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Manchester to London train

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Cheap train calendar from Manchester to London

Find cheapest tickets to travel from Manchester to London by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.

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Find the best prices for train tickets Manchester to London

from £22.00 MORE 2h13m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Manchester to London
from £6.00 MORE 5h17m
from £0.50 MORE 4h59m
from £6.00 MORE 5h03m
Ride sharing
from £19.00 MORE 4h18m
from £51.18 MORE 6h15m

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!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£22.00 MORE 18/02/2017 17:55 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
£22.00 MORE 29/01/2017 08:05 Virgin Trains 18 hours ago
£22.00 MORE 12/02/2017 09:20 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
£22.00 MORE 01/02/2017 12:35 Virgin Trains 15 hours ago
£22.00 MORE 13/02/2017 13:15 Virgin Trains 7 days ago
£22.00 MORE 31/01/2017 13:15 Virgin Trains 15 hours ago
£22.00 MORE 04/02/2017 17:55 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
£22.00 MORE 11/02/2017 07:15 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
£22.00 MORE 11/02/2017 13:35 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
£22.00 MORE 02/02/2017 12:55 Virgin Trains 15 hours ago

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

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Travel information for your train journey

Route Manchester to London

Train duration 2h13m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Manchester, England
Distance 163 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £22.00
Train operators for Manchester to London Virgin Trains

The route between Manchester, located in England, specifically in the North West England area and London located in England, specifically in the London England area is well served by trains. There are 163 miles between the two cities and the average train duration from Manchester to London is 2h13m. Travelling by train is often the fastest way to get to London from Manchester, and it's also a greener option than driving or flying. The lowest ticket price we found for your journey is from £22.00 for the next 30 days. Many of the trains are run by these several operators Virgin Trains.

Book cheap train from Manchester to London

Many possibilities exist to book your Manchester to London train ticket:

  • Online: you can purchase tickets directly on train companies websites like for instance Virgin Trains, Eurostar, East Coast, South West Trains, First Great Western, ScotRail, Southern Railway, CrosscCountry … You can also buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers websites like Thetrainline, Redspottedhanky, My Train Ticket, or also Raileasy.
  • Over the phone: major train companies, and train ticket retailers have phone numbers and you can make your booking over the phone.
  • At a station: you can either book your train ticket at the ticket office or using a self-service ticket machine available at many stations.
  • Our Advice: you should use our fast and simple search service that compares hundreds of trains tickets from all major train companies and train tickets retailers. Gopili can help you find cheap train tickets from Manchester to London! For your information train tickets London to Manchester are also available for your return trip on Gopili.

Train ticket types for your travel

Train tickets may look a bit complicated at first sight but it's easy to understand their functioning. To begin, there are three main rail tickets types accessible in the UK for your train Manchester to London: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.

  • Advance Ticket : They are a good manner to obtain cheap tickets. Advance train tickets are applicable up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest discounts. To take advantage of these tickets you must book ahead: the earlier you buy, the cheaper the train fares are! Advance tickets Manchester to London are every time sold as singles, but if you want to book tickets for a return trip, just purchase two Advance tickets. Advance train tickets are only valid for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you need more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak train tickets could be for you. They are flexible and used at “off peak” times of the day. These tickets are less expensive than the Anytime ticket and still offer the flexibility of going on any Off-peak trains. They can be bought any time before travelling, even at the last minute. Off-Peak train tickets are efficient at any time of the day on Weekend, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on Mondays to Fridays.
  • Anytime ticket : They are completely flexible and they can be utilized on any train, at any time, on any day. They give complete security when you can't be sure of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you make your journey. These tickets are more costly than advance or Off-Peak but they are eligible for refunds.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the UK to travel to London, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers tickets…

How to find cheap train tickets Manchester to London ?

If you're looking for cheap train tickets Manchester to London, you've come to the right place. Here we give you some hints and tips for finding cheap train tickets.

  • To travel at the lowest fares you have to book your ticket in advance. The best time to book your advance train ticket is about 12 weeks before. So you must remember to book approximately three months in advance. Thanks to these tips you can make great savings of up to 80%.
  • To find cheap train tickets, you have to avoid the busy peak travel times between 06:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Be flexible and your train ticket Manchester to London will be cheaper.
  • It's very common that two singles train tickets are cheaper than a return ticket, so always check the prices for your journey and pay less your journey.
  • Another way to make savings is to split up your journey to London. Instead of booking only one ticket for your journey you can split the journey into different stages, and book a ticket for each stage. Thanks to this you can achieve great savings.

Discount Manchester to London train tickets

Looking for travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and reductions are available 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 many different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Most of these railcards are bought in order to receive better discounts. But is it really worth it for travelling from Manchester to London? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30.00)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for an Manchester London return ticket (i.e.: £25.45)(1)

First, divide A by B and multiply by 100: this will give you the budget from which the card will be amortized. Then divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips that you will do to cushion the railcard.

In our example, A x B = 30/34 x 100 = £88.00. Then, 88/25.4498 = 3.46. It takes at least 3.46 trips from Manchester to London round trip (or 4-ways) for the purchase of the railcard to be worthwhile!

For your information, all railcards cost £30.00 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20.00. Railcards typically give you 34% off most adult fares, so you will save 1/3 on rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for return trip

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 £25.45 £16.97 £8.48 3.47

(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

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

And if you change?

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

Bus from Manchester to London

Flights from Manchester to London