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from Lancaster to Manchester

You can get from Lancaster to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Lancaster to Manchester on 26 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:48Lancaster1h08 08:56Manchester Oxford Road
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£81One-way
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07:48Lancaster1h08 08:56Manchester Oxford Road
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£81One-way
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06:51Lancaster1h03 07:54Manchester Oxford Road
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07:23Lancaster0h57 08:20Manchester Oxford Road
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£121One-way
06:28Lancaster0h52 07:20Manchester Oxford Road
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£81One-way

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Thu
26 May
£8Northern Rail
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Fri
27 May
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Sat
28 May
£7Northern Rail
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Sun
29 May
£7Northern Rail
£11National Express
Mon
30 May
£6Northern Rail
£11National Express
Tue
31 May
£6Transpennine Express
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Wed
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Thu
2 Jun
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Fri
3 Jun
£6Transpennine Express
£11National Express
Sat
4 Jun
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Sun
5 Jun
£8Northern Rail
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Mon
6 Jun
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Tue
7 Jun
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Wed
8 Jun
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Fri
10 Jun
£6Northern Rail
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Sat
11 Jun
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Sun
12 Jun
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Mon
13 Jun
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14 Jun
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Travel Information between Lancaster and Manchester

distanceDistance47 miles (75 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £8 • 51 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £8 • 51 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Travel 47 miles (75 km) by coach or train to Manchester from Lancaster. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 51 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Lancaster to Manchester.

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FAQs

How do you get from Lancaster to Manchester?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Lancaster and Manchester. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Manchester from Lancaster?

The cheapest way from Lancaster to Manchester is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £8 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A train journey is usually £4 less than a journey to Manchester by coach, which costs on average £11 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Lancaster to Manchester?

The fastest way from Lancaster to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 51 min.

Other travel options from Lancaster to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 20 min.

How far is it from Lancaster to Manchester?

The Lancaster to Manchester distance is approximately 47 miles (75 km).

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Lancaster to Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Lancaster to Manchester:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Lancaster, Damside Street and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Lancaster and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Which travel companies can take me from Lancaster to Manchester?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lancaster to Manchester:

  • You can travel between Lancaster and Manchester by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £11 with National Express from Lancaster to Manchester.
  • You can travel by train to Manchester from Lancaster with Northern Rail, and you can find Northern Rail Lancaster to Manchester tickets for £8 on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Lancaster to Manchester?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Lancaster to Manchester often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lancaster and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy my Lancaster to Manchester ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Lancaster to Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £11 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £8 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Lancaster and Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.