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Trip Summary

11 trains operate daily from London to Manchester. The train trip from London to Manchester is usually about 2 hours and 11 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Avanti West Coast train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 6 minutes.

Distance163 mi (262 km)
Fastest train2h 6m
Lowest price$66.90
Trains per day11
Most frequent serviceAvanti West Coast
Train lines1

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Price trends for trains from London to Manchester

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Which train should you take from London to Manchester?

Avanti West Coast is the one and only train line which connects London to Manchester. However, there are 11 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Avanti West Coast112h 12m$123.86

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between London and Manchester is approximately 163 miles, or 262 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 6 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from London to Manchester. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs London at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 11 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from London to Manchester.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Manchester to London.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Manchester

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Most recognizable for its world-famous football team, Manchester is a modern, vibrant city with a diverse range of attractions that will appeal to explorers of all kinds. Often referred to as "The Capital of the North," Manchester is also known for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Visitors can relive this booming era by taking a trip to the Science and Industry Museum to see how this previously small town changed the world's ideas of industry and manufacturing forever. These days, Manchester is famous for its music and art scene, with it being the birthplace of bands like The Smiths and Oasis.

Art and music-lovers may want to visit Afflecks, a vast and eclectic emporium of all things indie and grunge, to purchase records, artwork, and memorabilia, among many other things. Manchester is also home to 15 parks and gardens, with Fletcher Moss Park and Botanical Gardens among the most popular. This park provides a beautiful setting for picnics and scenic walks, perfect for when you need an escape from the bustling city.

And if you really are only here for Man U, both Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium are stops on our itinerary to visit every premier league stadium in England.

With three large train stations—Piccadilly, Oxford Road, and Victoria—Manchester is easily accessible via rail. National Express and Megabus coaches also allow access from all over the country. In addition, Manchester Airport houses three large terminals, which provide global entry to the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in London?

Main departure station: Euston railway station (Stop B)

There is one train station in London.

All train stations in London:

  • Euston railway station (Stop B)

Where is the train station in Manchester?

Main arrival station: Manchester Piccadilly Station

Manchester has one train station.

Train stations in Manchester:

  • Manchester Piccadilly Station

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