Manchester to London train

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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Apr 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
08:30AM3h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:24PMLondon Euston (EUS)
691One-way
2 transfers
East Midlands Railway
08:13AM3h25
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:38AMLondon St Pancras International (STP)
1011One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
09:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2451One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:35AM2h06
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:41AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2451One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2451One-way
0 transfers

Manchester to London train times

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, April 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
West Midlands Railway
08:30AM3h54
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:24PMLondon Euston (EUS)
2 transfers
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

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Fastest train times from Manchester to London

Showing times and prices for Apr 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)
2451One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2451One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:15AM2h12
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:27AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2451One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:55AM2h14
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:09AMLondon Euston (EUS)
2451One-way
0 transfers
East Midlands Railway
08:13AM3h25
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:38AMLondon St Pancras International (STP)
1011One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Manchester to London

distanceDistance261 km
durationAverage train duration2 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price€75 (€75)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, West Midland Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Doggiosled, 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 16 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, West Midland Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Doggiosled, Bus, Chiltern Railways, Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around €75, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as €42. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in London Euston.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, West Midland 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 Midland Trains and East Midlands Trains from €42. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

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 Midland Trains:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 54 min
  • Cheapest Price: €47

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 €42 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to London is €75; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Manchester and London is on average 2 h 16 min   for the 261 km long journey, but the time it takes to go from Manchester to London by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to London leaves at 05: 12. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to London leaves at 21: 15.
There are 25 trains a day from Manchester to London which require at least one change with Virgin Trains, West Midland Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Doggiosled, Bus, Chiltern Railways, Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer 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 Midland Trains, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Doggiosled, Bus, Chiltern Railways, Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey between Manchester and London 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 journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in London, you can end your trip in train stations like London Euston, London St Pancras International and London Paddington.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (766 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Euston, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Manchester to London is February.
You have options as you can travel from Manchester to London 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and London

Manchester
London
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your journey to London.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
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
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Manchester VictoriaParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
Manchester Oxford RoadParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
HomeTrainsTrain Times to LondonManchester to London train

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