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Many trains run from Edinburgh to Manchester, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
Different train ticket types for your journey
There are several types of train tickets Edinburgh to Manchester offered by each company, enabling travellers to choose between flexibility and price. Travellers can book tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each type of rail ticket:
The Advance Tickets are tickets for single journeys, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be bought 12 weeks in advance, really they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. Typically, the earlier you purchase them, the cheaper the fare is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-refundable. Nevertheless, you can change the hours and the date of the trip before departure.
The Off-Peak Tickets are the lowest tickets to travel in less busy trains. Offering a good quality-price ratio, these tickets require passengers to travel off-peak. You can book tickets at any time, in advance or just before the travel. The train ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees do not exceed £10.00.
The Anytime Tickets are entirely flexible: you can travel whenever you desire. Tickets can be bought in advance or directly before travel. There are no conditions on when you want to go, however you will need to buy a new ticket if you want to modify the date, destination or class.
You can also buy a Season Ticket for 7 days or a period of either 1 month or 1 year. Normally these tickets are available for short and medium distances in the United Kingdom.
The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester:
Travel information for your train journey
Route Edinburgh to Manchester
|Arrival city||Manchester, England|
|Departure city||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £11.90|
|Train operators for Edinburgh to Manchester||TransPennine Express|
Which train company can I use?
The route from Edinburgh, located in Scotland and Manchester, which is in England is well served by trains. The trains are run by the following rail companies: TransPennine Express.
How long is the train?
The train is a fast and simple solution to go to Manchester from Edinburgh. The average train duration between Edinburgh to Manchester is 3h27m to cover the 175 miles.
What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?
Based on our data, the lowest fare to travel in the next month is £11.90. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a railcard.
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Manchester. Your Edinburgh to Manchester train ticket is just few clicks away!
|£11.90||10/08/2017||08:12||TransPennine Express||12 days ago|
|£11.90||10/08/2017||20:14||TransPennine Express||12 days ago|
|£11.90||06/08/2017||10:12||TransPennine Express||16 days ago|
|£22.90||06/08/2017||19:57||TransPennine Express||16 days ago|
|£25.90||30/07/2017||19:57||TransPennine Express||8 days ago|
|£28.90||09/08/2017||18:13||TransPennine Express||11 days ago|
|£28.90||06/08/2017||16:12||TransPennine Express||9 days ago|
|£28.90||09/08/2017||14:18||TransPennine Express||11 days ago|
|£31.90||06/08/2017||14:12||TransPennine Express||16 days ago|
|£36.90||30/07/2017||14:12||TransPennine Express||8 days ago|
Best price found for Edinburgh to Manchester train ticket for the next 30 days.
Departure and arrival for your train travel
To travel from Edinburgh to Manchester, only one train station is available for your departure, this is the Edinburgh Waverley train station. Manchester city has several stations available for your arrival:Manchester Piccadilly train station, Manchester Oxford Road train station, Manchester Airport train station.
The rail company TransPennine Express offers year-round connections by train to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester at low cost. The tickets are available from TransPennine Express from £12.
There are different ways to get your Edinburgh to Manchester train ticket:
The best way to get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester is to have a look online at the fares from all train providers. Gopili enables you to do so by comparing in one search train times and prices across all existing offers. If you need to take the train back to Edinburgh later on, train tickets Manchester to Edinburgh are also available on gopili.
Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute
The graph above illustrates the cheapest prices found over the past 6 months depending on how many time in advance the ticket is bought. Getting your train from Edinburgh to Manchester in advance should enable you to save money for your journey.
We found tickets available from £21 when purchasing your seat 15 days in advance, it is 54% cheaper than the best fare we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.
Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Edinburgh to Manchester train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:
Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to pay less for your Edinburgh Manchester train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.
How much can I save with a railcard?
The main benefit of using a railcard is that you only need a couple of trips to break even.
You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the card to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the price of the railcard, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you book afterwards, you will make savings.
As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester cost on average £23.83 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £23.83 (£88/£23.83 = 3.69), you can see that after only 4 one way journeys from Manchester to Edinburgh, the card will have paid for itself.
What is the cost of a railcard?
All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most train fares.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 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|
|Edinburgh to Manchester train||£23.83||£15.89||£7.94||3.7|
(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
Transport operators from Edinburgh to Manchester
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Manchester.
When are the next trains to Manchester?
The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.
See all departures: Today / Tomorrow
Based on our data, 4 trains from Edinburgh to Manchester are being operated today and 4 tomorrow. The first Edinburgh Manchester train leaves at 08:12 and the last train is at 20:14. The first and last departure times may vary on each day of the week and there may be less services during weekends and bank holidays. Rail companies can as well increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.
There are many ways to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Manchester. By following these few rules, you should always find cheap train tickets for your trip.
Buying your ticket in advance instead of leaving it until the day before will help you to pay less. Advance tickets tend to go on sale 90 days in advance. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by purchasing your ticket 3 months in advance. We suggest you to book your ticket as soon as you can.
The most expensive times to travel are during the morning commute time and in the late afternoon for your train ticket Edinburgh to Manchester. Train fares are more expensive during these hours that's why you will pay less by travelling very early, mid day or late in the evening.
If you already know at what time you need to come back, we suggest you to have a look at the price of two singles as they are sometimes cheaper than a return. The only rule is to use the exact train you purchased.
Another way to make savings is to split up your journey to Manchester. Rather than buying only one ticket for your route you can divide the journey into different sections, and buy a ticket for each stage.
Things to do in Manchester
We have compiled for you a list of 6 places that you can do in Manchester.
If you're visiting Manchester for the first time and you do not have a clear idea of the things that you can visit during your time over there, we're here to help. Your itinerary will obviously depend of the length of your stay as well as your preferences but the team at Gopili shares with you the popular places in Manchester.
Manchester Art Gallery is probably among the most interesting tourist places for visitors. You can also go to visit John Rylands Library or Manchester Town Hall which are usually recommended by the travellers who have already explored the city.
Another interesting area that you may want to see is Manchester Cathedral if you wish to know more about the city.
Police Museum is also a point of interest that we will recommend you to see if you have enough time during your stay.
Lastly, if you're still looking to find out more about Manchester, People's History Museum can be the last stage of your stay. While travellers may not consider it as the most interesting place to visit, it will enable you to get a complete picture of the city and its history.
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