Trains from Manchester to London

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Journey Summary

Manchester to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hour.other 23 minute.other
Train Ticket Price: £60
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:London
Distance:262 km
Train Companies:Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains

Manchester to London trains

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.

 

Which train companies travel from Manchester to London?

Manchester to London trains are operated by Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, and East Midlands Trains.

How long is the train journey from Manchester to London

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.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Manchester to London?

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.

Where do trains from Manchester to London depart from and arrive to?

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.


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Trains from Manchester to London
Travel by train to London 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 London.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train between Manchester and London?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Manchester to London for as low as £74  for the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Manchester to London?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to London from Manchester is £84  one way.
How many miles is it from Manchester to London by train?
The train distance from Manchester to London is around 162 miles (261 km).
How many hours does it take from Manchester to London by train?
While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (261 km) between Manchester and London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to London is on average 2 h 12 min.
When travelling by train from Manchester to London, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in London do I arrive in?

Some of the Manchester train stations to London you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in London include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in London Victoria.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, London Victoria, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of London.

What train companies go from Manchester to London?
For the best Manchester to London train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Manchester and London to compare what amenities they may offer.
When is the earliest train from Manchester to London? When is the last train from Manchester to London?
You can take the first train from Manchester to London at 07: 05   or take the last train from Manchester to London leaving at 08: 55. Look for the latest Manchester London train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
When should I book Manchester London train tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a train from Manchester to London to cost on average £84 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to London train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
London
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester Piccadilly
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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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