Trains from Manchester to Luton

Manchester to Luton train information

Manchester Luton train map

Train duration 3h24m
Arrival Luton, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 135 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £29.00
Average train price £42.00

Which train company can I use?

The trains connecting Manchester (North West England) to Luton (East of England) are run by Virgin Trains. The services on board will change depending on the train provider.

How much times does it take?

Travelling by train is a quick and easy option to go to Luton from Manchester. The average travel time from Manchester to Luton is 3h24m to cover the 135 miles.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

Based on our data, the lowest fare to travel in the next month is £29.00. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Manchester to Luton train tickets

from £29.00 MORE 3h14m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £16.50 MORE 5h59m

Manchester - Luton prices calendar

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

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

Manchester - Luton: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Manchester to Luton are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 15 days in advance, you can find tickets from £25 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £71 for your train. Thus, you may save 65% on the price of your ticket by booking 15 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Manchester to Luton trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Manchester
Piccadilly
Luton
Airport Parkway
£29.00 23/12/2019 07:55 Virgin Trains 26 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Luton
Airport Parkway
£32.00 23/12/2019 17:15 Virgin Trains 26 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Luton
Airport Parkway
£32.00 23/12/2019 07:15 Virgin Trains 26 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Luton
Airport Parkway
£32.00 23/12/2019 17:35 Virgin Trains 26 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Luton
Airport Parkway
£32.00 23/12/2019 12:35 Virgin Trains 26 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Luton
Airport Parkway
£33.60 23/12/2019 18:15 Virgin Trains 26 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Luton
Airport Parkway
£33.60 23/12/2019 13:15 Virgin Trains 26 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Luton
Airport Parkway
£33.60 23/12/2019 08:15 Virgin Trains 26 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Luton
Airport Parkway
£33.60 23/12/2019 12:15 Virgin Trains 26 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Luton
Airport Parkway
£36.00 23/12/2019 07:01 Virgin Trains 26 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Manchester Luton train

Discount Manchester - Luton train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Manchester Luton 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.

The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

As an example, train tickets from Manchester to Luton cost on average £41.53 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £41.53 (£88/£41.53 = 2.12), it turns out that after only 3 one way journeys from Luton to Manchester, the railcard will have paid for itself.

Railcards enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(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 Luton train £41.53 £27.69 £13.84 2.12

(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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