Milton Keynes to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Milton Keynes to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Cheapest

£41

Average

£115

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.

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09:50Milton Keynes Central1h37 11:27Manchester Piccadilly
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£411One-way
06:21Milton Keynes Central2h02 08:23Manchester Piccadilly
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07:27Milton Keynes Central1h41 09:08Manchester Piccadilly
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08:06Milton Keynes Central1h40 09:46Manchester Piccadilly
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08:50Milton Keynes Central1h37 10:27Manchester Piccadilly
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Train schedule Milton Keynes to Manchester

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06:21Milton Keynes Central2h02 08:23Manchester Piccadilly
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07:27Milton Keynes Central1h41 09:08Manchester Piccadilly
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07:50Milton Keynes Central1h37 09:27Manchester Piccadilly
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08:06Milton Keynes Central1h40 09:46Manchester Piccadilly
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08:50Milton Keynes Central1h37 10:27Manchester Piccadilly
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09:50Milton Keynes Central1h37 11:27Manchester Piccadilly
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Fastest train times from Milton Keynes to Manchester

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Fastest Journey

1 h 37 m

Average

1 h 42 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

189 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Milton Keynes for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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09:50Milton Keynes Central1h37 11:27Manchester Piccadilly
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£411One-way
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08:50Milton Keynes Central1h37 10:27Manchester Piccadilly
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£1311One-way
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07:50Milton Keynes Central1h37 09:27Manchester Piccadilly
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£1311One-way
08:06Milton Keynes Central1h40 09:46Manchester Piccadilly
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07:27Milton Keynes Central1h41 09:08Manchester Piccadilly
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£1311One-way

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Overview: Train from Milton Keynes to Manchester

distanceDistance117 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price£41 (€46)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, Cross Country or London Midland

Trains from Milton Keynes to Manchester cover the 117 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 37 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or London Midland. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £41. Travellers depart most frequently from Milton Keynes Central and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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    Trains from Milton Keynes to Manchester

    There are plenty of trains from Milton Keynes to Manchester to choose from, and they tend to depart regularly throughout the day. All of the trains depart from the same station in Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Central Station, and arrive at Manchester Piccadilly Station, in Manchester. There are both direct and one-stop trains on this route, but the time it takes is not too different between them. Most trains that stop tend to changeover in Crewe. On average, the train will take about 1h 37min in total, while there are some slower ones. The trains operate every day of the week, but may be affected by holiday schedules.

    Milton Keynes to Manchester Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are plenty of trains to choose from when travelling from Milton Keynes to Manchester. The first train of the day departs from Milton Keynes Central Station at about 06:20, and it requires one change, in Crewe. The last train of the day departs at around 20:50 and arrives after a couple of hours. It also requires one change, in Crewe. The trains tend to depart roughly every 20min throughout the morning and then hourly from midday onwards. There are trains from Milton Keynes to Manchester every day of the week, but some may be affected by holidays.

    How long is the journey by train from Milton Keynes to Manchester?

    On average, the journey time from Milton Keynes to Manchester is not too long, but it will still give you time to check out our online magazine. The fastest trains that run on this route take about 1h 37min. There are both direct and non-direct options for this train, and this is the average travel time for the trains on this route. They are mostly operated by Avanti West Coast trains. There are some slower trains available as well, including the journey with West Midlands Trains that takes about 2h 30min to arrive. It also stops in Crewe.

    Trains from Milton Keynes to Manchester: woman and chil on a train from Milton Keynes. Source: Shutterstock

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

    Departure train station: There is only one departure station for the Milton Keynes to Manchester train, and it is Milton Keynes Central Station. It is a modern train station maintained by National Rail. It has wifi, cash points and ticket machines. There’s a post box and a coffee shop, as well as a convenience shop, where you can buy snacks or magazines. There are public toilets and baby-changing facilities, and if you require assistance due to disability or reduced mobility, then you can contact their assistance team and use their ramps to board trains and get around the station. The station is about a mile from the city centre, and if you don’t fancy walking, you can find plenty of taxis to take you there.

    Arrival train station: There is only one arrival station for the train from Milton Keynes to Manchester, and it is Manchester Piccadilly Station. It has a ticket office, public toilets and baby-changing facilities, should you need them. There is free wifi and a lost-property section. You can find water fountains and car hire desks should you need to travel onwards in a car. There are ramps to help you get around the station, if you have a disability or reduced mobility, and should you require more assistance, you can ask at the information desks. There are shops where you can get snacks as well. The station is about a mile from the city centre, with plenty of taxis to take you there quickly if you don’t want to walk.

    Which train companies travel from Milton Keynes to Manchester?

    There are currently two train companies that operate trains to Manchester from Milton Keynes: Avanti West Coast and West Midlands Trains. West Midlands Trains only operates a couple of trains per day, so the majority of the trains on offer will be operated by Avanti. They tend to take a similar amount of time to complete the journey, but the price can vary. West Midlands Trains require a stop on the journey, while Avanti offers both direct and non-direct trains to Manchester from Milton Keynes.

    Night trains Milton Keynes

    There are currently no night trains available from Milton Keynes to Manchester. The last train that runs on this route leaves at roughly 21:39 and stops over in Crewe before arriving at Manchester Piccadilly station. It usually arrives just after midnight, at about 0:05, and it is operated by Avanti West Coast.

    Avanti West Coast trains from Milton Keynes to Manchester

    Avanti offers regular trains throughout the day from Milton Keynes to Manchester, including direct and non-direct trains. In general, they are faster and cheaper than the West Midlands Trains that operate on the same route, and they have more options available throughout the day.

    West Midlands Trains trains from Milton Keynes to Manchester

    West Midlands Trains only tend to offer one train per day, and it is usually around 20:20. It takes about 2h 20min to arrive and requires a stop in Crewe. The West Midlands Trains service is generally cheaper and slower than that provided by Avanti.

    Train Milton Keynes to Manchester: Services on Board

    Both Avanti and West Midlands Trains provide plenty of services on board their trains. West Midlands Trains has a limit of three items of luggage on board, while Avanti does not state a limit but asks that all luggage can be stored away safely. Both providers offer wifi and accept up to two pets on board the train. They both strive to offer assistance with ramps for boarding and disembarking the train. Avanti trains have onboard entertainment, and food and drink is available. You can reserve a space for your bike on Avanti, but you cannot reserve it on West Midlands Trains. There is usually only room for two trains on West Midlands Trains. Avanti offers first-class tickets, while West Midlands does not.

    Travelling by train: Sustainability travel

    Travelling by train is one of the cleanest means of transport, as it produces fewer greenhouse gases than travelling in individual vehicles. Trains also produce less sound pollution in comparison to cars and other vehicles, and they have been proven to produce less space pollution, too, as they’re more efficiently planned. Both Avanti and West Midlands Trains are committed to providing a cleaner way to travel and producing a more eco-friendly means of public transport.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Milton Keynes to Manchester

    If you are trying to find cheap train tickets from Milton Keynes to Manchester, then we recommend you book your tickets in advance, as they tend to be cheaper this way rather than buying your tickets on the day. Also, if possible, try to be flexible with your travel times and dates, as this will give you more options to consider for cheap tickets. Finally, consider using train routes that take a little longer or require a change, as they tend to be cheaper than the faster, more direct routes.

    Trains from Milton Keynes to Manchester: Manchester library on a summer day. Source: Shutterstock

    To Manchester by train—travel tips

    Manchester is a wonderful city to visit, with plenty to offer, especially if you are interested in sport, science, history or shopping. For sports fans, we recommend visiting either Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium, where you can get a tour around the home stadiums of two of the biggest football clubs in the world. Or if you would prefer to go to a museum, you can always visit the National Football Museum, or the Manchester Industry Museum. The Manchester Art Gallery attracts plenty of tourists throughout the year and is well worth a visit. If you would like to go shopping, then we recommend you stop by the high street, where you can browse the shops and grab a drink with friends or colleagues. Similarly, you may want to visit the Manchester Arndale shopping centre.

    • Manchester Jewish Museum
    • The Printworks
    • Visit Ancoats for dining
    • Castlefield Gallery
    • Treetop Adventure Golf

    Travel Tips: Trains from Milton Keynes to Manchester

    Travel by train to Manchester 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 Milton Keynes to Manchester.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Milton Keynes and Manchester for as low as £17  for the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Milton Keynes to Manchester train to cost on average £41  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 117 miles  from Milton Keynes to Manchester by train.
    On average the train from Milton Keynes to Manchester duration is 1 h 37 min  for the 117 miles long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    Some of the Milton Keynes train stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Milton Keynes Central and Milton Keynes, Stonebridge Roundabout South. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Manchester include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Milton Keynes Central, located approximately 1.9 miles (3 km) from the city centre of Milton Keynes. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from its city centre.

    If you're looking for trains from Milton Keynes to Manchester, you can rely on Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or London Midland to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Milton Keynes to Manchester route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    The earliest train for this trip departs from Milton Keynes at 05: 21. The last train leaves from Milton Keynes at 21: 40. Check Omio for the latest train times from Milton Keynes to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Manchester from Milton Keynes within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £41 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Milton Keynes to Manchester a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Milton Keynes Central is the most popular Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes for your journey to Manchester.
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