Manchester to Luton train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Luton

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£62

Average

£65

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.

Northern Rail
09:40Manchester4h15 13:55Luton
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£621One-way
Cross Country
09:27Manchester4h54 14:21Luton
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£631One-way
East Midlands Railway
12:43Manchester3h38 16:21Luton
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£641One-way
Cross Country
08:27Manchester3h27 11:54Luton
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£651One-way
East Midlands Railway
09:31Manchester5h14 14:45Luton
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£651One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Luton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 22 May
Cross Country
07:27Manchester4h17 11:44Luton
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Northern Rail
07:29Manchester4h13 11:42Luton
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Cross Country
08:27Manchester3h27 11:54Luton
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East Midlands Railway
08:45Manchester4h27 13:12Luton
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Cross Country
09:27Manchester4h54 14:21Luton
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East Midlands Railway
09:31Manchester5h14 14:45Luton
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Northern Rail
09:40Manchester4h15 13:55Luton
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East Midlands Railway
10:14Manchester5h01 15:15Luton
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Avanti West Coast
11:35Manchester3h07 14:42Luton
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East Midlands Railway
12:43Manchester3h38 16:21Luton
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Luton

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 7 m

Average

4 h 15 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

216 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Manchester for Luton every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
11:35Manchester3h07 14:42Luton
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£661One-way
Cross Country
08:27Manchester3h27 11:54Luton
0 changes
£651One-way
East Midlands Railway
12:43Manchester3h38 16:21Luton
0 changes
£641One-way
Northern Rail
07:29Manchester4h13 11:42Luton
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£651One-way
Northern Rail
09:40Manchester4h15 13:55Luton
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£621One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Luton

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price£62 (€70)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or Northern Rail

Trains from Manchester to Luton cover the 134 miles (216 km) long route taking on average 3 h 37 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or Northern Rail. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £62, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £56. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Luton.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Manchester to Luton

Travel between Manchester and Luton from £56 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

CrossCountry

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

If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets from Manchester to Luton, check out Omio! With one-way Manchester to Luton train ticket prices starting as low as £64 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Luton from Manchester by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train timetables and tickets for this 134 miles (216 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets from Manchester to Luton in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Luton from Manchester on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

  • Average Price: £64

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Luton

Travel by train to Luton 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 Luton.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Manchester to Luton for as little as £56  in the next 7 days.
The Manchester to Luton train ticket price is on average £62  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Manchester and Luton via train to be approximately 134 miles (216 km).
On average the train from Manchester to Luton duration is 3 h 37 min  for the 134 miles (216 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Some of the Manchester train stations to Luton you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Luton include Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London Luton Airport.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Luton, located 0.6 miles (859 m) away from the city centre.

Take the Manchester to Luton train with East Midlands Railway, Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or Northern Rail. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Manchester and Luton as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Luton is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this trip departs from Manchester at 07: 13. The last train leaves from Manchester at 21: 05. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Manchester to Luton and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you buy Manchester to Luton train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £62. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Manchester to Luton. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Luton
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your journey to Luton.
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+44 3457114141
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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

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