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Journey Summary

London to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 12 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £51
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Manchester
Distance:262 km
Train Companies:Avanti West Coast
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CrossCountry trains from London to Manchester

CrossCountry trains will get you from London to Manchester from £51. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between London and Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your CrossCountry train from London to Manchester online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest CrossCountry train from London to Manchester, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 162 miles (261 km) route from London to Manchester as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between London and Manchester, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official CrossCountry London to Manchester train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between London and Manchester don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

About Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester, in the north-west of England, is known as the "Northern Powerhouse" due to the number of businesses, young professionals and industry that has settled there from London, or existed since the industrial revolution.

In the city centre is Manchester Piccadilly, a modern station which is the main hub to national train services; from Edinburgh in the north, or high-speed train services down to London.

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 used to serve the route from London to Manchester: Virgin trains. Virgin Trains was the sole provider of high-speed rail connections on this route. The rail company will stop operating this high-speed rail route as of 8th December 2019, whereafter First Group and Trenitalia will serve the route.

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.

Best Time to visit Manchester

When travellers head to Manchester largely depends on what they want to see and do. For example, anyone who wants to watch Manchester City or United playing the EPL will want to book their tickets between late August and early May. May is also time for the popular Manchester Jazz Festival, while mid-July sees the Manchester International Festival dominate the city's cultural life, with global music acts and theatre performances. Otherwise, summer is definitely the best time for pure sightseeing. Spring and fall tend to see plenty of rain in Greater Manchester (although attractions will be much less busy). However, between June and the end of August, the weather is usually bright, warm, and perfect for getting to know the city. This period is also the peak period for music festivals and community street events, such as June's Parklife Festival in Heaton Park or August's Manchester Pride. Winter breaks could work well too, with plenty of Christmas Markets, foodie events, and sales at malls like the Trafford Centre for visitors to enjoy. Just remember to dress warm and, carry a weather-resistant jacket.

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Manchester
Travel by train 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
How much does a cheap train between London and Manchester cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Manchester from London to cost as little as £51  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from London to Manchester on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Manchester train price to come in at an average of £78  one way.
How far is it from London to Manchester by train?
The train distance from London to Manchester is around 162 miles (261 km).
How long is the train between London and Manchester?
While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Manchester from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from London to Manchester is on average 2 h 7 min.
What is the departure train station in London and arrival train station in Manchester?

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your route in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Manchester Piccadilly   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in London to go to Manchester? Where is the train station in Manchester located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, London Victoria, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

What train providers offer a service to Manchester from London?
When taking a train from London to Manchester, you can count on Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between London and Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Can I purchase a direct train from London to Manchester?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from London to Manchester with Avanti West Coast  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
When is the earliest train from London to Manchester? When is the last train from London to Manchester?
You can take the first train from London to Manchester at 07: 10   or take the last train from London to Manchester leaving at 09: 20. Look for the latest London Manchester train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
When should I buy London Manchester train tickets to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets from London to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £78 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from London to Manchester a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Manchester
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London 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.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London 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.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London 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.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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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.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>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.
London Waterloo East
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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.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176