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Train Information between Manchester and St Albans

distanceDistance143 miles (231 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price£70 (€78)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day

Trains from Manchester to St Albans cover the 143 miles (231 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 42 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £70, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £65. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in St Albans.

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Trains from Manchester to St Albans
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Manchester to St Albans?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Manchester to St Albans for the next 7 days starting from £65  one way.
What is the average price of train tickets from Manchester to St Albans?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to St Albans train to cost on average £70  one way.
What is the distance by train from Manchester to St Albans?
The Manchester to St Albans train distance is approximately 143 miles (231 km).
How many hours does it take from Manchester to St Albans by train?
While the time it takes to travel 143 miles (231 km) to St Albans from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to St Albans is on average 3 h 42 min.
Which train station from Manchester to St Albans do I depart from? Which St Albans train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. When arriving in St Albans, you can end your journey in train stations like St Albans and St Albans Abbey.

Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly   to St Albans   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in St Albans located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in St Albans most often arrive at St Albans and need to travel around 0.3 miles (461 m) from this train station to the city centre.

How many trains per day are there from Manchester to St Albans?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for St Albans is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket between Manchester and St Albans to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to St Albans is on average £70 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Manchester to St Albans available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
St Albans
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 St Albans.
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Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales