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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
14:303h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
18:24London Euston (EUS)
£461One-way
1 change
Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
13:303h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
17:24London Euston (EUS)
£461One-way
1 change
Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
11:303h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:24London Euston (EUS)
£461One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
12:552h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:09London Euston (EUS)
£491One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
13:152h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:27London Euston (EUS)
£491One-way
0 changes

Train timetableManchester to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 July
East Midlands Railway
08:133h25
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:38London St Pancras International (STP)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:152h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:27London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:352h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:41London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:552h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:09London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:152h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:27London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
09:303h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:24London Euston (EUS)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:352h08
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:43London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:552h15
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:10London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:152h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:27London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:352h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:41London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:552h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:09London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:152h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:27London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
11:303h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:24London Euston (EUS)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
11:352h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:41London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:552h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:09London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
12:152h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:27London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
12:352h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:41London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
12:552h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:09London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
13:152h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:27London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
13:303h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
17:24London Euston (EUS)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
13:352h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:41London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
13:552h15
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
16:10London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
14:152h15
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
16:30London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
14:303h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
18:24London Euston (EUS)
1 change

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Train times from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 6 m

Average

2 h 31 m

Trains per day

24

Distance

262 km

Of the 24 trains that leave Manchester for London every day 19 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
10:352h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:41London Euston (EUS)
£601One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
12:352h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:41London Euston (EUS)
£531One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
11:352h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:41London Euston (EUS)
£601One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:352h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:41London Euston (EUS)
£2061One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
13:352h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:41London Euston (EUS)
£491One-way
0 changes

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Manchester to London

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Cons
IconLots of people on the train
I travelled from Manchester to London some time ago. As always, it was very easy to book the tickets online. The train was very clean inside and the toilets were very hygienic. As always, the staff were very friendly and helpful. There was also free wifi and free power sockets. The train left on time and the journey took about 2.5 hours in total! As always, the price-performance ratio is very good!
Pro
IconGood wifi
Cons
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The train from Manchester to London was train number 2289 and departed on time from Manchester. The connection was possible without changing trains, which makes travelling by train very pleasant. WCs were clean and hygienic as was the rest of the train. The staff were friendly and helpful and helped me with my queries. The general service was good as well as the food, which tasted delicious. My recommendation goes out.
Pro
IconLittle noise
Cons
IconNo sockets
The Manchester to London connection with train number 7569 departed on time from Manchester on 6 February. The wifi on the train made the journey much more comfortable and the journey time of two and a half hours was very short. Unfortunately, the WCs in my carriage were blocked.
Pro
IconGood view
Cons
IconNo sockets
The train from Manchester to London departed with a delay and had the train number K23. The journey took two and a half hours. The seats were very comfortable and the food you could buy was very tasty. Toilets were hygienic and clean and the rest of the train was also clean. The staff were very nice and helped me with my luggage when boarding, hence my recommendation.

Overview: Train from Manchester to London

distanceDistance162 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price£64 (€72)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Bus, Chiltern Railways, TransPennine Express or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from Manchester to London cover the 162 miles long route taking on average 2 h 15 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Bus, Chiltern Railways, TransPennine Express or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £26, but the average price of train tickets is £64. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London Waterloo.

Train companies: Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains and East Midlands Trains trains Manchester to London

Find the best trains from Manchester to London with Omio's travel partners Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains and East Midlands Trains from £26. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

East Midlands Trains is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to the East Midlands, Yorkshire, and the North West. East Midlands Trains operates a fleet of Class 158, Class 156, Class 170, Class 222 and Class 180 diesel multiple units, as well as Class 222 Meridian electric multiple units. East Midlands Trains also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for East Midlands Trains are London to Nottingham, Sheffield, and Leeds.

Manchester to London train information with East Midlands Trains:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: £84

FAQs: Manchester to London train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to London can start from as little as £26 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to London is £64; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Manchester and London is on average 2 h 15 min   for the 162 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Manchester and London by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to London leaves at 05: 27. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to London leaves at 20: 25.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day from Manchester to London with Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to London. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Manchester to London.
When taking a train from Manchester to London, you can count on Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Bus, Chiltern Railways, TransPennine Express or Northern Rail (3) for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Manchester and London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 25.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in London, you can end your journey in train stations like London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Waterloo, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to London from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 15 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Manchester to London is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to London from Manchester including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and London

Manchester
London
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip to London from Manchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
The major train station for arrivals in London is London Euston. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Euston for your trip to London from Manchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
HomeTrainsTrain Times to London Manchester to London train

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