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Journey Summary

Manchester to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 24 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $77
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:London
Distance:262 km
Train Companies:Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains

Trains from Manchester to London

There are approximately three trains per hour that leave from Manchester to go to London, with an average total of 30 trains per day. While many of these trains are direct, it is also possible to have a train from Manchester to London with up to one transfer, which generally occurs in Crewe. Once you have arrived at your final destination in London, you will find that there are many sights for you to explore, including the British Museum, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to London?

There is one train company that services trains from Manchester to London, and it is known as LNER. This company is known for being one of the largest rail providers in the United Kingdom, and it offers both direct journeys and trips with transfers between these two cities.

LNER from Manchester to London

On both weekdays and weekends, LNER services one to three trains per hour from Manchester to London. While some of these trains are direct and do not require travelers to change trains during their voyage, others have up to one transfer, which usually will take place in Crewe. The duration of the trip can vary depending on a variety of factors, but it is usually between 2 hours 10 minutes and 2 hours 30 minutes. The train types that are used are both public transit and some night trains. For this journey, trains always depart from and arrive at the same stations, which are Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston. According to the company’s ticket policy, train tickets cannot be canceled for a refund. If you wish to change your journey to go on a later train, you can do so for a small fee, and you will be required to pay the difference in price of the tickets. If you opt for a ticket that is cheaper than the original ticket that you purchased, you will not be compensated for the difference. You can choose to either print out your ticket for free at the station or use an electronic version on your phone.

Train Manchester to London: Services on board

For journeys from Manchester to London, there are two types of ticket classes offered: Standard and First Class. While a Standard ticket will provide you with normal services such as free luggage storage, First Class tickets come with additional perks, including comfortable seats with extra legroom and tables, access to the train’s First Class lounge, and complimentary refreshments at your seat. All passengers on the train have free access to Wi-Fi for their portable devices, plugs to transfer your electronics, and free access to BEAM, which is the company’s onboard streaming service. Passengers can bring up to two suitcases that can be stored directly in their train car, as well as a small bag that can be stowed in either overhead storage or placed underneath their seat. It is possible to bring your bike on the train for free, but you will want to make sure to reserve a space for it ahead of time, as only a certain number of bikes can be brought on for each voyage. Pets are allowed on board, and one animal can be brought by each customer for free. If you would like to bring an additional pet, you will have to pay a small fee. LNER offers certain facilities for passengers with disabilities, such as doors and restrooms that are wheelchair accessible. If you or someone that you are traveling with has a disability, make sure to contact the company ahead of time, as employees will be able to help you with the boarding and disembarking processes, as well as storing luggage.

Manchester to London Train Time: Daily Departures

There are approximately three trains that depart per hour from Manchester for London, with the average daily total being around 30 trains per day. The first train of the day departs just after 6:00 a.m., while the last train of the day departs closer to 9:00 p.m. The timetable generally remains the same for both weekdays and weekends, but you will find that there are usually fewer journeys on public holidays.

How long is the journey by train from Manchester to London?

The journey from Manchester to London lasts anywhere from 2 hours 10 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes. While many of the journeys that are offered are direct, some require one transfer for passengers to change trains, which will usually occur in Crewe. Peak travel times are usually in the late morning and early afternoon, so make sure to book your ticket ahead of time if you plan to travel then.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Manchester to London?

Departure train station: Trains for this journey will always leave from Manchester Piccadilly. This train station is just a few minutes from the city center by walking, and it is well connected by the Blue, Yellow, and Purple local tram lines. To ensure that you do not miss your train, you will want to arrive at the station at least 30 minutes prior to the time that your train is scheduled to depart. At the station, you will find several facilities, including public restrooms, places to purchase snacks and drinks, and access to free Wi-Fi for your portable devices.

Arrival train station: Your train will eventually arrive in London Euston. This station is placed directly in central London and is reachable by the local metro line at the Euston Square station. Like at Manchester Piccadilly station, certain facilities are offered for passengers, including public restrooms and free access to Wi-Fi.

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to London

There are a few ways for you to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to London. For example, try to book your tickets as far in advance as possible, as ticket prices tend to rise the longer you wait. You can also generally find low-cost tickets if you opt for a journey that requires a transfer, as these trains often take longer. Being flexible in regards to the dates and times that you plan on traveling will also make it easier to find affordable prices.

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.%


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  • 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.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to London
Travel by train 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
How much does a cheap train from Manchester to London cost?
Train tickets between Manchester and London for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $85 (€67)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train to London from Manchester?
The Manchester to London train ticket price is on average $115 (€91)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How many miles is it from Manchester to London by train?
The Manchester to London train distance is approximately 162 miles (261 km).
What is the Manchester to London train travel time?
On average the Manchester to London train time is 2 h 7 min  covering the 162 miles (261 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Manchester to London do I depart from? Which London train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. In London you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in London Victoria.

Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in London located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in London most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

What train companies go from Manchester to London?
For the best Manchester to London train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Manchester to London to compare what amenities they may offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Manchester to London?
If you’re looking for a direct train from Manchester to London, consider traveling with Avanti West Coast. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
What time is the earliest train from Manchester to London? What time is the last train from Manchester to London?
The earliest train departing from Manchester to London leaves at 7: 05 AM. The last train departing from Manchester to London leaves at 8: 55 AM. You can find the latest Manchester to London train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I book the Manchester to London train for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to London is on average $115 (€91) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Manchester and London available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
London
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester 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.<br>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.
Manchester Victoria
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