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Train Information to London from Manchester

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price$98 (€79)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Manchester to London cover the 162 miles (261 km) long route taking on average 2 h 7 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. 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 $76 (€61), but the average price of train tickets is $98 (€79). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London Victoria.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Manchester and London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Looking to travel by train from Manchester to London? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Manchester to London train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from Manchester to London, you can expect to travel 162 miles (261 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains between Manchester and London in the Omio app, you can check if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to London from Manchester. Book that perfect Manchester to London train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your CrossCountry train ticket between Manchester and London:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    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.%


    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.

    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 to London from Manchester cost?
    Train tickets between Manchester and London for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $76 (€61)  one way in the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a train from Manchester to London?
    The train price from Manchester to London is on average $98 (€79)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    How far is London from Manchester by train?
    You should expect to travel around 162 miles (261 km)  to London from Manchester by train.
    How long is the train ride to London from Manchester?
    The train time between Manchester and London is on average 2 h 7 min  for the 162 miles (261 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Manchester to London by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    When traveling by train from Manchester to London, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in London do I arrive in?

    When taking a train from Manchester, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. When you arrive in London, your train can arrive in train stations including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to London Victoria.

    Where do I find the Manchester train station to London? Where is the London train station?

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

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in London.

    Which train companies should I travel with from Manchester to London?
    For the best Manchester to London train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Manchester and London to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Are there any direct trains from Manchester to London?
    Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Manchester to London. You can look to travel with Avanti West Coast  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
    How many train services per day are there from Manchester to London?
    On average, there are 25 trains a day from Manchester to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When does the first train depart from Manchester to London? When does the last train depart from Manchester to London?
    The earliest train for this route departs from Manchester at 7: 05 AM. The last train leaves from Manchester at 8: 35 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Manchester to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    When should I book the Manchester to London train for the best deals on tickets?
    If you purchase a train ticket from Manchester to London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $98 (€79) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Manchester and London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Manchester
    London
    Manchester Oxford Road
    Amenities
    Manchester Piccadilly
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    Refreshments
    WC

    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
    Amenities