The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Manchester to London will cost around $ 117 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 107.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Manchester for London every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 262 km distance in an average of 2h 17m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 8m .
The slowest train will take 2h 25m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 16 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$61|
|Trains depart from:||Manchester|
|Trains arrive in:||London|
|Train Companies:||Virgin Trains|
Trains from Manchester to London depart from early morning until late evening. A typical journey takes about two hours and 15 minutes, although some faster services complete the trip in just over two hours.
The busy Manchester to London route is predominantly managed by Virgin Trains. Those who don't mind traveling later in the evening can also access indirect services provided by CrossCountry or East Midlands Trains.
It takes just over two hours to travel by train to Euston Station in the heart of London from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Later services with several changes can take longer. For example, the overnight CrossCountry train via Nottingham and Loughborough takes almost eight and a half hours.
Trains to London from Manchester begin running early in the morning and departures continue until late in the evening. Trains leave Manchester Piccadilly for London Euston Station about every 20 minutes. The first direct trains depart just before 6:00 a.m. and the last leaves just before 9:30 p.m. Services for London Marylebone and London St Pancras leave at around 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. respectively.
Departure train station:All trains to London from Manchester set off from Manchester Piccadilly Station. The busy modern station has been voted best in Britain in the past, and offers travelers a wide range of shops, coffee shops and restaurants. Excess luggage can be left at the dedicated facility between platforms 10 and 11. Manchester Piccadilly is easy to reach by bus or Metrolink tram from the city center and taxis can drop passengers close to the entrance.
Arrival train station:Direct trains terminate at Euston Station in the heart of London. The station is two miles from Oxford Circus and just a few minutes from London King's Cross Station and St Pancras International for Eurostar. Passengers can take the underground (Northern and Victoria lines) or hop on one of the many buses available directly opposite the station entrance.