Trains from London to Manchester

London to Manchester train information

London Manchester train map

Train duration 2h09m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure London, England
Distance 163 Miles

Which train company can I use?

Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train between London (London England) to Manchester (North West England). The services on board can change depending on the train company.

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?

Depending how long in advance you buy your ticket or the day and hour of travel, the price of the ticket may vary.

Best prices for London to Manchester train tickets

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London - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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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 £23 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.

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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 £50.00 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. 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 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
London to Manchester train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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

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