|Distance||148 miles (238 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 47 min|
|Average train ticket price||£57 (€64)|
|Train frequency||11 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 11 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Watford to Manchester cover the 148 miles (238 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 47 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £57, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £40. Travellers depart most frequently from Watford Junction and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Rail journeys between Watford and Manchester are simple and fast. There are very frequent rail departures every day of the week, including weekends. Departures are as frequent as every quarter of an hour at peak times, with half hourly departures throughout the remainder of the day, including at weekends. Journey times vary from about two hours, for direct trains, to just under three hours on indirect services.
Two rail companies operate services between Watford and Manchester. Virgin Trains operates the only direct service between these two cities, on a daily basis. Virgin also offers indirect services requiring one change. CrossCountry also offers services between Watford and Manchester, with one change required.
On Virgin Trains' daily direct services, the journey between these two cities takes just under two hours. Most of the services offered by Virgin Trains require a change at Milton Keynes, Crewe or at London Euston. These indirect journeys take about two and a half hours. CrossCountry's indirect services require a change at Birmingham International and take about two and three quarter hours to complete.
On weekdays, more than 50 trains leave Watford for Manchester. There's a departure about every half hour, with more at peak morning times. The first train leaves very early in the morning and the last late in the evening. There is, however, generally only one direct service each day. At weekends more than 40 trains depart Watford for Manchester, from early morning until late evening.
Departure train station: Watford Junction Station, adjacent to the town centre, is the departure point for services to Manchester. There are numerous bus services arriving at the station, with toilets, cafes, shops, cash machines and waiting rooms all available.
Arrival train station: Manchester Piccadilly in Manchester city centre is the arrival point for services from Watford. This modern station has cafes, shops, public wi-fi, toilets and waiting rooms available with buses and trams stopping at the station.
When taking a train from Watford, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Watford Junction, Watford High Street and Watford North. When you arrive in Manchester, your train can arrive in train stations including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Watford Junction to Manchester Piccadilly.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Watford Junction, is located 0.4 miles (709 m) from the city centre of Watford.
The most popular arrival train station, Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre of Manchester.
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