Luton to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Luton to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Cheapest

£64

Average

£148

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.

Cheapest
09:40Luton3h22 13:02Manchester Piccadilly
3 changes
£641One-way
09:29Luton3h17 12:46Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£711One-way
08:45Luton3h47 12:32Manchester Piccadilly
3 changes
£1431One-way
08:55Luton3h10 12:05Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£1431One-way
08:57Luton3h30 12:27Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£2321One-way

Train schedule Luton to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 18 May
08:26Luton3h20 11:46Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
08:45Luton3h47 12:32Manchester Piccadilly
3 changes
08:55Luton3h10 12:05Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
08:57Luton3h30 12:27Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
09:29Luton3h17 12:46Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
09:40Luton3h22 13:02Manchester Piccadilly
3 changes

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Fastest train times from Luton to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 10 m

Average

3 h 24 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

216 km

It's difficult to get from Luton to Manchester without changing at least 2 times.

Fastest
08:55Luton3h10 12:05Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£1431One-way
09:29Luton3h17 12:46Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£711One-way
08:26Luton3h20 11:46Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£2321One-way
09:40Luton3h22 13:02Manchester Piccadilly
3 changes
£641One-way
08:57Luton3h30 12:27Manchester Piccadilly
2 changes
£2321One-way

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Overview: Train from Luton to Manchester

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£64 (€73)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, East Midlands Railway, Northern Rail or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Luton to Manchester cover the 134 miles (216 km) long route taking on average 3 h 17 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, East Midlands Railway, Northern Rail or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £64, but the average price of train tickets is £64. Travellers depart most frequently from Luton and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Luton to Manchester

You can travel by train between Luton and Manchester with CrossCountry for as low as £64. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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Save time and money by searching for and booking your CrossCountry train between Luton and Manchester online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest CrossCountry train to Manchester from Luton, 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 134 miles (216 km) journey from Luton 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 Luton 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 Luton to Manchester train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

    Trains from Luton to Manchester

    There are no direct trains from Luton to Manchester, but it is possible to make the journey with only one change. This connection begins with an early morning East Midland Trains departure to Sheffield, connecting with a TransPennine Express service to Manchester. Additional and earlier journeys use Thameslink trains to London St. Pancras and London Underground services to Euston to connect with Virgin trains departures to Manchester. There are around four connections an hour until late evening. Journey times range from around 3 hours to 3 hours and 40 minutes. Trains from Luton to Manchester depart from Luton Station in the centre of town, arriving at the central Manchester Piccadilly Station.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Luton 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 Luton to Manchester.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Luton to Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £64  one way.
    The Luton to Manchester train ticket price is on average £64  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    You should expect to travel around 134 miles (216 km)  between Luton and Manchester by train.
    On average the Luton to Manchester train time is 3 h 17 min  covering the 134 miles (216 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

    Some of the Luton train stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London Luton Airport. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Manchester include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Luton   and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Luton, which is located around 0.6 miles (859 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

    Take the Luton to Manchester train with Cross Country, East Midlands Railway, Northern Rail or Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey between Luton and Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    On average, there are 10 trains a day from Luton to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The first train from Luton to Manchester leaves at 07: 14   and the last train for this leaves at 21: 40. Omio shows you the latest train from Luton to Manchester timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    The price of a one way train ticket from Luton to Manchester is on average £64 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Luton and Manchester available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Luton is the most popular Luton 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 Luton for your journey to Manchester.

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