Watford to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Watford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Oct 06

Cheapest

60

Average

75

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Avanti West Coast
08:25AMWatford3h02 11:27AMManchester
0 transfers
601One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:04AMWatford2h23 10:27AMManchester
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631One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:49AMWatford3h16 11:05AMManchester
0 transfers
801One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:58AMWatford3h09 01:07PMManchester
0 transfers
861One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:04AMWatford2h23 11:27AMManchester
0 transfers
871One-way

Train schedule from Watford to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, October 6
Avanti West Coast
07:49AMWatford3h16 11:05AMManchester
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Avanti West Coast
08:04AMWatford2h23 10:27AMManchester
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Avanti West Coast
08:25AMWatford3h02 11:27AMManchester
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Avanti West Coast
09:04AMWatford2h23 11:27AMManchester
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Avanti West Coast
09:58AMWatford3h09 01:07PMManchester
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Fastest train times from Watford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Oct 06

Fastest Journey

2 h 23 m

Average

2 h 50 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

238 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Watford for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
09:04AMWatford2h23 11:27AMManchester
0 transfers
871One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:04AMWatford2h23 10:27AMManchester
0 transfers
631One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:25AMWatford3h02 11:27AMManchester
0 transfers
601One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:58AMWatford3h09 01:07PMManchester
0 transfers
861One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:49AMWatford3h16 11:05AMManchester
0 transfers
801One-way

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Overview: Train from Watford to Manchester

distanceDistance148 miles (238 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$82 (€77)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, Avanti West Coast or London Midland

Trains from Watford to Manchester cover the 148 miles (238 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 23 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or London Midland. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $82 (€77), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $44 (€41). Travelers depart most frequently from Watford Junction and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry from Watford to Manchester trains

For as little as $44 (€41) you can travel by train from Watford to Manchester with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

CrossCountry

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

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry from Watford to Manchester for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest CrossCountry train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Watford to Manchester train with CrossCountry (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Watford - Manchester trip and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance between Watford and Manchester by train is 148 miles (238 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as $91 (€86) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets from Watford to Manchester in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect CrossCountry Watford - Manchester train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

  • Average Price: $91

Travel Tips: Trains from Watford to Manchester

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Manchester 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 Watford to Manchester.
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Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Manchester from Watford for the next 7 days starting from $44 (€41)  one way.
The train price to Manchester from Watford is on average $82 (€77)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
The Watford to Manchester train distance is approximately 148 miles (238 km).
On average the Watford to Manchester train time is 2 h 23 min  covering the 148 miles (238 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Watford, you have various train station options to start your route from including Watford Junction, Watford High Street and Watford North. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your route in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Omio customers book a train from Watford Junction   to Manchester Piccadilly   most frequently for this route.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Watford Junction, located approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the city center of Watford. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from its city center.

For the trip from Watford to Manchester you can take a train with Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or London Midland. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Watford and Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 3 trains a day from Watford to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train departing from Watford to Manchester leaves at 7: 04 AM. The last train departing from Watford to Manchester leaves at 1: 04 PM. You can find the latest Watford to Manchester train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
You can find trains between Watford and Manchester to cost on average $82 (€77) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Watford to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Manchester
Watford Junction is the most popular Watford 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 Watford for your trip to Manchester.
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Public transit options for Watford Junction
Location for Rail Replacement Services: In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from bay 1 of the bus station at the side of the railway station.
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Public transit options for Watford High Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Use Bus stop An in Lower High Street for northbound services to Watford Junction Use Bus stop B in Lower High Street for southbound services to Harrow & Wealdstone
Metro: Watford London Underground station (Metropolitan line) is approximately 34 minutes' walk away
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Public transit options for Watford North
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Towards Watford - Public Service bus stop A/Rail Replacement bus stop on Bushey Mill Lane between level crossing and junction of Southfield Avenue. Towards St Albans - Public Service bus stop B/Rail Replacement bus stop on Bushey Mill Lane between level crossing and opposite Sandown Road junction.

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