|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 22 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$45|
|Trains depart from:||Manchester|
|Trains arrive in:||Edinburgh|
|Train Companies:||Virgin Trains, First Transpennine Express|
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).
This line is operated by Transpennine Express, Northern Trail, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, and East Coast.
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.
Direct train routes are available for Manchester to Edinburgh, while some routes require a quick change in Preston or York.
Fares stay fairly similar, however, it is worth booking in advance, as prices fluctuate the closer it gets to the date of departure.
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.
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.