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London To Manchester

Train Journey Information

  • Train fares from
  • Fastest route
    2h 5m
  • Average journey time
    2h 38m
  • Trains per day
    Around 37
  • Changes
  • Train operators
    Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Northern, Transpennine Express, East Midlands Railway, West Midlands Trains

London To Manchester

Train Times

Today, Wed 30 Sep, at 7:33
  1. 07:33
    London Euston
    Manchester Piccadilly
    2h 13m, Direct
  2. 08:00
    London Euston
    Manchester Piccadilly
    2h 5m, Direct
  3. 08:20
    London Euston
    Manchester Piccadilly
    2h 7m, Direct
  4. 08:40
    London Euston
    Manchester Piccadilly
    2h 6m, Direct
  5. 09:00
    London Euston
    Manchester Piccadilly
    2h 5m, Direct

    London To Manchester Train FAQs

  • How long does it take to travel from London to Manchester by train?
    Average journey time2h 38m
    It takes around 2 hours 38 minutes by train from London to Manchester. Bear in mind that the journey time may be a little longer on weekends and holidays.
  • How much does the train from London to Manchester cost?
    Train fares from£42.00
    Train tickets from London to Manchester cost as little as £42.00 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 London to Manchester by train?
    Fastest route2h 5m
    The fastest train will get you from London to Manchester in 2 hours 5 minutes. The slowest service is the late-evening departure which takes nearly 8 hours 42 minutes travelling at a slower pace throughout the journey.
  • What time does the last train from London to Manchester leave?
    Last train16:40
    The last train from London to Manchester departs at 16:40. Don’t miss it!
  • When can I catch the first train from London to Manchester?
    First train15:40
    The first train leaves London at 15:40. Book in advance to save yourself some time in the morning.
  • How many trains a day are there from London to Manchester?
    Trains per day37
    On an average weekday, around 37 trains travel from London to Manchester. The first train departs London Euston some time after 15:40 with departures continuing at intervals, until 16:40.
  • London To Manchester Train

    Manchester is the second-largest city in the UK and has a completely different feeling from London. In Manchester, regardless of football, music, art, industry, and even shopping, it can actually become a "party". No wonder this place can be called "24-hour party town".

    Train Time From London To Manchester

    The distance between London and Manchester is 163 miles. The average journey time between London and Manchester is 2 hours 35 minutes. The quickest route is 2hours 7minutes. On an average weekday, there are about 88 trains traveling from London to Manchester, leaving approximately every 14 minutes. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays. 

    Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from London to Manchester. Trains traveling from London to Manchester depart from London's Euston train station and take approximately 2 hours to arrive at Manchester's Picadilly train station. You can travel from London to Manchester without changing trains. Find direct trains to Manchester with our online journey planner. The first train leaves at 05:31 from London to Manchester, the last train from London to Manchester departs at 23:34, and you can buy your tickets in advance online or on mytrainpal to avoid rushing on the day.

    How To Find Cheap Train Tickets From London To Manchester

    Do you think First Class tickets are always more expensive? Think again. Depending on when you book, First Class tickets can sometimes be cheaper than Standard Class, so keep an eye out to enjoy a luxurious journey from London to Manchester for less.

    Did you know that most train companies in the UK increase their prices as the departure date approaches? Our aim is to help you save – we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

    Book in advance

    Save up to 61%** when you book in advance. Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date. 

    Consider a Season Ticket

    If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly, and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Manchester is right for you.

    Use your Railcard

    National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard.

    London to Manchester train tickets can cost as little as $49 (€42), especially when you book tickets for this route in advance. Mytrainpal can save you money by finding you cheap deals on train tickets from London to Manchester for your next vacation.

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