|Distance||174 miles (281 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 11 min|
|Average train ticket price||£77 (€87)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||First Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country|
Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh cover the 174 miles (281 km) long route taking on average 3 h 11 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £77, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £39. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
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Travellers heading from the north-west of England to the Scottish capital on business or for a spot of sightseeing can take daily direct trains from Manchester to Edinburgh Waverley. There are direct services seven days a week, with departure times ranging from early morning to mid-evening. Journey times to Edinburgh average just over three hours. Additional indirect connections with one change en route increase the travel options from Manchester to Scotland, although these take slightly longer.
Direct services from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh Waverley are provided by First Transpennine Express. Indirect connections with one change use a variety of routes and operators, including Virgin Trains departures from Manchester Victoria via Wigan North Western and Cross Country and London North Eastern Railway connections from Manchester Victoria via York.
Direct First Transpennine Express departures from Manchester Piccadilly are the quickest option on the 212-mile route to Edinburgh, taking just over three hours. Indirect connections from Manchester Victoria take between three hours 30 minutes and over four hours to reach the Scottish capital.
The First Transpennine Express timetable offers eight daily direct trains to Edinburgh from Manchester Piccadilly with the schedule beginning in the early morning and continuing with trains every two hours until mid-evening. Sunday services are slightly reduced, with a later first morning train from Manchester. There are numerous daily indirect connections from Manchester with a choice of routes and operators.
Departure train station: Trains depart from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. Piccadilly Station is located on the eastern side of central Manchester, with public transport links available on Freebus services and Metrolink trams. Victoria Station is north of the city centre, with a Metrolink tram stop and city bus connections. Both stations have refreshment facilities, newsagents and taxi ranks, and Piccadilly offers luggage storage lockers.
Arrival train station: Trains arrive at Edinburgh Waverley. Waverley Station is located in central Edinburgh, with frequent bus and tram services available from nearby stops on Princes Street and an airport shuttle service departing from Waverley Bridge. The station concourse has a food supermarket, fast food restaurant, pub, luggage storage facilities and a taxi rank.
Some of the Manchester train stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving in Edinburgh Waverley.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Edinburgh.
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