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Train Information to Manchester from Luton

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price£68 (€77)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Luton to Manchester cover the 134 miles (216 km) long route taking on average 3 h 19 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or East Midlands Trains. 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 £58, but the average price of train tickets is £68. Travellers depart most frequently from Luton and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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.

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Trains from Luton to Manchester
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Luton and Manchester cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Manchester from Luton for as low as £58  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Luton to Manchester on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Luton to Manchester train price to come in at an average of £68  one way.
What is the distance between Luton and Manchester by train?
The distance to Manchester from Luton by train is approximately 134 miles (216 km).
What is the average Luton to Manchester train duration?
The Luton to Manchester train duration is on average 3 h 19 min, which is to be expected when travelling 134 miles (216 km) to Manchester from Luton. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Luton to Manchester, which train station in Luton do I depart from and which train station in Manchester do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Luton to start your trip from including Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London Luton Airport. In Manchester you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Luton   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the Luton train station located? Where is the Manchester train station located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Luton and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers offer a service to Manchester from Luton?
Take the Luton to Manchester train with Avanti West Coast or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Luton to Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there from Luton to Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Luton for Manchester is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Luton to Manchester? When does the last train depart from Luton to Manchester?
You can take the first train from Luton to Manchester at 06: 58   or take the last train from Luton to Manchester leaving at 10: 02. Look for the latest Luton Manchester train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
When should I purchase Luton 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 trip and save money. If you buy train tickets to Manchester from Luton within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £68 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Luton to Manchester a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Luton
Manchester
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.