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Today
24 trains from£ 37
Tomorrow
47 trains from£ 43
Fri, Mar 29
48 trains from£ 39

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Bus
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Sun
Mar 24
£ 37Virgin Trains
£ 16National Express
£ 377KLM
Mon
Mar 25
£ 43Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 190Smartwings
Tue
Mar 26
£ 43Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 199British Airways
Wed
Mar 27
£ 160Virgin Trains
£ 9National Express
£ 160British Airways
Thu
Mar 28
£ 160Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 160British Airways
Fri
Mar 29
£ 39Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 84BA Cityflyer
Sat
Mar 30
£ 30Virgin Trains
£ 13National Express
£ 101British Airways
Sun
Mar 31
£ 37Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 128British Airways
Mon
Apr 1
£ 77Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 101British Airways
Tue
Apr 2
£ 77Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 101British Airways
Wed
Apr 3
£ 30Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 101British Airways
Thu
Apr 4
£ 30Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 101British Airways
Fri
Apr 5
£ 37Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 75British Airways
Sat
Apr 6
£ 30Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 101British Airways
Sun
Apr 7
£ 30Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 101British Airways
Mon
Apr 8
£ 30Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 75British Airways
Tue
Apr 9
£ 30Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 75British Airways
Wed
Apr 10
£ 62Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 101British Airways
Thu
Apr 11
£ 50Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 75British Airways
Fri
Apr 12
£ 37Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 75British Airways
Sat
Apr 13
£ 31Virgin Trains
£ 11National Express
£ 128British Airways
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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 23 minutes
Train Ticket Price:£ 56
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Manchester
Distance:262 Kms
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains

Trains from London to Manchester: Train Times

  • Trains from London to Manchester run approximately 3 times per hour.
  • London to Manchester train services commence from 07:16 in morning.
  • The last train from London to Manchester is at 00:30.
  • Be wary of weekends and public holidays, there will likely be restricted services. The Journey Planner at the top of the page will help you find the right London to Manchester train for you.
  • The London to Manchester train usually takes just over 2 hours to complete, with the fastest services taking only 2 hours and 7 minutes to reach Manchester.
  • If you are collecting your London to Manchester train ticket at the train station, ensure you have the card you made the booking with.

Do direct services run from London to Manchester?

Direct services are available on trains from London to Manchester. On weekends, a change at Warrington is often necessary and on Sunday services take significantly longer.

Manchester Piccadilly station information

Manchester, in the north-west of England, is a large city that was profoundly influenced by the industrial revolution due to its textile manufacturing, growing in a short period from a small town to become the booming metropolis it is today. The main station in Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly, which is also the terminus for trains to Manchester from London. Manchester Piccadilly Station is located very centrally within Manchester. The city’s central shopping district is easy to get to from the station and is just a simply walk down Piccadilly road until you reach the shops. Metroshuttles and trams also leave the station every 7 minutes and provide connections further central as well as to other parts of the city. Train connections to and from Manchester Airport are also available from Manchester Piccadilly Station.


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Best fares for trains from London to Manchester

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Fri, Mar 29
Train
Virgin Trains
21:402h 9m23:49
LondonManchester
Sat, Mar 30
Train
Virgin Trains
15:202h 7m17:27
LondonManchester
Fastest Trains from London to Manchester
Sat, Apr 6
Train
Virgin Trains
07:002h 4m09:04
LondonManchester
Sat, Apr 13
Train
Virgin Trains
07:002h 4m09:04
LondonManchester
Sat, Apr 27
Train
Virgin Trains
07:002h 4m09:04
LondonManchester
Return Train Tickets for Manchester to London
Mon, Mar 25
Train
Virgin Trains
09:352h 5m11:40
ManchesterLondon
Tue, Mar 26
Train
Virgin Trains
09:352h 5m11:40
ManchesterLondon
Wed, Mar 27
Train
Virgin Trains
12:552h 14m15:09
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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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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