Trains from Luton to Manchester

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Luton to Manchester train information

Luton Manchester train map

Train duration 3h21m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Luton, England
Distance 135 Miles
Train operators Thameslink
Lowest train price from £37.50
Average train price £84.00

Which train company can I use?

The trains from Luton (East of England) to Manchester (North West England) are provided by Thameslink. The services on board can change depending on the train company.

How much times does it take?

The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to Manchester from Luton. The average train duration between Luton to Manchester is 3h21m to travel the 135 miles.

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

The lowest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £37.50 one way.

Best prices for Luton to Manchester train tickets

from £37.50 MORE 3h19m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £15.70 MORE 6h27m

Luton - Manchester prices calendar

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

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Loco2£50

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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 Luton to Manchester

When are the next trains to Manchester?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Luton Airport Parkway
13:32
Manchester Piccadilly
16:46
3h14m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
13:46
Manchester Piccadilly
17:05
3h19m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
17:07
Manchester Piccadilly
20:27
3h20m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
17:31
Manchester Piccadilly
20:52
3h21m Thameslink
Luton
17:53
Manchester Piccadilly
21:05
3h12m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
18:30
Manchester Piccadilly
21:54
3h24m Thameslink
Thursday 19 September
Luton
07:09
Manchester Piccadilly
10:27
3h18m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
07:29
Manchester Piccadilly
10:46
3h17m Thameslink
Luton
08:09
Manchester Piccadilly
11:27
3h18m Thameslink
Luton Airport Parkway
08:29
Manchester Piccadilly
11:46
3h17m Thameslink
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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, 14 trains from Luton to Manchester are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first Luton Manchester train leaves at 07:09 and the last one leaves the station at 18:30. The first and last departure times can vary every day and there can be fewer services during weekends as well as public holidays. Rail operators may also adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Luton - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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£32

60

30

£36

15

£41

7

£35

3

£43

1

£56

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Luton to Manchester will increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £32 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £56 for your journey. Thus, you can save 43% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 2 months in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Luton to Manchester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Luton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£49.90 19/09/2019 18:30 Thameslink 4 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£69.50 19/09/2019 08:29 Thameslink 4 days ago
Luton
Manchester
Piccadilly
£78.00 19/09/2019 18:05 4 days ago
Luton
Manchester
Piccadilly
£78.00 19/09/2019 08:09 Thameslink 4 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£90.50 19/09/2019 12:02 Thameslink 4 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£90.50 19/09/2019 13:02 Thameslink 4 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£90.50 19/09/2019 12:32 Thameslink 4 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£90.50 19/09/2019 12:46 Thameslink 4 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£94.80 19/09/2019 17:31 Thameslink 4 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Manchester
Piccadilly
£97.90 19/09/2019 13:46 Thameslink 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Luton Manchester train

Discount Luton - Manchester train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Luton Manchester train ticket.

  • The main benefit of getting a railcard is that it only takes a couple of 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 card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you book afterwards, you will make savings.

    As an example, train tickets from Luton to Manchester cost on average £83.49 (1). By dividing £88 by £83.49 (£88/£83.49 = 1.05), it appears that after only 2 one way journeys from Manchester to Luton, the railcard will have paid for itself.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(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
Luton to Manchester train £83.49 £55.66 £27.83 1.06

(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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