Trains from Manchester to London

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Fri 19 Jan

08:35 10:51
45 €
02:16 hrs

Sat 20 Jan

10:35 12:42
30 €
02:07 hrs

Sun 21 Jan

09:20 12:21
26 €
03:01 hrs

Mon 22 Jan

10:35 12:40
30 €
02:05 hrs

Tue 23 Jan

11:15 13:20
26 €
02:05 hrs

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Manchester to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 18m
Trains arrive inLondon
Trains depart fromManchester
Train Ticket Price 34.20 €
Distance262 km
Train Companies
  • Virgin Trains

What train companies travel from Manchester to London

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board Virgin Trains trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Virgin Trains trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Virgin trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Virgin trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on Virgin Trains trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


Quick Guide: Trains from London to Manchester

Average Price: $78
Trains per day: ~10
Transfers: Direct
Average Time: 2:11
Fastest Route: 2:08
Slowest Route: 2:18


Train from Manchester to London: Journey Details

Trains in the UK are a convenient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. The majority of trains from Manchester to London depart from Manchester Piccadilly Station and arrive at London Euston; however, select trains to London St Pancras and London Marylebone are also available in the late evenings. The journey will usually take at most two and half hours throughout the majority of the day. Later trains in the evening can take longer and may include a stopover or change. As this is a busy business route, travelers should be aware that there are several peak times including the morning commute time as well as in the late evening. Virgin Trains are the main provider for trains from Manchester to London.

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Manchester to London Train Cost

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

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

$114.06

1 Day in Advance

$92.81

1 Week in Advance

$70.45

2 Weeks in Advance

$71.57

1 Month in Advance

$60.39

3 Months in Advance

$55.91

Manchester to London Trains: General Information


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

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

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

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





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

  • It is 19% cheaper to book a Manchester to London train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 38% cheaper to book a Manchester to London train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, Manchester to London train costs are 47% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Manchester

Passengers journeying on trains from Manchester to London do so from the main train station in the city, Manchester Piccadilly Station. This bustling station is the fourth largest train station in the United Kingdom outside of London and offers trains throughout the city. Taxis and buses can be found outside the station and Metrolink Trams are also available to and from the city center. Other major train companies that service the station include Northern, TransPennine Express, and Arriva Trains Wales. There are regular trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, with six trains running per hour during the day and a more limited service in the evenings.The station is opened 24 hours, allowing passengers easy access to early morning or late night trains.

Getting into London by Train

The majority of trains from Manchester to London will terminate at London Euston station, located in the heart of the capital. Euston Station is easily found on both branches of the Northern Line on the Underground, Overground trains, as well as by a large number of buses. Trains from Manchester that arrive later may also arrive into London St Pancras or London Marylebone. All of these stations are serviced by night buses and taxis outside of Tube hours and are easily connected to the city center.

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Everything you need to know about London Euston train station

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