Trains from Bedford to Manchester

Bedford to Manchester train information

Bedford Manchester train map

Train duration 3h16m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Bedford, England
Distance 119 Miles
Train operators Thameslink
Lowest train price from £28.10
Average train price £65.00

All trains between Bedford (East of England) to Manchester (North West England) are operated by Thameslink. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

On average, it takes around 3h16m by train because of the 119 miles to travel to Manchester from Bedford. The journey time will change depending if the train is direct or with stops.

According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £28.10. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Bedford to Manchester train tickets

from £28.10 MORE 3h16m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £16.70 MORE 6h59m

Bedford - Manchester prices calendar

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Bedford - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Bedford to Manchester are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 15 days in advance, you can find tickets from £22 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £45 for your train. Thus, you may save 53% on the price of your ticket by booking 15 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Bedford to Manchester trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Bedford and Manchester by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Manchester to Bedford and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Bedford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£28.10 13/12/2019 13:40 1 month ago
Bedford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£28.10 13/12/2019 12:40 1 month ago
Bedford
St Johns
Manchester
Piccadilly
£42.00 13/12/2019 20:12 1 month ago
Bedford
St Johns
Manchester
Piccadilly
£43.00 13/12/2019 08:31 1 month ago
Bedford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£46.90 13/12/2019 08:10 1 month ago
Bedford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£46.90 13/12/2019 07:00 1 month ago
Bedford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£46.90 13/12/2019 19:43 1 month ago
Bedford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£46.90 13/12/2019 08:42 1 month ago
Bedford
St Johns
Manchester
Piccadilly
£47.00 13/12/2019 09:32 1 month ago
Bedford
St Johns
Manchester
Piccadilly
£47.00 13/12/2019 07:32 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Discount Bedford - Manchester train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your Bedford Manchester train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

  • If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to estimate the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

    For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Bedford Manchester ticket is £64.94 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £64.94: £88/£64.94 = 1.36. You will need to make approximately 2 trips from Manchester to Bedford (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for an entire year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Bedford to Manchester train £64.94 £43.30 £21.65 1.36

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare