Don't forget to buy food and drinks in advance if you need them: train stations do not always have shops, while onboard cafés are not always available and often very expensive.
For short distances like between Edinburgh and Manchester, busses and carpooling are good alternatives to the train, thanks to their low costs. Also, busses have the advantage of getting to the smallest towns where the is no train station.
Which stations do the trains to Manchester leave from?
You can take the train to Manchester at Edinburgh [ EDB ], which arrives at Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ] or Manchester Oxford Road [ MCO ].
When are the first and last trains from Edinburgh to Manchester scheduled?
On average, it takes 4 hours and 3 minutes to get to Manchester by train, but you will need 3 hours and 8 minutes with the fastest trains. The first one is available at 13:04, whereas the last one leaves Edinburgh at 22:04.