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Edinburgh to Manchester train information

Edinburgh Manchester train map

Train duration 3h27m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 175 Miles
Train operators ScotRail, Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £13.50
Average train price £61.00

Which train company can I use?

The route connecting Edinburgh, which is in Scotland and Manchester, situated in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by these several operators: ScotRail, Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, Cross Country.

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?

According to our data, the lowest price to travel by train in the next month is £13.50. This fare is based on an adult fare and does not include the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Manchester train tickets

from £13.50 MORE 4h04m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.00 MORE 6h24m
Flight
from £23.99 MORE 8h36m

Edinburgh - Manchester prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Train times Edinburgh to Manchester

When are the next trains to Manchester?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:12
Manchester Piccadilly
11:28
3h16m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:52
Manchester Piccadilly
12:27
3h35m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
10:12
Manchester Piccadilly
13:28
3h16m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
10:52
Manchester Piccadilly
14:28
3h36m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:12
Manchester Piccadilly
15:28
3h16m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:52
Manchester Piccadilly
16:28
3h36m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:18
Manchester Piccadilly
17:29
3h11m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:52
Manchester Piccadilly
18:29
3h37m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
16:12
Manchester Piccadilly
19:30
3h18m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:13
Manchester Piccadilly
21:29
3h16m TransPennine Express
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

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Edinburgh - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£21

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£42

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£32

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£34

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£46

Same day

Days before Departure

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.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Manchester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£26.10 20/01/2018 14:52 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£36.50 21/01/2018 19:57 TransPennine Express 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£38.50 20/01/2018 19:00 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£38.50 21/01/2018 20:00 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£39.50 20/01/2018 14:18 TransPennine Express 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£39.50 20/01/2018 18:13 TransPennine Express 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£39.50 20/01/2018 08:12 TransPennine Express 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£39.50 20/01/2018 16:12 TransPennine Express 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£63.10 20/01/2018 18:52 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£63.10 20/01/2018 08:52 Virgin Trains 3 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Manchester train

Discount Edinburgh - Manchester train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals are available to pay less for your Edinburgh Manchester train ticket and save even more money 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 getting a railcard is that it only takes a few trips to be profitable.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to pay for itsfel. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the saving, 34%. On every ticket that you book afterwards, you will save money.

For instance, train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester cost on average £60.23 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £60.23 (£88/£60.23 = 1.46), it appears that after only 2 one way journeys from Manchester to Edinburgh, the railcard 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 £60.23 £40.16 £20.08 1.46

(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