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Train Information to Manchester from Edinburgh

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price£59 (€66)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFirst 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.

Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester: Journey Details

Though known around the world for its football team, Manchester can offer much more to the curious visitor. There is something from every era such as the Victoria Baths, the art Deco of the Daily Express building, and the modern Skyscraper Beetham Tower. Heaton Park offers a natural respite from the metropolis or one can challenge the mind at the city's world class university.

 

Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester: Train Journey Information


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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.

Tips for Booking Cheap Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester


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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.

Train Station Info and Getting to the City Centre


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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.

 

Travel Tips

Trains from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Manchester.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains between Edinburgh and Manchester cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Edinburgh and Manchester for as little as £39  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Edinburgh to Manchester?
The Edinburgh to Manchester train ticket price is on average £59  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
How far is it from Edinburgh to Manchester by train?
The Edinburgh to Manchester train distance is approximately 174 miles (281 km).
How long is the train to Manchester from Edinburgh?
While the time it takes to travel 174 miles (281 km) between Edinburgh and Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Edinburgh to Manchester is on average 3 h 23 min.
What station does the Edinburgh to Manchester train leave from? Which Manchester train station do I come into from Edinburgh?

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.

Where is the train station in Edinburgh? Where is the train station in Manchester?

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.

What train companies go from Edinburgh to Manchester?
For the trip from Edinburgh to Manchester you can take a train with First Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Edinburgh and Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I purchase a direct train from Edinburgh to Manchester?
Yes, there are 6 direct trains per day to Manchester from Edinburgh, and you can find a direct train for this route with First Transpennine Express  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many trains per day are there from Edinburgh to Manchester?
On average, there are 6 trains a day from Edinburgh to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Edinburgh to Manchester?
If you prefer early morning trains from Edinburgh to Manchester, the first train leaves at 07: 00. If you prefer late night trains from Edinburgh to Manchester, the last train of the day leaves at 09: 52. Omio shows you the latest train from Edinburgh to Manchester timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
When should I book Edinburgh Manchester train tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a train to Manchester from Edinburgh to cost on average £59 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the Edinburgh 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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Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh for your journey to Manchester.
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Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59 | Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59
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Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
Monorail lines: Marconi Express
Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN