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Best price 25 £
Journey duration 2 h 38 min
Connections per day 69
First departure 06:16
Last departure 21:49
Distance 263 km

Your journey from London to Manchester with Virail

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How much will I pay for train tickets from London to Manchester?

The prices for train tickets from London to Manchester vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from London to Manchester will cost 0.11 £. The average train ticket price is approximately 54.76 £. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Ticket price - every day

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137.49 £ 78.41 £ 138.45 £ More 38.29 £ More 38.29 £
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Trains from London to Manchester

How long will it take me to travel from London to Manchester by train?

In order to get from London to Manchester faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between London and Manchester will complete the journey in 2 h 3 min. On average, it will take you about 2 h 36 min to travel the 263 between London and Manchester.

When do departures from London to Manchester leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from London to Manchester leaving at 06:16. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 21:49.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations can I use to travel from London to Manchester?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between London and Manchester. You can start your journey in London at stations such as London Euston [ EUS ] and London Euston. These connect to stations including Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ] and Manchester Piccadilly in Manchester. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from London to Manchester.

How many times a day do departures from London leave for Manchester?

You will be able to travel from London to Manchester using companies such as Nationalrail, SBB and Avanti West Coast. Combined, these providers offer an average of 66 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 217 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from London to Manchester using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 37 direct connections from London to Manchester each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 29 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.