Trains from Watford to Manchester

Watford to Manchester train information

Watford Manchester train map

Train duration -
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Watford, England
Distance 148 Miles
  • The journey from Watford, situated in England and Manchester, which is in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.
  • The train duration to get to Manchester from Watford will change depending if the train is direct or with stops. There are 148 miles between the 2 cities.
  • Prices may vary quickly. We suggest you to make a search to see the latest available offers.

Best prices for Watford to Manchester train tickets

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Watford - Manchester prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Watford to Manchester 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.

Watford - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Buying your train from Watford to Manchester in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £32 when booking your ticket 3 days in advance which is 53% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Watford to Manchester trains

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

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Discount Watford - Manchester train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your Watford Manchester train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

  • The main benefit of getting a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to earn as much money as you spent.

    You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year 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 book afterwards, you will make savings.

    As an example, train tickets from Watford to Manchester cost on average £50.00 (1). By dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it appears that after only 2 one way journeys from Manchester to Watford, the railcard will have paid for itself.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(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
Watford to Manchester train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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