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Manchester (any) To London (any)

Train Journey Information

  • Train fares from
    £12.50
  • Fastest route
    2h 3m
  • Average journey time
    3h 11m
  • Trains per day
    Around 119
  • Changes
    3 Changes
  • Train operators
    Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Northern, East Midlands Railway

Manchester (any) To London (any)

Train Times

Thu 01 Dec, at 4:19
  1. 04:19
    Manchester Airport
    07:50
    London Euston
    3h 31m, 2 Changes
  2. 05:45
    Manchester Airport
    08:10
    London Euston
    2h 25m, 1 Change
  3. 05:54
    Manchester Airport
    09:58
    London Euston
    4h 4m, 1 Change
  4. 05:59
    Manchester Airport
    08:46
    London Euston
    2h 47m, 1 Change
  5. 06:42
    Manchester Airport
    10:58
    London Euston
    4h 16m, 2 Changes

    Manchester (any) To London (any) Train FAQs

  • How long does it take to travel from Manchester (any) to London (any) by train?
    Average journey time3h 11m
    It takes around 3 hours 11 minutes by train from Manchester (any) to London (any). Bear in mind that the journey time may be a little longer on weekends and holidays.
  • How much does the train from Manchester (any) to London (any) cost?
    Train fares from£12.50
    Train tickets from Manchester (any) to London (any) cost as little as £12.50 if you book in advance, and the train fares are often higher when purchased on the day. Ticket prices also vary depending on the time of day, route, and class you book.
  • What is the fastest journey from Manchester (any) to London (any) by train?
    Fastest route2h 3m
    The fastest train will get you from Manchester (any) to London (any) in 2 hours 3 minutes. The slowest service is the late-evening departure which takes nearly 010 minutes travelling at a slower pace throughout the journey.
  • What time does the last train from Manchester (any) to London (any) leave?
    Last train20:35
    The last train from Manchester (any) to London (any) departs at 20:35. Don’t miss it!
  • When can I catch the first train from Manchester (any) to London (any)?
    First train05:05
    The first train leaves Manchester (any) at 05:05. Book in advance to save yourself some time in the morning.
  • How many trains a day are there from Manchester (any) to London (any)?
    Trains per day119
    On an average weekday, around 119 trains travel from Manchester (any) to London (any). The first train departs Manchester (any) some time after 05:05 with departures continuing at intervals, until 20:35.
  • Manchester To London Train

    The distance between Manchester and London is 163 miles. The average journey time between Manchester and London is 2 hours 32 minutes. The fastest journey time by train is 1 hour 59 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 56 trains travelling from Manchester to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays. The first train from Manchester to London departs at 04:05. The last train from Manchester to London departs at 21:15. Of the 5 trains that leave Manchester for London every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

    These direct trains cover the 163 miles distance in an average of 2 h 20 minutes but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 8 minutes.

    The slowest trains will take 2 h 39 minutes and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.


    Departure And Arrival Stations For Trains From Manchester To London

    Departure train station: Every train from Manchester to London departs from Manchester Piccadilly train station. Manchester Piccadilly is in central Manchester, in close walking distance to all the city's major commercial areas and business hubs. Manchester Piccadilly is wheelchair accessible, with a serviced ticket office, self-service ticket machines, and a wide variety of dining options throughout the station. 

    Arrival train station: Trains from Manchester to London arrive at London Euston Station. London Euston is one and a half miles (two and a half km) outside of central London. Travellers can walk to central London on foot in 35 minutes from London Euston, or take the Victoria Underground line, which takes only eight minutes. London Euston is well-connected to Greater London via the underground lines. The station has many shopping and dining options, ticket offices, ticket machines, and a passenger information centre.