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The cheapest trains

from London
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 16

Cheapest

£163

Average

£171

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

The average ticket from London to Manchester will cost around £ 171 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 163.

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09:00London Euston2h 5m 11:05Manchester Piccadilly
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£1631One-way
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09:20London Euston2h 7m 11:27Manchester Piccadilly
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£1631One-way
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08:20London Euston2h 7m 10:27Manchester Piccadilly
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£1691One-way
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08:40London Euston2h 6m 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
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£1691One-way
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08:00London Euston2h 5m 10:05Manchester Piccadilly
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£1931One-way

Train Times

London to Manchester

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08:00London Euston2h510:05Manchester Piccadilly
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08:20London Euston2h710:27Manchester Piccadilly
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08:40London Euston2h610:46Manchester Piccadilly
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09:00London Euston2h511:05Manchester Piccadilly
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09:20London Euston2h711:27Manchester Piccadilly
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
Jul 15
£57Virgin Trains
£32National Express
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Tue
Jul 16
£163Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£288Aurigny Air Services
Wed
Jul 17
£163Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£243British Airways
Thu
Jul 18
£163Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£166British Airways
Fri
Jul 19
£48Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£88BA Cityflyer
Sat
Jul 20
£40Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£166British Airways
Sun
Jul 21
£40Virgin Trains
£12National Express
£106British Airways
Mon
Jul 22
£78Virgin Trains
£11National Express
£106British Airways
Tue
Jul 23
£78Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£79British Airways
Wed
Jul 24
£38Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£106British Airways
Thu
Jul 25
£78Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£106British Airways
Fri
Jul 26
£48Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£79British Airways
Sat
Jul 27
£31Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£133British Airways
Sun
Jul 28
£32Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£106British Airways
Mon
Jul 29
£71Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£106British Airways
Tue
Jul 30
£51Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£79British Airways
Wed
Jul 31
£51Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£79British Airways
Thu
Aug 1
£51Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£79British Airways
Fri
Aug 2
£38Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£79British Airways
Sat
Aug 3
£31Virgin Trains
£8National Express
£133British Airways
Sun
Aug 4
£32Virgin Trains
£9National Express
£79British Airways

The fastest trains

from London
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 16

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.

Fastest
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09:00London Euston2h 5m 11:05Manchester Piccadilly
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£1631One-way
Fastest
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08:00London Euston2h 5m 10:05Manchester Piccadilly
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£1931One-way
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08:40London Euston2h 6m 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
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£1691One-way
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08:20London Euston2h 7m 10:27Manchester Piccadilly
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£1691One-way
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09:20London Euston2h 7m 11:27Manchester Piccadilly
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£1631One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 12 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £59
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Manchester
Distance:262 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains

Trains from London to Manchester

The good news is that passengers can travel from London to Manchester by train in as little as two hours when they take one of the many direct services on offer with Virgin Trains between the two cities. The operator's high-speed trains cover the 200-mile journey in a fraction of the time that it would take to drive, making rail travel a great choice.

Which train companies travel from London to Manchester?

This route is operated entirely by Virgin Trains using its network of high-speed trains. The route is direct and the service stops at very few stations along the way, making it extremely fast, enjoyable and efficient. So much so in fact, that commuters make the journey on a regular basis alongside tourists and daytrippers.

How long is the train from London to Manchester?

The shortest journey takes 2 hours 5 minutes from London Euston to Manchester Picadilly. The vast majority of these services are direct, with the exception of the overnight sleeper services which tend to require a single changeover at Birmingham New Street and which can take 8 hours due to the longer connection times.

How many trains are there from London to Manchester?

Passengers can find up to three services operating every hour from London Euston to Manchester Picadilly, and usually at least three services every hour. Services run from around 6:00 a.m. and operate until after 10:00 p.m. when the sleeper services kick in.

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

Departure train station: Trains depart from London Euston A primary transport hub and terminal station for central London travellers, London Euston has trolleys and waiting areas, a First-Class lounge, accessible toilets with baby change facilities and showers, retail, food and coffee outlets, newsagents, payphones, free WiFi, help and information boards and desks, ticketing facilities and more. The London Underground services link to the station and there are buses and taxi ranks directly outside. The location is also ideal for making an onward journey by foot.

Arrival train station: The main train station in Manchester, Piccadilly Station is located on the edge of the city centre and it's just a short walk to the bus hub. There is a car park outside, a taxi rank and the city Metro service links from the train station. In the main waiting area there are digital information boards, ticket and help desks, supermarket, food, drink and retail concessions, payphones, ATMs, accessible toilets and trolleys.

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Best fares for trains from London to Manchester

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Fri, Jul 19
Train
Virgin Trains
08:202h 7m10:27
LondonManchester
Sat, Jul 20
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Virgin Trains
07:202h 7m09:27
LondonManchester
Fastest Trains from London to Manchester
Mon, Jul 22
Train
Virgin Trains
08:002h 5m10:05
LondonManchester
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Virgin Trains
08:002h 5m10:05
LondonManchester
Sat, Aug 3
Train
Virgin Trains
07:002h 5m09:05
LondonManchester
Return Train Tickets for Manchester to London
Wed, Jul 17
Train
Virgin Trains
08:352h 5m10:40
ManchesterLondon
Thu, Jul 18
Train
Virgin Trains
08:352h 5m10:40
ManchesterLondon
Fri, Jul 19
Train
Virgin Trains
07:552h 12m10:07
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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