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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 £58.00

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?

Looking at our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 30 days is £23.00. This fare is based on an adult ticket and does not include the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for London to Manchester train tickets

from £23.00 MORE 2h09m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £4.30 MORE 5h22m
from £1.50 MORE 5h08m
Flight
from £19.99 MORE 7h46m

London - Manchester prices calendar

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

  january march   february
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
19
20
21
22
23
24

Megabus£11

National Express£17

Loco2£27

25

Megabus£15

National Express£17

Loco2£40

26

Megabus£11

National Express£9

Loco2£76

27

Megabus£8

National Express£6

Loco2£27

28

Megabus£8

National Express£6

Loco2£27

01
02
03

Megabus£8

National Express£8

Loco2£27

04

Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 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
07:20
Manchester Piccadilly
09:28
2h08m Virgin Trains
London Euston
07:35
Manchester Piccadilly
09:45
2h10m Virgin Trains
London Euston
08:00
Manchester Piccadilly
10:04
2h04m Virgin Trains
London Euston
08:20
Manchester Piccadilly
10:28
2h08m Virgin Trains
London Euston
08:40
Manchester Piccadilly
10:46
2h06m Virgin Trains
London Euston
12:00
Manchester Piccadilly
14:04
2h04m Virgin Trains
London Euston
12:20
Manchester Piccadilly
14:28
2h08m Virgin Trains
London Euston
12:40
Manchester Piccadilly
14:46
2h06m Virgin Trains
London Euston
13:00
Manchester Piccadilly
15:04
2h04m Virgin Trains
London Euston
13:20
Manchester Piccadilly
15:28
2h08m 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 is at 07:20 while the last train is at 18:20. The first and last departure hours might be different from one day to another and there might be less services during weekends or public holidays. Rail operators can also adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

London - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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

90

£24

60

£27

30

£31

15

£39

7

£37

3

£42

1

£61

Same day

Days before Departure

The graph above illustrates the best prices found in the last 6 months depending on how many time in advance the ticket is bought. Booking your train from London to Manchester in advance will help you spend less for your journey.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £24 when booking your seat 2 months in advance, it is 62% cheaper than the cheapest price we found when buying your ticket 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
£27.00 28/02/2018 12:00 Virgin Trains 11 hours ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£27.00 28/02/2018 12:20 Virgin Trains 11 hours ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£27.00 28/02/2018 12:40 Virgin Trains 11 hours ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£27.00 03/03/2018 08:40 Virgin Trains 11 hours ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£27.00 03/03/2018 12:00 Virgin Trains 11 hours ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£27.00 03/03/2018 08:20 Virgin Trains 11 hours ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£27.00 03/03/2018 17:00 Virgin Trains 11 hours ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£27.00 03/03/2018 12:20 Virgin Trains 11 hours ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£27.00 03/03/2018 17:40 Virgin Trains 11 hours ago
London
Euston
Manchester
Piccadilly
£27.00 03/03/2018 17:20 Virgin Trains 11 hours ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

London Manchester train

Discount London - Manchester train tickets

The most efficient way to pay less on your London Manchester train ticket is probably to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

In order to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you need to assess how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you have to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, the discount on each trip (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a London Manchester ticket is £57.18 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £57.18: £88/£57.18 = 1.54. It will take you approximately 2 trips from Manchester to London (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.

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 £57.18 £38.12 £19.06 1.54

(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