Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh

Manchester to Edinburgh train information

Manchester Edinburgh train map

Train duration 3h29m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 175 Miles
Lowest train price from £11.00
Average train price £62.00
  • There are several rail providers across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you will be able to see the trains connecting Manchester in England to Edinburgh in Scotland as well as the rail company for this route.
  • On average, the journey takes approximately 3h29m by train covering a distance of 175 miles to get to Edinburgh from Manchester. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • The lowest ticket price we've found for the next 180 days is £11.00 one way.

Best prices for Manchester to Edinburgh train tickets

from £11.00 MORE 3h42m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.00 MORE 7h28m
Flight
from £31.54 MORE 9h17m

Manchester - Edinburgh prices calendar

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

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National Express£22

Raileurope£27

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Raileurope£37

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Manchester - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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£27

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£30

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£31

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£32

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£35

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£39

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£46

Same day

Days before Departure

The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Buying your train from Manchester to Edinburgh in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £27 when booking your ticket 2 months in advance which is 43% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Manchester to Edinburgh trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Manchester
Oxford Road
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£27.00 14/11/2019 08:51 1 day ago
Manchester
Oxford Road
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£30.00 14/11/2019 16:59 1 day ago
Manchester
Oxford Road
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£30.30 14/11/2019 18:30 1 day ago
Manchester
Oxford Road
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£32.00 14/11/2019 12:51 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Manchester Edinburgh train

Discount Manchester - Edinburgh train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Manchester Edinburgh train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

How much can I save with a railcard?

When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several trips. But is it really worth it when taking the train from Manchester to Edinburgh? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for a Manchester Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £61.41)(1)

Initially, divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£61.41 = 1.43. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Manchester to Edinburgh (one way journey).

How much does a railcard cost?

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
Manchester to Edinburgh train £61.41 £40.94 £20.47 1.44

(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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