Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from London to Manchester by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest London to Manchester train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.
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When are the next trains to Manchester?
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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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Based on our data, 11 trains from London to Manchester are being operated today and 6 tomorrow. The first London Manchester train leaves at 08:20 while the last one leaves the station at 18:20. The first and last departure hours can vary from one day to another and there can be fewer trains during weekends and bank holidays. Rail companies can as well increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.
Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a London 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
Different train ticket types for your journey
There are several types of rail tickets London to Manchester offered by each company, enabling travellers to choose between flexibility and cost. 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 kind of train ticket:
The Advance Tickets are tickets for single trips, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be bought 12 weeks in advance, and they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. In general, the earlier you book them, the cheaper the fare is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-refundable. However, you can change the hours and the date of the journey before departure.
The Off-Peak Tickets are the cheapest tickets to travel in less occupied trains. Offering an advantageous quality-price ratio, these tickets need 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 purchased in advance or directly before travel. There are no restrictions on when you want to go, however you will need to book a new ticket if you want to change 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. Generally 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.
The best way to pay less on your London Manchester train ticket must be to get a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less 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 discount card, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons railcard.
If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to estimate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.
For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, 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 £41.22 (1).
Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £41.22: £88/£41.22 = 2.13. It will take you about 3 trips from Manchester to London (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.
The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save a third off most adult fares for an entire 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||£41.22||£27.48||£13.74||2.14|
(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
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from London to Manchester:
Travel information for your train journey
Route London to Manchester
|Arrival city||Manchester, England|
|Departure city||London, England|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £22.00|
|Train operators for London to Manchester||Virgin Trains|
Which train company can I use?
The trains between London (London England) to Manchester (North West England) are operated by Virgin Trains. The services on board will change depending on the train provider.
How far is it by train?
Using the train is a fast and simple solution to go to Manchester from London. The average travel time from London to Manchester is 2h09m to travel the 163 miles.
How much does it costs?
According to our data, the lowest fare to travel by train in the next month is £22.00. This fare is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a discount card.
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from London 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 London to Manchester train ticket is just few clicks away!
|£22.00||11/05/2017||12:00||Virgin Trains||3 hours ago|
|£22.00||04/05/2017||12:20||Virgin Trains||2 days ago|
|£22.00||06/05/2017||18:00||Virgin Trains||1 day ago|
|£22.00||18/05/2017||12:00||Virgin Trains||1 day ago|
|£22.00||18/05/2017||13:20||Virgin Trains||1 day ago|
|£22.00||01/05/2017||13:20||Virgin Trains||3 days ago|
|£22.00||20/05/2017||07:20||Virgin Trains||3 days ago|
|£22.00||20/05/2017||18:00||Virgin Trains||3 days ago|
|£22.00||11/05/2017||12:20||Virgin Trains||3 hours ago|
|£22.00||06/05/2017||07:20||Virgin Trains||1 day ago|
Best price found for London to Manchester train ticket for the next 30 days.
Things to do in Manchester
We have created for you a list of 6 points of interests that you can visit in Manchester.
If you're discovering Manchester for the first time and you do not have a clear idea of the places that you can see during your stay, 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 helps you find the popular areas in Manchester.
Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester is probably among the main attractions for visitors. You can also go to see Manchester Art Gallery and John Rylands Library which are most of the time recommended by the people who have already explored the city.
Another noteworthy site that you may want to discover is Whitworth Art Gallery if you wish to find out more about this destination.
Manchester Cathedral is also a place that we will recommend you to visit if you have enough time during your stay.
At last, if you're still looking to find out more about Manchester, Manchester Museum can be the last step of your trip. While travellers might not consider it as the most interesting thing to do, it will enable you to get a full view of the city and its character.
You have the availability to purchase your London to Manchester train ticket in three different ways:
If you're buying your train tickets online, you can easily compare the times and fares to make savings. Almost all train operators as well as online ticket specialists give the ability to book on their website. Once your ticket is purchased, you will have a confirmation email with a collection number that you will bring with your card to get your ticket at the station before your departure.
If you don't want to book your ticket on companies' websites, you can reach the rail companies by telephone. Most of them can take your booking by phone.
Depending on the station, you can either book your train ticket at the staffed ticket office or with a self-service ticket machine available at many stations. We advise you to check beforehand if the station has these services and the opening hours.
The easiest way to get cheap train tickets from London to Manchester is to compare online the fares from all train companies. Gopili helps you to do it by comparing in one search journey times and fares across all existing offers. In case you need to travel back to London later on, train tickets Manchester to London are also available on gopili.
Many trains run from London to Manchester, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
The rail company Virgin Trains offers year-round connections by train to travel from London to Manchester at low cost. The tickets are available from Virgin Trains from £22.
Departure and arrival for your train travel
For your journey between London and Manchester several railway stations of departure and arrival
exist. You can choose between the following train stations departure:London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.
For your arrival, several train stations are available :Manchester Piccadilly train station, Manchester Oxford Road train station, Manchester Airport train station.
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Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute
The table above shows the cheapest prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Booking your train from London to Manchester in advance should enable you to pay less for your journey.
We found tickets available from £26 when purchasing your ticket 1 month in advance which is 57% cheaper than the cheapest ticket we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.
Transport operators from London to Manchester
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route London to Manchester.
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