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Overview: Train from Manchester to Milton Keynes

distanceDistance117 miles (188 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£39 (€44)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Milton Keynes cover the 117 miles (188 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 38 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £33, but the average price of train tickets is £39. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Milton Keynes Central.

Trains from Manchester to Milton Keynes

There are scheduled train services from Manchester to Milton Keynes at least once an hour throughout most of the week, and sometimes two at commuting times. The journey can take as little as an hour and a half without any changes, so it's an easy and comfortable route to travel, with the opportunity to relax and enjoy a direct service.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Milton Keynes?

Trains between Manchester and Milton Keynes are operated primarily by Virgin Trains,  which runs a service every hour from around 6:00 a.m. through to around 10:00 p.m. depending on the day of the week. Cross Country and Arriva Trains Wales also operate a few of the services.

How long is the train from Manchester to Milton Keynes?

Direct services between Manchester and Milton Keynes can take as little as an hour and a half. Some of the slightly longer services have a stop at Wolverhampton or Stafford. The Virgin Trains are all direct and scheduled to run every hour. The last train of the day, typically just after 11:00 p.m., is essentially an overnight train that arrives in Milton Keynes the following morning.

How many trains are there from Manchester to Milton Keynes?

There is at least one train per hour on most days of the week, including Sundays. They tend to run from around 6:00 a.m through to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and from around 8:00 a.m. at weekends.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Manchester to Milton Keynes?

Departure train station: Manchester Piccadilly is Manchester's biggest station and is located in the city centre. It has retail and food outlets, coffee stands and concessions, accessible toilets and showers, seating areas, newsagents, ticketing facilities, free WiFi and trolleys. Travellers can catch onward trains, the Metro from the adjoining station or a taxi from the rank just outside the station. Buses are available from Piccadilly Gardens, just a few minutes' walk away.

Arrival train station: Milton Keynes Central is located on 302 Eldergate and conveniently located for onward travel and the town centre. Travellers can find newsagents, a coffee kiosk and food outlets, along with seating areas, accessible platforms and toilets, free WiFi, ticketing facilities, a taxi rank directly outside and ATMs.

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FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets to Milton Keynes from Manchester cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Manchester to Milton Keynes for as little as £33  in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Manchester to Milton Keynes?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Milton Keynes train price to come in at an average of £39  one way.

What is the distance by train from Manchester to Milton Keynes?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Manchester and Milton Keynes via train to be approximately 117 miles (188 km).

What is the average Manchester to Milton Keynes train duration?

The Manchester to Milton Keynes train duration is on average 1 h 38 min, which is to be expected when travelling 117 miles (188 km) from Manchester to Milton Keynes. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

What is the departure train station in Manchester and arrival train station in Milton Keynes?

There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. In Milton Keynes you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Milton Keynes Central and Milton Keynes, Wolverton.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Milton Keynes Central.

Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in Milton Keynes located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Milton Keynes, called Milton Keynes Central, is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from its city centre.

Which train companies can get me from Manchester to Milton Keynes?

For the best Manchester to Milton Keynes train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Manchester to Milton Keynes to compare what amenities they may offer.

When does the first train depart from Manchester to Milton Keynes? When does the last train depart from Manchester to Milton Keynes?

The first Manchester to Milton Keynes train departs at 08: 15   and the last train from Manchester to Milton Keynes leaves at 10: 42. Check out the most up-to-date Manchester to Milton Keynes train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I buy Manchester to Milton Keynes train tickets to get the best deals?

If you purchase Manchester to Milton Keynes train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £39. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Milton Keynes from Manchester. 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
Milton Keynes
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 Milton Keynes.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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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