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Journey details

Best price 12 £
Journey duration 3 h 48 min
Connections per day 136
First departure: 05:14
Last departure: 23:45
Distance 282km

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With Virail you can find the best train connection from Edinburgh to Manchester , you just need to enter the date of your trip and we will find the best solution for you! On our platform you can also choose between a round-trip ticket or a one-way ticket and you can filter your results by price and departure. Once you chose the best ticket for your trip we will redirect you automatically to the provider’s website where you will be able to book and pay your ticket. Virail is a metasearch platform with customers from more than 30 countries. Our comparison tool works with more than 2000 transportation companies and enables you to find the optimal travel solution, no matter your needs.

Which companies serve the route from Edinburgh to Manchester?

Virail finds offers from lots of rail companies in Europe and in the rest of the world. For example, it shows you the possible train connections from Edinburgh to Manchester offered by Nationalrail.

National Rail belongs to the Rail Delivery group, the British company managing passenger services. National Rail covers not only long and medium-distance routes, but also local networks, for instance part of the London underground.

How much are the low cost train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester?

Ticket price Edinburgh - Manchester every day

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Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester


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.

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