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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 TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £17.60
Average train price £81.00

Which train company can I use?

The journey from Edinburgh, situated in Scotland and Manchester, which is in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following rail operators: TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Cross Country.

How long is the train?

Using the train is a quick and convenient way to get to Manchester from Edinburgh. The average journey time from Edinburgh to Manchester is 3h27m to cover the 175 miles.

How much does it costs?

Based on our data, the lowest price to travel in the next 30 days is £17.60. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Manchester train tickets

from £17.60 MORE 3h41m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.00 MORE 6h51m
Flight
from £24.99 MORE 9h26m

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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National Express£25

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National Express£26

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National Express£26

Loco2£24

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

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)
07:10
Manchester Piccadilly
11:20
4h10m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:11
Manchester Piccadilly
11:27
3h16m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:52
Manchester Piccadilly
12:15
3h23m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:13
Manchester Piccadilly
15:27
3h14m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:52
Manchester Piccadilly
16:15
3h23m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:07
Manchester Piccadilly
17:20
4h13m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:07
Manchester Victoria
21:08
4h01m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:12
Manchester Piccadilly
21:27
3h15m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:52
Manchester Piccadilly
22:22
3h30m Virgin Trains
Friday 21 December
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
07:10
Manchester Piccadilly
11:20
4h10m Cross Country
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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

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

60

30

£21

15

£42

7

£32

3

£34

1

£46

Same day

Days before Departure

The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Buying your train from Edinburgh to Manchester in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £21 when booking your ticket 15 days in advance which is 54% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket 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
£23.10 29/12/2018 18:52 Virgin Trains 22 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£29.10 29/12/2018 18:12 TransPennine Express 22 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£29.10 29/12/2018 08:12 TransPennine Express 22 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£34.00 21/12/2018 08:52 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£36.60 29/12/2018 14:19 TransPennine Express 22 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£39.60 21/12/2018 08:11 TransPennine Express 5 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£49.60 29/12/2018 12:12 TransPennine Express 22 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£49.60 21/12/2018 18:12 TransPennine Express 5 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£49.60 21/12/2018 12:13 TransPennine Express 5 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Manchester
Piccadilly
£74.20 29/12/2018 12:52 Virgin Trains 22 hours ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Manchester train

Discount Edinburgh - Manchester train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend 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 several types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy a railcard?

The main benefit of getting a railcard is that you only need a few trips to earn as much money as you spent.

You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you book after that, you will make savings.

For instance, train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester cost on average £80.16 (1). By dividing £88 by £80.16 (£88/£80.16 = 1.1), it appears that after only 2 one way trips from Manchester to Edinburgh, the card will have paid for itself.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail 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 £80.16 £53.44 £26.72 1.1

(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

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