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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from London to Manchester?

Lowest Price$32.73
Fastest Train2h 3m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London to Manchester right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from London to Manchester?

In the last month, $46.98 was the average price of a train ticket from London, LND to Manchester, MAN. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from London to Manchester?

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 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 3 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from London to Manchester are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from London to Manchester?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 7 of these are direct connections to Manchester. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Manchester to London. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from London to Manchester for $18.90.

Which train should you take from London to Manchester?

2 train services operate from London, London, City of to Manchester, Manchester. Avanti West Coast + Connections usually has more trains scheduled, with 9 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Avanti West Coast72h 6m$34.97
Avanti West Coast + Connections92h 27m$56.32

Where is the train station in London?

There is one train station in London:

  • London Euston

Where is the train station in Manchester?

Manchester receives travelers from London at its two active train stations:

  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Airport

Price trends for trains from London to Manchester

Monthly average prices

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