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Manchester to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:135
Trains arrive in:London
Trains depart from:Manchester
Train Ticket Price: 49
Distance:262 Kms
Train Companies:East Coast, Virgin Trains

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

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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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