Trains from London to Manchester

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London to Manchester train information

London Manchester train map

Train duration 2h09m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure London, England
Distance 163 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £23.00
Average train price £59.00

Which train company can I use?

The trains connecting London (London England) to Manchester (North West England) are run by Virgin Trains. The services on board will change depending on the train provider.

How far is it by train?

Travelling by train is a quick and easy option to go to Manchester from London. The average travel time from London to Manchester is 2h09m to cover the 163 miles.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £23.00. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for London to Manchester train tickets

from £23.00 MORE 2h11m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.00 MORE 5h14m
from £6.25 MORE 5h08m
Flight
from £44.99 MORE 7h35m

London - Manchester prices calendar

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

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Megabus£16

National Express£21

Loco2£50

18

Megabus£10

National Express£13

Loco2£40

19

Megabus£10

National Express£13

Loco2£40

20
21

Megabus£16

National Express£21

Loco2£50

22

Megabus£21

National Express£26

Loco2£31

23

Megabus£18

National Express£26

Loco2£37

24

Megabus£11

National Express£26

Loco2£29

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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 London to Manchester

When are the next trains to Manchester?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
London Euston
12:00
Manchester Piccadilly
14:05
2h05m Virgin Trains
London Euston
12:20
Manchester Piccadilly
14:27
2h07m Virgin Trains
London Euston
12:40
Manchester Piccadilly
14:46
2h06m Virgin Trains
London Euston
13:00
Manchester Piccadilly
15:05
2h05m Virgin Trains
London Euston
13:20
Manchester Piccadilly
15:27
2h07m Virgin Trains
London Euston
17:00
Manchester Piccadilly
19:05
2h05m Virgin Trains
London Euston
17:20
Manchester Piccadilly
19:27
2h07m Virgin Trains
London Euston
17:40
Manchester Piccadilly
19:45
2h05m Virgin Trains
London Euston
18:00
Manchester Piccadilly
20:05
2h05m Virgin Trains
London Euston
18:20
Manchester Piccadilly
20:27
2h07m Virgin Trains
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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, 15 trains from London to Manchester are available today and 15 tomorrow. The first London Manchester train leaves at 07:20 while the last train leaves the station at 18:20. The first and last departure hours can vary every day and there can be less trains during weekends as well as bank holidays. Train companies can as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

London - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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

90

£24

60

£27

30

£31

15

£40

7

£37

3

£43

1

£62

Same day

Days before Departure

The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Buying your train from London to Manchester in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £24 when buying your seat 2 months in advance which is 62% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for London to Manchester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£23.00 31/12/2018 08:00 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£23.00 31/12/2018 08:40 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£23.00 31/12/2018 18:00 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£23.00 31/12/2018 07:20 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£23.00 31/12/2018 18:20 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£23.00 31/12/2018 07:35 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£23.00 31/12/2018 17:40 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£23.00 31/12/2018 17:20 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£23.00 01/01/2019 17:40 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£23.00 01/01/2019 07:52 Virgin Trains 6 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

London Manchester train

Discount London - Manchester train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your London Manchester train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can evaluate how many trips you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average price of a London Manchester ticket is £58.95 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £58.95: £88/£58.95 = 1.49. It will take you about 2 trips from Manchester to London (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

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

(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
London to Manchester train £58.95 £39.30 £19.65 1.5

(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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