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Avanti West Coast
With transfers
2h 06m
Avanti West Coast
Multiple carriers
With transfers
2h 19m
Multiple carriers
Avanti West Coast
With transfers
2h 15m
Avanti West Coast
Avanti West Coast
With transfers
2h 48m
Avanti West Coast
Avanti West Coast
With transfers
2h 06m
Avanti West Coast
AccesRail
With transfers
9h 20m
AccesRail

London to Manchester train information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and train companies that offer trains from London to Manchester

RETURN FROM

£64

ONE-WAY FROM

£36

AVG TRAVEL TIME

2h 11m

TRAIN COMPANIES

Arriva, West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast
The best return train deal from London to Manchester found on momondo in the last 72 hours is £64
The best one-way train deal from London to Manchester found on momondo in the last 72 hours is £36
Average time it takes to travel by train from London to Manchester
There are 3 train companies servicing this route: Arriva, West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast

London Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in London
London Waterloo EastLondon, 51.504128, -0.108938
London Imperial WharfLondon, 51.47505, -0.182862
London PutneyLondon, 51.461098, -0.2161961
London Morden St. HelierLondon, 51.389526, -0.198866
London West BromptonLondon, 51.486588, -0.1956679
London Surrey QuaysLondon, 51.49279, -0.04814

Manchester Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Manchester
Manchester Stockton-on-TeesManchester, 54.569862, -1.318083
Manchester CliftonManchester, 53.522491, -2.31474
Manchester RadcliffeManchester, 53.562197, -2.321509
Dukinfield Fairfield, ManchesterManchester, 53.471195, -2.143135
Manchester Peel HallManchester, 53.373714, -2.250418
Manchester Sale Water Park MetrolinkManchester, 53.427776, -2.290176

Book return train tickets from London to Manchester

Below are the quickest and cheapest return train tickets from London to Manchester that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Multiple carriers
19 May
07:51London Euston
4h 23m
1 stop
12:14Manchester Piccadilly
24 May
06:27Manchester Piccadilly
3h 57m
1 stop
10:24London Euston
AccesRail
5 Mar
09:45London Heathrow
5h 40m
1 stop
15:25Manchester
5 Mar
22:00Manchester
7h 00m
1 stop
05:00London Heathrow
AccesRail
6 Mar
11:15London Heathrow
6h 40m
1 stop
17:55Manchester
6 Mar
00:05Manchester
5h 35m
2 stops
05:40London Heathrow
AccesRail
7 Mar
09:45London Heathrow
5h 40m
1 stop
15:25Manchester
7 Mar
21:00Manchester
6h 25m
2 stops
03:25London Heathrow
AccesRail
5 Mar
11:15London Heathrow
6h 40m
1 stop
17:55Manchester
12 Mar
10:30Manchester
6h 30m
1 stop
17:00London Heathrow
AccesRail
6 Mar
23:40London Heathrow
5h 40m
2 stops
05:20Manchester
7 Mar
22:00Manchester
7h 40m
2 stops
05:40London Heathrow

Book one-way train tickets from London to Manchester

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets from London to Manchester we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find train tickets by date.
Avanti West Coast
6 Apr
07:13London Euston
2h 06m
09:19Manchester Piccadilly
Multiple carriers
6 Apr
07:46London Euston
2h 19m
1 stop
10:05Manchester Piccadilly
Avanti West Coast
16 Mar
06:29London Euston
2h 15m
08:44Manchester Piccadilly
Avanti West Coast
17 Mar
08:07London Euston
2h 48m
10:55Manchester Piccadilly
Avanti West Coast
3 Apr
07:13London Euston
2h 06m
09:19Manchester Piccadilly
AccesRail
5 Mar
20:00London Heathrow
9h 20m
1 stop
05:20Manchester

Choose the best way to get from London to Manchester

Buses

3h 55m
£2 one-way£5 return
Direct · from £5

Distance to city centre

GB31412590.3 mi
23lb CO2

81% less than flights

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London to Manchester Buses

Trains

2h 06m
£28 one-way£51 return
1 stop · from £41

Distance to city centre

MAN8.9 mi
QQM0.3 mi
37lb CO2

70% less than flights

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London to Manchester Trains

Flights

1h 00m
£33 one-way£75 return
Direct · from £75

Distance to city centre

MAN8.9 mi

FAQs for booking trains from London to Manchester

Is the train from London to Manchester scenic?

If you’re travelling from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly, the train route does pass by lots of areas of interest, though it’s not known as one of the most scenic train routes in England. The train will pass by towns, villages and hamlets, as well as a mix of farms, hills and picturesque canals. As you leave London, you can also look out for Wembley Stadium. London Euston station was England’s first inter-city station, built in 1837. The current building, while functional, is not the most scenic and was built in the 1960s. There are still two Portland stone entrance lodges and a war memorial, left over from the old station – these are located on Euston Road. Manchester Piccadilly station, where you’ll arrive, is a vast structure built in the early 1830s. Watch out for its vast train shed roof, which is quite long.

What services are available at London Euston station?

For travellers departing London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly, you’ll be able to take your pick of a vast range of services and shops, as well as luggage storage and assistance. London Euston has a good range of eateries, including fast food restaurants serving burgers, grilled chicken, sandwiches, Asian and Mexican food, as well as plenty of coffee shops and several pubs. There are also a couple of supermarkets and a stationer. The station has lots of seating available in different areas: there’s a heated waiting room next to Platform 16, plus seats on the main concourse and dotted around other parts. If you need to store luggage, you can do so at an independent company, next to Platform 16. It’s open daily from early in the morning to late evening. Trolleys are also available at the station and by the taxi rank. For travellers needing assistance on their journey or whilst boarding the train, it’s always best to book this in advance when making your ticket reservation.

Do you need a passport to go to Manchester from London by train?

For anyone with train tickets from London to Manchester, you won’t need to carry a passport with you when travelling this route, as both cities are within the UK. momondo does, however, always suggest carrying a form of ID with you, such as a driving licence or other valid document, when travelling by rail from London to Manchester.

How to get from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester city centre?

If you’ve taken the train from London to Manchester, you’ll arrive right in the heart of the city, once you disembark at Manchester Piccadilly station. Many of Manchester’s key sites, such as shopping and dining areas, museums and art galleries, are within walking distance of the station. The University of Manchester is also a short walk away from Manchester Piccadilly. Other attractions, like Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium for Manchester City Football Club, are slightly further afield but still easily reachable by taxi or bus. Manchester has a vast bus network, including a free hop on, hop off shuttle service linking all the main train stations, as well as the shopping and business areas. For taxis, head to the Fairfield Street exit and you’ll find them just outside. Uber is also available in Manchester, though pickups are not always from directly outside the station, so you may have to walk a little way. The 147 bus goes from Fairfield Street towards the hospitals and universities, and there are further buses from the same location and from Piccadilly Gardens. You can also take the Metrolink tram from within the station itself, and there are escalators and lifts to the platforms after travelling by train from London to Manchester.

How much does a train ticket from London to Manchester cost?

If you need a train from London to Manchester for this week you can find options from £41 one-way. How much you’ll pay for a train on average this month is £45 one-way. Keep in mind that the ticket price is generally dependent on when you book, the desired route, and class.

How long is the train ride from London to Manchester?

The fastest journey time from London to Manchester is 2h 06m. Travel time can vary by 0h 05m, so prioritise direct options for the quickest arrival. East Midlands Railway is one of the fastest options available.

When should I purchase the train tickets from London to Manchester?

Currently, train tickets prices from London to Manchester are generally similar no matter when you choose to book them. Prices are £45 one-way on average.

Which train companies operate between London to Manchester?

Arriva, West Midlands Railway, and Avanti West Coast are viable options. Check times and availability for Arriva, West Midlands Railway, as it was recently the cheapest train available traveling from London to Manchester from £64 round-trip.

How far is London to Manchester by train?

London and Manchester are 163.1 mi apart from one another, but the actual distance by train depends on the route taken. The train usually takes 2h 06m in normal conditions.

What is the carbon footprint of a train from London to Manchester?

Taking a train from London to Manchester has a carbon footprint of about 36lb. This is 70% less than taking an airplane for this journey (123lb). Taking a bus instead of a train would change your carbon footprint to about 23lb.

Is a train the fastest way to get from London to Manchester?

The quickest way is to book a flight from London to Manchester, which can be as quick as 1h 00m onboard British Airways. You can also get a train from London to Manchester, or a bus from London to Manchester which can take you longer to arrive at your destination.

Is a train the cheapest way to get from London to Manchester?

Expect a bus to be one of the cheapest options available to you for travel. Currently, a bus has deals available from £5. While they may not be the most cost-effective options currently available a flight from London to Manchester or a train from London to Manchester can also be options worth looking into if other factors outside of cost are a higher priority.


AccesRail trains from London to Manchester

Our best AccesRail deals on London to Manchester train tickets
AccesRail
5 Mar
LHR09:45London Heathrow
5h 40m
1 stop
MAN15:25Manchester
5 Mar
MAN22:00Manchester
7h 00m
1 stop
LHR05:00London Heathrow
AccesRail
5 Mar
LHR11:15London Heathrow
6h 40m
1 stop
MAN17:55Manchester
12 Mar
MAN10:30Manchester
6h 30m
1 stop
LHR17:00London Heathrow
AccesRail
7 Mar
LHR20:00London Heathrow
9h 20m
1 stop
MAN05:20Manchester
14 Mar
MAN22:00Manchester
7h 00m
1 stop
LHR05:00London Heathrow

Popular train routes to Manchester

Most frequently searched train routes to Manchester, along with the cheapest price and shortest travel time.
Trains to Manchester from Liverpool
Fastest travel time0h 51m
Cheapest price£302
Trains to Manchester from Leeds
Fastest travel time0h 57m
Cheapest price£18
Trains to Manchester from Carlisle
Fastest travel time1h 45m
Cheapest price£27
Trains to Manchester from Edinburgh
Fastest travel time3h 14m
Cheapest price£3,925
Trains to Manchester from Birmingham
Fastest travel time1h 26m
Cheapest price£145
Trains to Manchester from Southampton
Fastest travel time4h 08m
Cheapest price£125
Trains to Manchester from Oxford
Fastest travel time2h 44m
Cheapest price£215

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Cheapest price£74
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Cheapest price£36
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Fastest travel time3h 56m
Cheapest price£78
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Fastest travel time1h 16m
Cheapest price£17
Trains from London to Rotterdam
Fastest travel time2h 46m
Cheapest price£133
Trains from London to Edinburgh
Fastest travel time4h 22m
Cheapest price£318
Trains from London to Norwich
Fastest travel time0h 58m
Cheapest price£156
Trains from London to Cardiff
Fastest travel time1h 49m
Cheapest price£160
Trains from London to Exeter
Fastest travel time2h 00m
Cheapest price£101

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