.

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Best fares for trains from Manchester to Edinburgh

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Fri, May 31
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:263h 10m10:36
ManchesterEdinburgh
Sat, Jun 1
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:263h 12m10:38
ManchesterEdinburgh
Fastest Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh
Wed, May 29
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:263h 10m10:36
ManchesterEdinburgh
Fri, May 31
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:263h 10m10:36
ManchesterEdinburgh
Mon, Jun 3
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:263h 10m10:36
ManchesterEdinburgh
Return Train Tickets for Edinburgh to Manchester
Wed, May 29
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:113h 13m10:24
EdinburghManchester
Thu, May 30
Train
First Transpennine Express
05:143h 10m08:24
EdinburghManchester
Fri, May 31
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:113h 13m10:24
EdinburghManchester
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
Edinburgh
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

TrainManchester Piccadilly

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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.
Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
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.
TrainManchester Victoria

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