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Find cheap train tickets from Manchester to London

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Manchester to London by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Manchester to London train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

Cheap train calendar from Manchester to London

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National Express£13




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Find the best prices for train tickets Manchester to London

from £23.00 MORE 2h12m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Manchester to London
from £4.30 MORE 5h33m
from £1.50 MORE 5h21m
from £25.99 MORE 7h00m

Different train ticket types for your journey

There are several types of train tickets Manchester to London offered by each company, allowing passengers to choose between flexibility and price. Travellers can buy tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each kind of rail ticket:

The Advance Tickets are tickets for single trips, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be purchased 12 weeks in advance, really they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. Usually, the earlier you buy them, the cheaper the price is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-refundable. However, you can change the time and the date of the journey before departure.

The Off-Peak Tickets are the cheapest tickets to travel in less occupied trains. Offering an interesting quality-price ratio, these tickets need passengers to travel off-peak. You can purchase tickets at any time, in advance or just before the journey. The train ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees can't be superior to £10.00.

The Anytime Tickets are entirely flexible: you can travel whenever you desire. Tickets can be bought in advance or directly before travel. There are no conditions on when you want to go, however you will need to buy a new ticket if you want to modify the date, destination or class.

You can also purchase 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 UK.

The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.

Next train departures

When are the next trains to London?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston
2h06m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston
2h06m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston
2h14m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston
2h13m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston
2h04m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston
2h09m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston
2h06m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston
2h13m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston
2h06m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston
2h04m Virgin Trains

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 14 trains from Manchester to London are running today and 14 tomorrow. The first Manchester London train is at 07:00 and the last train is at 18:35. The first and last departure times 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 season.

Best price found for train ticket from Manchester to London

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Manchester to London by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to London. Your Manchester to London train ticket is just few clicks away!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£23.00 23/12/2017 07:15 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
£23.00 23/12/2017 17:35 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
£23.00 23/12/2017 07:35 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
£23.00 23/12/2017 13:35 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
£23.00 23/12/2017 17:15 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
£23.00 10/01/2018 12:35 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
£23.00 10/01/2018 12:55 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
£23.00 10/01/2018 12:15 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
£23.00 10/01/2018 13:35 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
£23.00 10/01/2018 13:15 Virgin Trains 4 days ago

Best price found for Manchester to London train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Transport operators from Manchester to London

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Manchester to London.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Virgin Trains Manchester London
Cross Country Manchester London

Things to do in London

We have created for you a list of 6 points of interests that you can visit in London.

  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben
  • Abbey Road Studios
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Covent Garden Market
  • Tower of London

If you're discovering London for the first time and you are not sure of the things that you can see during your stay, we're here to help. Your itinerary will obviously depend on how much time you got as well as your preferences but the team at Gopili shares with you the well-known places in London.

Westminster Abbey is probably one of the most important attractions for visitors. You can also go to explore Buckingham Palace or Big Ben which are most of the time advised by the travellers who have already explored the city.

Another interesting site that you can visit is Covent Garden Market if you wish to find out more about this destination.

Abbey Road Studios is also a touristic site that we will suggest you to see if you have enough time during your stay.

Lastly, if you're still looking to discover more about London, Tower of London can be the last stage of your stay. Even though people might not consider it as the most interesting place to visit, it will help you get a full view of the city and its history.

Departure and arrival for your train travel

For your journey between Manchester and London several railway stations of departure and arrival exist. You can choose between the following train stations departure:Manchester Piccadilly train station, Manchester Oxford Road train station, Manchester Airport train station.

For your arrival, several train stations are available :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.

Travel information for your train journey

Manchester London train

Route Manchester to London

Manchester London train map

Train duration 2h12m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Manchester, England
Distance 163 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £23.00
Train operators for Manchester to London Virgin Trains, Cross Country

Which operators can I use?

There are several train operators across the United Kingdom & Europe but the journey from Manchester in England to London in England are run by Virgin Trains, Cross Country.

How far is it by train?

Travelling by train is a fast and convenient solution to travel to London from Manchester. The average train duration between Manchester to London is 2h12m to travel the 163 miles.

How much does it costs?

We found trains from £23.00 to travel in the next month. Prices will change depending on the day and hour of travel or how long in advance you book your ticket.

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Manchester to London:

Bus from Manchester to London

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Manchester to London train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:


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How to find cheap train tickets Manchester to London ?

Finding cheap train tickets can be difficult as travelling by train can be expensive. So we wanted to give our tricks to find cheap train tickets Manchester to London.

How long in advance should I book my ticket?

Getting your ticket in advance rather than leaving it until the last minute will enable you to get a lower fare. Advance tickets usually go on sale 12 weeks before the date of departure. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by purchasing your ticket 12 weeks in advance. We recommend you to purchase your ticket as soon as it is available.

When should I take my train?

You will often see that, the cheapest time to travel is outside the peak train times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Therefore, try to avoid travelling during commuting hours and you should make savings on your train ticket Manchester to London.

Is it cheaper to book two single tickets or a return?

If you already know at what time you wish to come back, you need to verify the price of two single tickets as they may work out cheaper than a return. The only rule is to get the exact train you bought.

What are split tickets?

Splitting your ticket for your journey to London is another money saving trick. It is totally legitimate to split your ticket into multiple tickets covering the different stages of your journey, the only condition is that the train you're using calls at the stations you bought tickets for.

Discount Manchester to London train tickets

Do you want to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts can be obtained to pay less for your Manchester London train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • In order to understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to calculate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that most of the time, 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 journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Manchester London ticket is £47.72 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £47.72: £88/£47.72 = 1.84. You will need to make on average 2 trips from London to Manchester (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • The cost 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 get 34% off most adult fares for a complete 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
Manchester to London train £47.72 £31.81 £15.91 1.85

(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

Where to find cheap train tickets

Virgin Trains

Looking for a cheap ticket for your upcoming trip by train? No need to panic. We found Virgin Trains tickets from £23 for your trip.

Cross Country

Cross Country, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 972 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Manchester to London are available starting from £32.

Book cheap train from Manchester to London

Manchester to London train ticket can be purchased via different options:

Purchasing your train tickets online is easy and can be done quickly. Almost all train operators give the ability to do it using their website.Tickets are ready to collect at the station within two hours after you purchased them using the self-service ticket machine. Please note you will need the card you paid with as well as your reference number.

If you prefer a chat with an advisor that will help you book your ticket, you can do so with most train ticket retailers.

While the major stations in the country have a ticket vending machine or a travel centre to book your train ticket, smaller stations may not. Look at the office hours and the available services before you travel.

By using our fast and convenient search service, you will be able to compare hundreds of train offers from all major rail operators. Gopili aims to help you get cheap train tickets from Manchester to London! Please note, train tickets London to Manchester are also available for your return trip.

Proximity journey

Many trains run from Manchester to London, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

Manchester - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The chart above is based on the cheapest prices found over the past six months depending on how many time in advance the train ticket is purchased. Booking your train from Manchester to London in advance should enable you to spend less for your train.

Tickets are available from £25 when buying your ticket 1 month in advance, it is 57% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.