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Manchester to London train information

Manchester London train map

Train duration 2h12m
Arrival London, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 163 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £23.00
Average train price £57.00

Which operators can I use?

There are several train providers across the UK & Europe but the services between Manchester in England to London in England are operated by Virgin Trains, Cross Country.

How long is the train?

The train is a quick and simple solution to travel to London from Manchester. The average train time from Manchester to London is 2h12m to cover the 163 miles.

What is the price of the train?

We found tickets from £23.00 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Manchester to London train tickets

from £23.00 MORE 2h16m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.00 MORE 5h09m
from £5.00 MORE 5h19m
Flight
from £44.42 MORE 7h47m

Manchester - London prices calendar

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

  november january   december
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
17

Megabus£10

National Express£26

Loco2£40

18
19

Megabus£10

National Express£13

Loco2£33

20
21

Megabus£18

National Express£18

Loco2--

22

Megabus£19

National Express£21

Loco2£35

23
24

Megabus£11

National Express£21

Loco2--

25
26
27

Megabus£16

National Express£26

Loco2£31

28
29
30
31
01
02
03

Megabus£8

National Express£11

Loco2£26

04
05
06

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

Train times Manchester to London

When are the next trains to London?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Manchester Piccadilly
12:15
London Euston
14:20
2h05m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
12:35
London Euston
14:41
2h06m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
12:55
London Euston
15:09
2h14m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
13:15
London Euston
15:28
2h13m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
13:35
London Euston
15:40
2h05m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
17:15
London Euston
19:24
2h09m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
17:35
London Euston
19:41
2h06m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
17:55
London Euston
20:08
2h13m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
18:15
London Euston
20:21
2h06m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
18:35
London Euston
20:39
2h04m 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

Looking at our data, 15 trains from Manchester to London are being operated today and 15 tomorrow. The first Manchester London train departs at 07:15 while the last train departs at 18:35. The first and last departure hours might change from one day to another and there might be less trains during weekends and bank holidays. Train companies can as well adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Manchester - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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

90

£34

60

£25

30

£29

15

£32

7

£35

3

£37

1

£57

Same day

Days before Departure

The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Purchasing your train from Manchester to London in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

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

Best prices for Manchester to London trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 29/12/2018 18:35 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 29/12/2018 07:15 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 29/12/2018 17:15 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 29/12/2018 17:35 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 29/12/2018 07:35 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 29/12/2018 18:15 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 29/12/2018 17:55 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 01/01/2019 12:55 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 01/01/2019 12:35 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 01/01/2019 18:15 Virgin Trains 6 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Manchester London train

Discount Manchester - London train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available 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.

  • 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 commonly only a few trips are needed.

    For your calculation, you must include the railcard cost, for instance £30, the discount on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Manchester London ticket is £56.68 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £56.68: £88/£56.68 = 1.55. It will take you on average 2 trips from London to Manchester (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

  • The cost to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most train fares for a whole 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 £56.68 £37.79 £18.89 1.56

(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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