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.
The average ticket from Manchester to London will cost around £ 83 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 38.
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2 h 29 m
3 h 11 m
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It's difficult to get from Manchester to London without changing at least once.
|Distance||162 miles (261 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 41 min|
|Average train ticket price||£57 (€64)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country|
Trains from Manchester to London cover the 162 miles (261 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 41 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £57, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £49. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London Victoria.
You can travel by train to London from Manchester with CrossCountry for as low as £49. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Manchester and London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains from Manchester to London on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Manchester to London train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 162 miles (261 km) journey from Manchester to London, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Manchester to London in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the CrossCountry train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to London from Manchester and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Manchester and London with CrossCountry!
These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Manchester to London:
Starting in the very early morning, trains from the Manchester to London offer a fast and reliable connection throughout the day for many passengers. The majority of trains leave Manchester Piccadilly Station and terminate at London Euston, however, select trains from Manchester to London St Pancras and London Marylebone are also available in the late evenings. The journey will usually take at most two and half hours throughout the majority of the day. Later trains from Manchester to London in the evening can take longer and may include a stopover or change. As this is a busy business route, travellers should be aware that there are several peak times including the morning commute time as well as in the late evening. Virgin Trains are the main provider for trains during the day, and CrossCountry and East Midlands operate a small number of late trains between the two cities.
The average journey time for trains travelling from Manchester to London during the day varies from 2 hours to 3h15 depending on train company, time of day and time of week passengers are travelling. Overnight trains from Manchester to London operated by CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains take between 8½ and 9 hours and involve multiple transfers.
Trains from Manchester to London begin running in the early morning and continue regularly throughout the day into the late evening. The first direct train from Manchester to London departs at 5:05 a.m. while the last leaves Manchester at 9:15 p.m. The two overnight trains from Manchester to London operated by CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains depart at 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. respectively.
Most trains from Manchester to London depart from Manchester's Piccadilly train station. There is usually one train per day which departs from Manchester's Oxford Road train station. All Virgin Trains traveling from Manchester to London arrive at London's Euston train station. The overnight journey operated by East Midlands trains arrives at London's St Pancras train station, while the CrossCountry overnight train arrive's at London's Marylebone train station.
There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. In London you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London Victoria.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.
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