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Journey Summary

Manchester to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
3 hours 17 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £49
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:282 km
Train Companies:Avanti West Coast, First Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway
Train companies

CrossCountry Manchester – Edinburgh

Find the best trains between Manchester and Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £34. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

CrossCountry

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

Looking to travel by train from Manchester to Edinburgh? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Manchester to Edinburgh train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from Manchester to Edinburgh, you can expect to travel 174 miles (281 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains from Manchester to Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can check 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. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to Edinburgh from Manchester. Book that perfect Manchester to Edinburgh train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets between Manchester and Edinburgh due to the coronavirus:

  • 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

Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh

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.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Edinburgh?

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.

How long is the train from Manchester to Edinburgh?

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.

How many trains are there from Manchester to Edinburgh?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Manchester to Edinburgh?

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.

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Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh
Travel by train to Edinburgh 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 Manchester to Edinburgh.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train between Manchester and Edinburgh cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Manchester to Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from £34  one way.
How much does the train from Manchester to Edinburgh cost on average?
The Manchester to Edinburgh train ticket price is on average £59  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is it from Manchester to Edinburgh by train?
The distance from Manchester to Edinburgh by train is approximately 174 miles (281 km).
How long does it take from Manchester to Edinburgh by train?
While the time it takes to travel 174 miles (281 km) to Edinburgh from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Edinburgh is on average 3 h 3 min.
Which train station in Manchester goes to Edinburgh? Which train station do I come into Edinburgh from Manchester?

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.

Where do I find the Manchester train station to Edinburgh? Where is the Edinburgh train station?

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.

Which train providers should I travel with from Manchester to Edinburgh?
For the best Manchester to Edinburgh train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with First Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Manchester and Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
When can I take the first train from Manchester to Edinburgh? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this route departs from Manchester at 07: 00. The last train leaves from Manchester at 09: 54. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Manchester to Edinburgh and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Manchester to Edinburgh train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets between Manchester and Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £59 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Edinburgh a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Edinburgh
Manchester Oxford Road
Amenities
Manchester Piccadilly
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

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>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
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.
Manchester Victoria
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