Watford to Manchester train

Tue, Jun 25
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Cheap train tickets from Watford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 25

Cheapest

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

Avanti West Coast
08:48AM3h17
Watford
12:05PMManchester
$731One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:19AM3h25
Watford
11:44AMManchester
$931One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
05:48AM2h23
Watford
08:11AMManchester
$1741One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
06:01AM3h04
Watford
09:05AMManchester
$2321One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Watford to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25
Avanti West Coast
05:48AM2h23
Watford
08:11AMManchester
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:19AM3h25
Watford
11:44AMManchester
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:48AM3h17
Watford
12:05PMManchester
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
06:01AM3h04
Watford
09:05AMManchester
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Watford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 25

Fastest Journey

2 h 23 m

Average

3 h 2 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

238 km

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

Avanti West Coast
05:48AM2h23
Watford
08:11AMManchester
$1741One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
06:01AM3h04
Watford
09:05AMManchester
$2321One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:48AM3h17
Watford
12:05PMManchester
$731One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:19AM3h25
Watford
11:44AMManchester
$931One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Watford to Manchester

distanceDistance148 miles (238 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price$104 (€91)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains

Trains from Watford to Manchester cover the 148 miles (238 km) long route taking on average 2 h 14 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $104 (€91), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $48 (€42). Travelers depart most frequently from Watford Junction and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and West Midlands Trains from Watford to Manchester trains

Travel from Watford to Manchester from $48 (€42) with Omio’s train partners Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and West Midlands Trains! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Train information from Watford to Manchester with Virgin Trains:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 14 min
  • Cheapest Price: $48
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 3 a day

FAQs: Trains from Watford to Manchester

FAQs: Travel by train from Watford 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.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Watford to Manchester can start from as little as $48 (€42) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Watford to Manchester is $104 (€91); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Watford and Manchester is on average 2 h 14 min   for the 148 mile (238 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Watford and Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Watford to Manchester leaves at 5: 01 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Watford to Manchester leaves at 5: 41 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Watford to Manchester without having to change trains with Virgin Trains. There is 1 direct train from Watford to Manchester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Watford to Manchester train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Watford and Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.

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 journey in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Watford Junction, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Manchester from Watford is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 14 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Watford to Manchester is February.
You have options as you can travel between Watford and Manchester 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Watford and Manchester

Watford
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.
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3301235247
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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 343 222 1234
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
Watford NorthParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
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.
Watford Underground Station

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