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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Jul 15

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
09:30AM3h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:24PMLondon Euston (EUS)
661One-way
1 transfer
East Midlands Railway
08:13AM3h25
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:38AMLondon St Pancras International (STP)
971One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
09:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2341One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2341One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:35AM2h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:41AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2341One-way
0 transfers

Manchester to London train times

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, July 15
East Midlands Railway
08:13AM3h25
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:38AMLondon St Pancras International (STP)
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
08:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
0 transfersDirect
Avanti West Coast
08:35AM2h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:41AMLondon Euston (EUS)
0 transfersDirect
Avanti West Coast
08:55AM2h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:09AMLondon Euston (EUS)
0 transfersDirect
Avanti West Coast
09:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
0 transfersDirect
West Midlands Railway
09:30AM3h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:24PMLondon Euston (EUS)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Jul 15

Fastest Journey

2 h 6 m

Average

2 h 40 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

262 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for London every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:35AM2h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:41AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2341One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2341One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2341One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:55AM2h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:09AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2341One-way
0 transfers
East Midlands Railway
08:13AM3h25
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:38AMLondon St Pancras International (STP)
971One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Manchester to London

distanceDistance261 km
durationAverage train duration2 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price€67 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Bus, Chiltern Railways, Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express

Trains from Manchester to London cover the 261 km long route taking on average 2 h 9 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Bus, Chiltern Railways, Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as €30, but the average price of train tickets is €67. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London Waterloo.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains and East Midlands Trains trains Manchester to London

Find the best trains between Manchester and London with Omio's travel partners Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains and East Midlands Trains from €30. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

West Midlands Trains is a train operator based in the United Kingdom, providing services across the West Midlands region. It operates a variety of train types, including the Class 350 Desiro, Class 323 Electrostar, Class 170 Turbostar, and Class 172 Turbostar. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. Passengers can purchase a range of tickets, including single, return, and season tickets. The most popular routes operated by West Midlands Trains include Birmingham to London Euston, Birmingham to Wolverhampton, and Birmingham to Coventry.

Train information from Manchester to London with West Midlands Trains:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 19 min
  • Cheapest Price: €51

FAQs: Trains from Manchester to London

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester to London easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to London.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to London can start from as little as €30 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to London is €67; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to London train travel time is 2 h 9 min   for the 261 km long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to London leaves at 05: 11. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to London leaves at 21: 15.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day from Manchester to London with Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to London. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Manchester to London.
Take the Manchester to London train with Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Bus, Chiltern Railways, Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to London from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 15.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in London, you can end your route in train stations like London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Waterloo, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to London from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 9 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Manchester to London is May.
You have options as you can travel to London from Manchester 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and London

Manchester
London
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip from Manchester to London.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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