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London to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 10m
Trains arrive inManchester
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price 50.19 €
Distance262 km
Train Companies
  • Virgin Trains

Quick Guide: Trains from London to Manchester

Average Price: $75
Trains per day: ~10
Transfers: Direct
Average Time: 2:08
Fastest Route: 2:07
Slowest Route: 2:09

Train from London to Manchester: Journey Details

Trains in the UK are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Trains from London to Manchester run at a frequency of around 3 trains per hour. Trains run from the early morning well into the evening, with the frequency of departures decreases in the later evening hours. All routes during the week are direct, with the average journey roughly requiring between 2 and 2.5 hours. There are two peak fare periods during the day, one in the morning and the other in the late afternoon. On the weekend, trains depart with a similar regularity with approximately 3 services running per hour between the early morning and evening on Saturday and a little later on Sunday. Travelers should be aware that journeys on Sunday can take longer to complete, with a couple of departures requiring 1 to 2 changes at stations such as Warrington, where passengers must transfer not only trains but also stations by walking from Bank Quay Station to Central Station. Trains on this route is offered by Virgin Trains.

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London to Manchester Train Cost

Average prices for trains from London to Manchester when you book in advance

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London to Manchester Trains: General Information

  • autobus All London to Manchester trains are run by Virgin Trains.

  • autobus All London to Manchester trains are direct, depart from London Euston train station and arrive at Manchester Piccadilly train station.

  • autobus Journey Time: The London to Manchester train journey takes as little as 2 hours and 7 minutes to arrive in Manchester.

  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Manchester train tickets 1 day ahead of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices for London to Manchester trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 19% cheaper to book a London to Manchester train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 31% cheaper to book a London to Manchester train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, London to Manchester train costs are 49% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.


Local Time 11:43
£ Pounds Sterling
Population 395,500
Region North West England
Languages English

How expensive is Manchester?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Manchester costs 12% less than in London.


Prices in Manchester are on average 17.2% lower than in London.

Public Transport

Public transport in Manchester costs around 2% more than in London.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Manchester is about 43% less expensive than in London.

Taking the Train from London

Trains from London to Manchester depart from Euston Station. London is one of the most visited cities in Europe and offers a huge variety of attractions to visitors, ranging from places of historical interest to art galleries and museums. The capital’s excellent connections, such as London Victoria Station and Gatwick Airport, make it a great location from which to begin onward travel. Getting to and from Euston Station is best possible by public transport as the station is a stop on the London Underground Northern Line (both branches) and Victoria Line, as well as the London Overground and buses. Several night buses also stop at Euston station after the Underground and Overground services have stopped running in the evening.

Getting into Manchester by Train

Manchester, in the northwest of England, is a large city that was profoundly influenced by the industrial revolution due to its textile manufacturing, growing in a short period from a small town to become the booming metropolis it is today. The main station in Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly, which is also the terminus for trains arriving from the capital. Manchester Piccadilly Station is located very centrally in Manchester. The city’s central shopping district is easy to get to from the station and is just a simply walk down Piccadilly road until you reach the shops. Metroshuttles and trams also leave the station every 7 minutes and provide connections further central as well as to other parts of the city. Train connections to and from Manchester Airport are also available from Manchester Piccadilly Station.

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