Manchester to Milton Keynes train

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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Milton Keynes

Showing times and prices for 20 Apr

Cheapest

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

Avanti West Coast
08:151h38
Manchester
09:53Milton Keynes
£441One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:301h56
Manchester
11:26Milton Keynes
£641One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:151h38
Manchester
10:53Milton Keynes
£671One-way
0 changes

Train timetableManchester to Milton Keynes

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 20 April
Avanti West Coast
09:301h56
Manchester
11:26Milton Keynes
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:151h38
Manchester
09:53Milton Keynes
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:151h38
Manchester
10:53Milton Keynes
0 changes

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Train times from Manchester to Milton Keynes

Showing times and prices for 20 Apr

Fastest Journey

1 h 38 m

Average

1 h 44 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

189 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Manchester for Milton Keynes every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
08:151h38
Manchester
09:53Milton Keynes
£441One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:151h38
Manchester
10:53Milton Keynes
£671One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:301h56
Manchester
11:26Milton Keynes
£641One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Milton Keynes

distanceDistance117 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£59 (€66)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midland Trains

Trains from Manchester to Milton Keynes cover the 117 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 38 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midland Trains. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £29, but the average price of train tickets is £59. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Milton Keynes Central.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains trains Manchester to Milton Keynes

Buy your official Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains train tickets from Manchester to Milton Keynes from £23 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

West Midlands Trains is a train operator based in the United Kingdom, providing services across the West Midlands region. It operates a variety of train types, including the Class 350 Desiro, Class 323 Electrostar, Class 170 Turbostar, and Class 172 Turbostar. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. Passengers can purchase a range of tickets, including single, return, and season tickets. The most popular routes operated by West Midlands Trains include Birmingham to London Euston, Birmingham to Wolverhampton, and Birmingham to Coventry.

Manchester to Milton Keynes train information with West Midland Trains:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 23 min
  • Cheapest Price: £134

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.

FAQs: Manchester to Milton Keynes train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester to Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Milton Keynes can start from as little as £29 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Milton Keynes is £59; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Manchester to Milton Keynes is on average 1 h 38 min   for the 117 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Milton Keynes from Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Milton Keynes leaves at 05: 11. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Milton Keynes leaves at 20: 15.
There are 17 trains a day from Manchester to Milton Keynes which require at least one change with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midland Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Manchester to Milton Keynes train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midland Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Manchester and Milton Keynes to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 15.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Milton Keynes, you can end your journey in train stations like Milton Keynes Central and Milton Keynes, Stonebridge Roundabout South.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (766 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Milton Keynes Central, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Milton Keynes by train is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Manchester to Milton Keynes including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Milton Keynes

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
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
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Manchester, Abraham Moss

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