Trains from London to Manchester

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TueFeb 27
from $299
WedFeb 28
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ThuFeb 29
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FriMar 1
from $54
SatMar 2
from $54
SunMar 3
from $89

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London - Euston Station
Manchester - Manchester Piccadilly
London - Euston Station
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Manchester - Manchester Piccadilly
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London - Euston Station
Manchester - Manchester Piccadilly
London - Euston Station
Manchester - Manchester Piccadilly
London - Euston Station
Manchester - Manchester Piccadilly
Train London to Manchester: Trip Overview

Train London to Manchester: Trip Overview

Average Ticket Price$135
Average train trip duration2h 11m
Number of daily trains15
Earliest train departure7:02 AM
Distance259 km
Latest train departure11:35 PM
Please note, this information is subject to change
Train companies

Train companies

Avanti West Coast London Manchester recent customer reviews

Excellent, the staff were amazing

Sarah O.January 30, 2022

London to Manchester Trains

Information about this train trip

Daily Trains15
Earliest and Latest Train Departures7:02AM - 11:35PM
Minimum Price$54
Average Ticket Price$135
Minimum Trip Duration2h6m
Average Train Trip Duration2h11m
Distance259 km
Train Companies on This RouteAvanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the trip London - Manchester

The average train ticket price from London to Manchester is $135. The best way to find cheap train tickets from London to Manchester is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

A train trip between London and Manchester is around 2h 11m, although the fastest train will take about 2h 6m. This is the time it takes to travel the 263 km that separates the two cities.

The number of trains from London to Manchester can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 15. Some trains are direct while others include transferring trains. Simplify your train trip from London to Manchester by comparing and selecting the train that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the train from London to Manchester, you can travel comfortably and safely with Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway.

Find cheapest prices for trains

Find cheapest prices for trains

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from London to Manchester was searched and found on Mar 1, 2024 with a price of $56

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your train tickets from London to Manchester, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $56 to $345 for a train ticket from London to Manchester based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $56 which is on 2024-03-01.

About Train Travel

Train Travel Tips

Taking the fastest trains allows you to travel at speeds greater than 300 km/h. Taking a trip from London to Manchester is not only much quicker but more comfortable too! You can usually travel directly to the city centre and save time while you're at it.

No matter if you plan to take a regional or high-speed train to Manchester, the planet will thank you. You’ll help to protect the beautiful landscapes that will unfold before your very eyes.

The train emits up to 30x less CO2 for a trip between London and Manchester compared to the same trip made by plane or car. A truly ecological mode of transport that will allow you to easily reduce your carbon footprint.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your train trip from London to Manchester while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

New York holds the record for the most platforms and track numbers in a single station. Grand Central Station in Manhattan is one of the largest rail terminals in the world with more than 44 platforms and 67 tracks to accommodate passengers.

You can find dogs as passengers on the trains of Moscow, where there is a large number of stray dogs. Over time, the dogs have learned the inner workings of the rail system and it is not uncommon to find one travelling between the city and the suburbs.

Railway companies played a major role as early as 1883 in the use of time zones as we know them today.

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Train from Manchester to London

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