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The cheapest trains

from London
to Manchester

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Cheapest

£163

Average

£164

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Manchester will cost around £ 164 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 163.

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09:20London Euston2h0711:27Manchester Piccadilly
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08:40London Euston2h0610:46Manchester Piccadilly
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09:00London Euston2h0511:05Manchester Piccadilly
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08:20London Euston2h0710:27Manchester Piccadilly
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08:00London Euston2h0510:05Manchester Piccadilly
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£1691One-way

Train Times

London to Manchester

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08:00London Euston2h0510:05Manchester Piccadilly
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08:20London Euston2h0710:27Manchester Piccadilly
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08:40London Euston2h0610:46Manchester Piccadilly
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Prices across different modes

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Sun
Aug 18
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£17National Express
£288British Airways
Mon
Aug 19
£163Virgin Trains
£17National Express
£119Sas Airways
Tue
Aug 20
£163Virgin Trains
£17National Express
£242British Airways
Wed
Aug 21
£151Virgin Trains
£23National Express
£165British Airways
Thu
Aug 22
£151Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£165British Airways
Fri
Aug 23
£48Virgin Trains
£19National Express
£103BA Cityflyer
Sat
Aug 24
£98Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£205KLM
Sun
Aug 25
£45Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£105British Airways
Mon
Aug 26
£37Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£105British Airways
Tue
Aug 27
£138Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£132British Airways
Wed
Aug 28
£138Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£105British Airways
Thu
Aug 29
£31Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£105British Airways
Fri
Aug 30
£42Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£78British Airways
Sat
Aug 31
£32Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£234Air France
Sun
Sep 1
£35Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£123Sas Airways
Mon
Sep 2
£51Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£105British Airways
Tue
Sep 3
£51Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£78British Airways
Wed
Sep 4
£51Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£78British Airways
Thu
Sep 5
£51Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£78British Airways
Fri
Sep 6
£37Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£78British Airways
Sat
Sep 7
£26Virgin Trains
£7National Express
£121KLM

The fastest trains

from London
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Aug 19

Fastest Journey

2h 5m

Average

2h 6m

Trains per day

5

Distance

262 km

Of the 5 train that leave London for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 262 km distance in an average of 2h 6m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 5m .

The slowest train will take 2h 7m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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09:00London Euston2h0511:05Manchester Piccadilly
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£1631One-way
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08:00London Euston2h0510:05Manchester Piccadilly
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£1691One-way
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08:40London Euston2h0610:46Manchester Piccadilly
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09:20London Euston2h0711:27Manchester Piccadilly
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08:20London Euston2h0710:27Manchester Piccadilly
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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 12 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £69
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Manchester
Distance:262 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains

Trains from London to Manchester

Manchester is a popular destination for business and leisure travellers alike. Whether heading up to see one of the two football clubs play, to wander round the vibrant Northern Quarter or for a business meeting at Salford Quays, train travel is a great option. Frequent, direct trains depart from London Euston heading to Manchester Piccadilly at 20-minute intervals spread throughout the day. With journey times of a little over two hours, passengers can make the most of comfortable Virgin Trains to arrive at their destination.

Which train companies travel from London to Manchester?

Only one company offers trains from London to Manchester. Virgin Trains are the sole provider of high-speed rail connections on this route. The rail company offers a variety of ticket prices including First Class, with which passengers can enjoy complementary food and drink during their journey.

How long is the train from London to Manchester?

Virgin high-speed trains can complete the journey from London to Manchester in as little as two hours five minutes. The slowest service is the late-evening departure which takes nearly three hours 30 minutes travelling at a slower pace throughout the journey. All services are direct, except the very first and last services of the day which involve one change at Crewe.

How many trains are there from London to Manchester?

The first direct service departs London Euston shortly after 6:00 a.m. with departures continuing at 20 minute intervals until around 11:00 p.m. There's one earlier train departs at 5:15 a.m. that requires one change at Crewe. With numerous departures per hour, passengers are sure to find a journey to suit their schedule.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Manchester?

Departure train station: Trains depart from London Euston station. In the heart of London, Euston is served by numerous local bus routes and has a designated taxi rank as well as links to several London Underground services. It is within walking distance of London Kings Cross and St Pancras, where passengers can access the Eurostar. Within the station, passengers can expect restaurants, cafes and small supermarkets.

Arrival train station: Trains terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, the busiest of the five stations within the city. There is extensive public transport services across Manchester, including trams and buses. Passengers can buy a Plus Bus extension to their rail ticket for unlimited bus and tram travel around the city. Station facilities include free WiFi, photo booths and water fountains.

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Best fares for trains from London to Manchester

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Fri, Aug 23
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Virgin Trains
08:002h 5m10:05
LondonManchester
Sat, Aug 24
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08:432h 22m11:05
LondonManchester
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Wed, Aug 21
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07:002h 5m09:05
LondonManchester
Thu, Aug 22
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Virgin Trains
07:002h 5m09:05
LondonManchester
Fri, Aug 23
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08:002h 5m10:05
LondonManchester
Return Train Tickets for Manchester to London
Tue, Aug 20
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Virgin Trains
05:352h 11m07:46
ManchesterLondon
Wed, Aug 21
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Virgin Trains
08:352h 5m10:40
ManchesterLondon
Thu, Aug 22
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Virgin Trains
08:352h 5m10:40
ManchesterLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Manchester
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon Kings Cross

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainLondon Waterloo East

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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