London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train

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Cheap train tickets from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

Showing times and prices for 18 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
09:382h41
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£561One-way
1 change
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
09:182h47
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:05Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£561One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:582h46
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£871One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:405h38
London Waterloo (WAT)
15:18Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£871One-way
3 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:382h41
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1881One-way
1 change

Train timetableLondon Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 18 July
Avanti West Coast
08:182h47
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:05Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:382h41
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:582h46
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:182h47
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:05Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:382h41
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:405h38
London Waterloo (WAT)
15:18Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
3 changes

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Train times from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

Showing times and prices for 18 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 41 m

Average

3 h 13 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

262 km

To travel from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
09:382h41
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£561One-way
1 change
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:382h41
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1881One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:582h46
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£871One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:182h47
London Waterloo (WAT)
11:05Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1881One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:182h47
London Waterloo (WAT)
12:05Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£561One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

distanceDistance162 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price£71 (€81)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or CrossCountry

Trains from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) cover the 162 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 41 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or CrossCountry. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £34, but the average price of train tickets is £71. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains and Chiltern Railways trains London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)

For as little as £34 you can travel by train to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) from London Waterloo (WAT) with Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains and Chiltern Railways. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

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.

Virgin Trains from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 41 min
  • Cheapest Price: £34

FAQs: London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train

FAQs: Travel by train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) 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 London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN).
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) can start from as little as £34 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) is £71; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train time is 2 h 41 min   covering the 162 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) leaves at 06: 06. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) leaves at 19: 22.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN). Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN).
Take the London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train with Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 22.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 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 Piccadilly (MAN) from London Waterloo (WAT) is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 41 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from London Waterloo (WAT) to Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) is January.
You have options as you can travel between London Waterloo (WAT) and Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.

Trains departing from London Waterloo

Distance from London Waterloo to city center
Distance from London Waterloo to city center
1.2 miles (2 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: A wide range of shops including convenience store, supermarket, pharmacy, newsagent, bookseller, clothing, gifts, travel accessories and passport photobooth.
Dining
Dining
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis Budget | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information available from staff: Yes - from help point, Yes - from information point, Yes - from ticket office | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: There is step free access from the main concourse to all platforms, shops and facilities. Step free exits are exit 1 (Station approach), exit 2 (with a lift to Waterloo Road and lift access to the London Underground Jubilee line), and exit 3 for taxis and onward travel towards the South Bank. | Accessible car park equipment: Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided | Accessible taxis: Accessible taxis are available from the taxi rank on Cab Road / Station Approach | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible ticket machines note: Ticket machines are located at various locations on the main concourse and are accessible to wheelchair users. | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

Trains arriving to Manchester Piccadilly

Distance from Manchester Piccadilly to city center
Distance from Manchester Piccadilly to city center
0.5 miles (767 m)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Manchester Airport
8 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached by public transit in about 30 minutes via the Northern and TransPennine Express trains.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Pay as you go Wi-Fi is available through BT Wi-Fi.
ATM
ATM
There are ATM machines on the main concourse, Platform 10 and on the mezzanine level.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
Operated by Excess Baggage Co. Llocated between Platforms 10 and 11 and open daily from 08: 00 to 21: 00.
Dining
Dining
Burger King | Caffè Nero | Carluccio’s | Hotel Chocolat | Starbucks | The Pasty Shop | Costa Coffee | Pret a Manger | Upper Crust | McDonald's | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located near the Fairfield Street entrance on the mezzanine level.
Accessibility
Accessibility
There is step-free access throughout the station. Ramps for train access and wheelchairs are also available.

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