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Train Information between Croydon and Manchester

distanceDistance170 miles (274 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 3 min
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast

Trains from Croydon to Manchester cover the 170 miles (274 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 3 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from East Croydon and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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Trains from Croydon to Manchester
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 Croydon to Manchester.
How far is it from Croydon to Manchester by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Croydon and Manchester via train to be approximately 170 miles (274 km).
How many hours does it take from Croydon to Manchester by train?
While the time it takes to travel 170 miles (274 km) from Croydon to Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Croydon to Manchester is on average 3 h 3 min.
Which train station from Croydon to Manchester do I depart from? Which Manchester train station from Croydon do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Croydon, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including East Croydon and West Croydon. When you arrive in Manchester, your train can arrive in train stations including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from East Croydon   to Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the train station in Croydon to go to Manchester? Where is the train station in Manchester located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from East Croydon and travel around 0.6 miles (1 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (587 m) from the train station to the city centre in Manchester.

Which train providers can take me from Croydon to Manchester?
When taking a train from Croydon to Manchester, you can count on Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Croydon and Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there from Croydon to Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Croydon for Manchester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

East Croydon is the most popular Croydon railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Croydon for your journey to Manchester.