|Distance||174 miles (281 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 23 min|
|Average train ticket price||£59 (€66)|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 6 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||First Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway|
Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester cover the 174 miles (281 km) long route taking on average 3 h 23 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £39, but the average price of train tickets is £59. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
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Which train companies go from Edinburgh to Manchester? All direct trains from Edinburgh to Manchester are operated by TransPennine Express. In-direct services are operated by Virgin Trains and Cross Country.
How long is the train from Edinburgh to Manchester? The average journey time for direct trains from Edinburgh to Manchester is 3 hours and 13 minutes. In-direct services don't last too much longer, with the typical journey lasting 3 hours and 22 minutes.
When are the first and last trains of the day from Edinburgh to Manchester? The first train from Edinburgh to Manchester on weekdays departs at 06:15 a.m and arrives at 09:25 a.m. The last direct train from Edinburgh to Manchester departs at 20:14 p.m and arrives at 23:25 p.m.
How often are trains from Edinburgh to Manchester? The Edinburgh-Manchester train runs roughly twice an hour throughout the day, with slightly less services on in the early hours and on Sundays.
How far in advance to book cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester? The best time to book trains from Edinburgh to Manchester in advance is 6 weeks before departure.
When is the cheapest and most expensive day to catch the train from Edinburgh to Manchester? The cheapest days to catch the Edinburgh-Manchester train are Tuesday and Wednesday. The most expensive day is Sunday.
Where do trains from Edinburgh to Manchester depart from? All trains from Edinburgh to Manchester depart from Edinburgh Waverly station located in the city centre, just a short walk from Princes Street and the Royal Mile. Edinburgh's main station boasts a hefty array of cafes and shops, perfect for picking up food for the journey. The station is also served by local buses, making it easy to get to.
Where do trains from Edinburgh to Manchester arrive at? All trains from Edinburgh to Manchester arrive at either Piccadilly station or Oxford Road station.
For trains terminating at Manchester Piccadilly, there are frequent bus connections to the city centre. Although, those who choose to go by foot will find themselves only 10-minutes away from Manchester's city centre. For passengers travelling onwards, the station provides connections via. coach and rail to UK destinations.
Passengers arriving at Oxford Road station, located south of the city centre, will be able to get into central Manchester with ease. By foot, the main street is just a 5-minute walk. There are also buses which connect the station to areas of the city. It is also possible to catch the train one-stop over to Manchester Piccadilly.
When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.
Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Manchester Piccadilly most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.
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