Cheap train tickets from London to Manchester

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How much are train tickets from London to Manchester?

Lowest Price€30.22
Fastest2h 3m
Daily Schedules16
train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from London to Manchester?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from London to Manchester is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from London to Manchester was €43.38. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from London to Manchester?

The distance between London and Manchester is approximately 162.88 miles, or 262.07 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 3 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from London to Manchester?

On Wednesday trains from London to Manchester are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from London to Manchester?

Typically there are 16 schedules to compare for your trip to Manchester. On the route to Manchester 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Avanti West Coast + Connections offers the most scheduled departures between London to Manchester, usually offering 9 trips per day. 7 train trips per day are direct connections to Manchester, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from London to Manchester, which start at €8.33.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from London to Manchester

Avanti West Coast + Connections

Avanti West Coast + Connections train tickets from London to Manchester start from €31.42, and on average cost €52.00. Daily there are 9 Avanti West Coast + Connections schedules to Manchester. Avanti West Coast + Connections in London leaves from London Euston, And in Manchester trains arrive at Manchester Airport and one other train station.

From London to Manchester train travel on Avanti West Coast + Connections takes 2 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Manchester faster, Avanti West Coast + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 3 minutes.

WiFi
Snacks
Power outlet
Beverage
Avg. Time
2h 27m
Avg. Price
€52.00

Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast train tickets from London to Manchester start from €30.22, and on average cost €32.29. Daily there are 7 Avanti West Coast schedules to Manchester. Avanti West Coast in London leaves from London Euston, And in Manchester trains arrive at Manchester Piccadilly,

From London to Manchester train travel on Avanti West Coast takes 2 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Manchester faster, Avanti West Coast offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 3 minutes.

WiFi
Snacks
Power outlet
Beverage
Avg. Time
2h 6m
Avg. Price
€32.29

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart London on their way to Manchester:
  • London Euston
There are 2 different stations where trains from London arrive in Manchester. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Manchester:
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Airport