London to Manchester train

Tue, 23 Jul
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Cheap train tickets from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 23 Jul

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
08:463h32
London Euston (EUS)
12:18Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£581One-way
1 change
East Midlands Railway
08:033h02
London St Pancras International (STP)
11:05Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1321One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:132h06
London Euston (EUS)
10:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2071One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:132h06
London Euston (EUS)
11:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2071One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:332h11
London Euston (EUS)
10:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2071One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 July
East Midlands Railway
08:033h02
London St Pancras International (STP)
11:05Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:132h06
London Euston (EUS)
10:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:332h11
London Euston (EUS)
10:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
08:463h32
London Euston (EUS)
12:18Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:532h12
London Euston (EUS)
11:05Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:132h06
London Euston (EUS)
11:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes

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Train times from London to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 23 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 6 m

Average

2 h 31 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

262 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Manchester every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:132h06
London Euston (EUS)
10:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2071One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
09:132h06
London Euston (EUS)
11:19Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2071One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:332h11
London Euston (EUS)
10:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2071One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:532h12
London Euston (EUS)
11:05Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£2071One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:033h02
London St Pancras International (STP)
11:05Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1321One-way
1 change

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from London to Manchester

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The journey from London to Manchester was severely delayed. The train number of the train was 43, the connection was possible without changing trains. The journey took about two and a half hours. The seat on the train was so comfortable that I was able to fall asleep without any problems, which was also due to the fact that the volume on the train was very quiet, which was very pleasant. The service provided on the train was very good and the friendly staff were very helpful.
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The train from London to Manchester with train number 357 departed late from London. The train connection London Manchester is possible without changing trains. The train seats were comfortable and the catering provided was delicious. The general service was also good, the staff were polite and helped me get off the train. The train was clean and hygienic, as were the toilets. Recommendation goes out.
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The train from London to Manchester had the train number 2231 and departed on time. The connection is possible without changing trains and is therefore a completely relaxed journey. The seat was comfortable and the general noise level was very pleasant. The food you could buy was also good. The toilets were clean and hygienic. The journey took around two and a half hours. I would recommend this journey to anyone as it was absolutely hassle-free

Overview: Train from London to Manchester

distanceDistance162 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price£58 (€66)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 43 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersVirgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Chiltern Railways or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from London to Manchester cover the 162 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 6 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Chiltern Railways or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £29, but the average price of train tickets is £58. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains and East Midlands Trains trains London to Manchester

Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains and East Midlands Trains trains will get you between London and Manchester from £4. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Chiltern Railways is a train company based in the United Kingdom with trains to Manchester from London. It operates services from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, Banbury, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, and Stratford-upon-Avon. It also runs services from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon. Chiltern Railways offers a range of train types, including InterCity 125, Class 165 and Class 168 trains. These trains are equipped with comfortable seating, air conditioning, power sockets, and free Wi-Fi. The company offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include a café bar, a shop, and a quiet coach. The most popular routes for Chiltern Railways are London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, and High Wycombe.

FAQs: London to Manchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from London 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 London to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London to Manchester can start from as little as £29 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Manchester is £58; 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 to Manchester train time is 2 h 6 min   covering the 162 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Manchester leaves at 07: 07. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Manchester leaves at 21: 32.
Yes, there are 43 direct trains a day from London to Manchester with Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Manchester. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from London to Manchester.
Take the London to Manchester train with Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Chiltern Railways or Northern Rail (3). However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from London to Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 32.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your route from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your trip in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

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 from London is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 6 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from London to Manchester by train is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between London and Manchester including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Manchester

London
Manchester
London Euston is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Manchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3450774224
Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester train station for Omio travellers, but Manchester has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Manchester for your journey from London.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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