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Journey Summary

Manchester to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 17 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £51
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:London
Distance:262 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin 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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Fri, Aug 23
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07:552h 12m10:07
ManchesterLondon
Sat, Aug 24
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09:352h 17m11:52
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Tue, Aug 20
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Virgin Trains
17:352h 4m19:39
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Wed, Aug 21
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Virgin Trains
08:352h 5m10:40
ManchesterLondon
Thu, Aug 22
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Virgin Trains
08:352h 5m10:40
ManchesterLondon
Return Train Tickets for London to Manchester
Tue, Aug 20
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Virgin Trains
07:002h 5m09:05
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Wed, Aug 21
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07:002h 5m09:05
LondonManchester
Thu, Aug 22
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07:002h 5m09:05
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Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
London
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

TrainManchester 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.
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.
TrainManchester Victoria

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