Manchester to London Train

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Manchester To London Train Journey Information

  • Train fares from
    £42.00
  • Trains per day
    Around 52
  • Changes
    Direct
  • Average journey time
    2h 36m
  • Fastest route
    1h 59m
  • Train operators
    Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Transport For Wales Rail

Manchester To London Train Times

Today, Fri 30 Oct, at 7:15
  1. 07:15
    Direct
    09:27
    Manchester Piccadilly
    London Euston
    2h 12m
  2. 07:35
    Direct
    09:49
    Manchester Piccadilly
    London Euston
    2h 14m
  3. 07:55
    Direct
    10:16
    Manchester Piccadilly
    London Euston
    2h 21m
  4. 08:15
    Direct
    10:27
    Manchester Piccadilly
    London Euston
    2h 12m
  5. 08:35
    Direct
    10:50
    Manchester Piccadilly
    London Euston
    2h 15m

    Manchester To London Train FAQs

  • How long does it take to travel from Manchester to London by train?
    It takes around 2 hours 36 minutes by train from Manchester to London. Bear in mind that the journey time may be a little longer on weekends and holidays.
    Average journey time
    2h 36m
  • How much does the train from Manchester to London cost?
    Train tickets from Manchester to London cost as little as £42.00 if you book in advance, and the train fares are often higher when purchased on the day. Ticket prices also vary depending on the time of day, route, and class you book.
    Train fares from
    £42.00
  • What is the fastest journey from Manchester to London by train?
    The fastest train will get you from Manchester to London in 1 hour 59 minutes. The slowest service is the late-evening departure which takes nearly 9 hours 9 minutes travelling at a slower pace throughout the journey.
    Fastest route
    1h 59m
  • What time does the last train from Manchester to London leave?
    The last train from Manchester to London departs at 05:05. Don’t miss it!
    Last train
    05:05
  • When can I catch the first train from Manchester to London?
    The first train leaves Manchester at 15:35. Book in advance to save yourself some time in the morning.
    First train
    15:35
  • How many trains a day are there from Manchester to London?
    On an average weekday, around 52 trains travel from Manchester to London. The first train departs Manchester Piccadilly some time after 15:35 with departures continuing at intervals, until 05:05.
    Trains per day
    52
  • Manchester To London Train


    The distance between Manchester and London is 163 miles. The average journey time between Manchester and London is 2 hours 32 minutes. The fastest journey time by train is 1 hour 59 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 56 trains traveling from Manchester to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays. The first train from Manchester to London departs at 04:05. The last train from Manchester to London departs at 21:15. Of the 5 trains that leave Manchester for London every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

    These direct trains cover the 163 miles distance in an average of 2 h 20 minutes but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 8 minutes .

    The slowest trains will take 2 h 39 minutes and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.


    Departure And Arrival Stations For Trains From Manchester To London

    Departure train station: Every train from Manchester to London departs from Manchester Piccadilly train station. Manchester Piccadilly is in central Manchester, in close walking distance to all the city's major commercial areas and business hubs. Manchester Piccadilly is wheelchair accessible, with a serviced ticket office, self-service ticket machines, and a wide variety of dining options throughout the station. 

    Arrival train station: Trains from Manchester to London arrive at London Euston Station. London Euston is one and a half miles (two and a half km) outside of central London. Travelers can walk to central London on foot in 35 minutes from London Euston, or take the Victoria Underground line, which takes only eight minutes. London Euston is well-connected to Greater London via the underground lines. The station has a large range of shopping and dining options, ticket offices, ticket machines, and a passenger information center. 


    How To Find Cheap Train Tickets From Manchester To London?

    The best way to secure a cheap deal on a train from Manchester to London is to book well before the intended departure date. Ticket prices typically increase a lot closer to the date of departure so book around two months ahead of travel. To save more passengers can try to retain flexibility on the specific day of travel. To secure a good deal on tickets, check the cost of dates either side to see if there are savings available. If you have to travel on one specific date, look at different times during the day to get the best deal possible on tickets. Where possible, avoid traveling during peak travel time.

    The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour. Train tickets from Manchester to London can start from as little as £25 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending on the time of day, route, and class you book. It is possible to travel from Manchester to London without having to change trains. 


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