Luton to Manchester train

Thu, 23 May
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Cheap train tickets from Luton to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Cheapest

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

Avanti West Coast
16:273h38
Luton
20:05Manchester
£691One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:313h34
Luton
12:05Manchester
£881One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:143h51
Luton
12:05Manchester
£1231One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
18:424h22
Luton
23:04Manchester
£1531One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
17:123h53
Luton
21:05Manchester
£1601One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLuton to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 23 May
East Midlands Railway
08:143h51
Luton
12:05Manchester
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
16:273h38
Luton
20:05Manchester
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:313h34
Luton
12:05Manchester
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
18:424h22
Luton
23:04Manchester
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
17:123h53
Luton
21:05Manchester
0 changes

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Train times from Luton to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 34 m

Average

3 h 51 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

216 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Luton for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
08:313h34
Luton
12:05Manchester
£881One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
16:273h38
Luton
20:05Manchester
£691One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:143h51
Luton
12:05Manchester
£1231One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
17:123h53
Luton
21:05Manchester
£1601One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
18:424h22
Luton
23:04Manchester
£1531One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Luton to Manchester

distanceDistance134 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price£95 (€106)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Thameslink

Trains from Luton to Manchester cover the 134 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 59 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Thameslink. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £49, but the average price of train tickets is £95. Travellers depart most frequently from Luton and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry trains Luton to Manchester

For as little as £63 you can travel by train between Luton and Manchester with Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Train information from Luton to Manchester with Virgin Trains:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 31 min
  • Cheapest Price: £63

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.

FAQs: Luton to Manchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Luton 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
Cheap train tickets from Luton to Manchester can start from as little as £49 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Luton to Manchester is £95; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Luton to Manchester is on average 2 h 59 min   for the 134 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Luton to Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Luton to Manchester leaves at 04: 50. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Luton to Manchester leaves at 21: 40.
There are 16 trains a day from Luton to Manchester which require at least one change with Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Thameslink. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Manchester. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Luton to Manchester.
Take the Luton to Manchester train with Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Thameslink. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from Luton 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: 40.

When departing from Luton, you have various train station options to start your route from including Luton and Luton Airport Parkway. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Luton, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (766 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Luton to Manchester by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Luton and Manchester including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Luton and Manchester

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