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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 £56.00

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.

Best prices for Manchester to London train tickets

from £23.00 MORE 2h15m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £4.00 MORE 5h21m
from £1.50 MORE 5h21m
Flight
from £14.99 MORE 7h58m

Manchester - London prices calendar

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

  may july   june
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
25

Megabus£10

National Express£13

Loco2£40

26

Megabus£9

National Express£9

Loco2£40

27

Megabus£8

National Express£11

Loco2£33

28
29
30

Megabus£8

National Express£9

Loco2--

01

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
07:15
London Euston
09:21
2h06m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
07:36
London Euston
09:49
2h13m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
07:55
London Euston
10:16
2h21m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
08:15
London Euston
10:26
2h11m Virgin Trains
Manchester Piccadilly
08:35
London Euston
10:51
2h16m Virgin Trains
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
15:39
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, 13 trains from Manchester to London are being operated today and 15 tomorrow. The first Manchester London train is at 08:05 while the last one leaves the station at 18:15. The first and last departure times can be different on each day of the week and there can be fewer trains during weekends or bank holidays. Rail companies may as well adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Manchester - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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

90

£33

60

£24

30

£28

15

£32

7

£34

3

£37

1

£56

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 is purchased. Purchasing your train from Manchester to London in advance will help you pay less for your trip.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £24 when purchasing your train 1 month in advance which is 57% cheaper than the cheapest price we found when buying your ticket 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 18/07/2018 13:35 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 18/07/2018 13:15 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 15/07/2018 12:35 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 30/06/2018 18:35 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 30/06/2018 13:35 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 30/06/2018 17:35 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 30/06/2018 17:15 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 30/06/2018 18:15 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£23.00 30/06/2018 13:15 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
London
Euston
£24.00 18/07/2018 12:35 Virgin Trains 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Manchester London train

Discount Manchester - London train tickets

Do you want to travel for cheap? Many railcards and discounts exist to pay less for your Manchester London 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 several types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • If you want to understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you have to assess how many journeys you need to break even. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

    For your calculation, you have to include the railcard cost, i.e £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Manchester London ticket is £55.52 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £55.52: £88/£55.52 = 1.58. It will take you on average 2 trips from London to Manchester (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

  • 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 £55.52 £37.02 £18.51 1.59

(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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