Manchester to London train

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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Jun 14

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
08:30AM3h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:24PMLondon Euston (EUS)
$751One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
09:30AM3h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:24PMLondon Euston (EUS)
$751One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
08:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
$781One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:35AM2h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:41AMLondon Euston (EUS)
$781One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
$781One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Manchester to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, June 14
Avanti West Coast
08:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
08:30AM3h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:24PMLondon Euston (EUS)
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:35AM2h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:41AMLondon Euston (EUS)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:55AM2h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:09AMLondon Euston (EUS)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
09:30AM3h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:24PMLondon Euston (EUS)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Jun 14

Fastest Journey

2 h 6 m

Average

2 h 45 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

262 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for London every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:35AM2h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:41AMLondon Euston (EUS)
$781One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
$781One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
$781One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:55AM2h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:09AMLondon Euston (EUS)
$1091One-way
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
08:30AM3h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:24PMLondon Euston (EUS)
$751One-way
2 transfers

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Overview: Train from Manchester to London

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price$77 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Doggiosled, Bus, Chiltern Railways, Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express

Trains from Manchester to London cover the 162 miles (261 km) long route taking on average 2 h 9 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Doggiosled, Bus, Chiltern Railways, Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $35 (€30), but the average price of train tickets is $77 (€67). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London Waterloo.

Train companies: Virgin Trains, West Midland Trains and East Midlands Trains from Manchester to London trains

Find the best trains to London from Manchester with Omio's travel partners Virgin Trains, West Midland Trains and East Midlands Trains from $27 (€24). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

West Midlands Trains is a train operator based in the United Kingdom, providing services across the West Midlands region. It operates a variety of train types, including the Class 350 Desiro, Class 323 Electrostar, Class 170 Turbostar, and Class 172 Turbostar. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. Passengers can purchase a range of tickets, including single, return, and season tickets. The most popular routes operated by West Midlands Trains include Birmingham to London Euston, Birmingham to Wolverhampton, and Birmingham to Coventry.

Train information from Manchester to London with West Midland Trains:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 54 min
  • Cheapest Price: $27

Train tickets from Manchester to London: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 36 €
2 weeks earlier 33 €9%
3 weeks earlier 32 €13%
1 month before 29 €24%
2 months earlier 29 €24%
3 months earlier 28 €29.%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Manchester - London. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Manchester - London 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 13% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Manchester - London with 2 months in advance you save up to about 24% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 29%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Train tickets from Manchester to London: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 36 €
2 weeks earlier 33 €9%
3 weeks earlier 32 €13%
1 month before 29 €24%
2 months earlier 29 €24%
3 months earlier 28 €29.%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Manchester - London. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Manchester - London 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 13% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Manchester - London with 2 months in advance you save up to about 24% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 29%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

FAQs: Trains from Manchester to London

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester to London 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 London.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to London can start from as little as $35 (€30) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to London is $77 (€67); 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 London train time is 2 h 9 min   covering the 162 mile (261 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to London leaves at 5: 11 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to London leaves at 9: 15 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to London without having to change trains with Virgin Trains. There are 25 direct trains from Manchester to London each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to London. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Manchester to London.
Take the Manchester to London train with Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Doggiosled, Bus, Chiltern Railways, Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey between Manchester and London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 15 PM.

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 London, you can end your trip in train stations like London Waterloo, London Euston and London St Pancras International.

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 London Waterloo, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to London from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 9 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to London by train is May.
You have options as you can travel to London from Manchester 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and London

Manchester
London
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your trip to London.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
Amenities at station
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Manchester, Abraham Moss

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