Ashford to Manchester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:13
  • Last train
    23:16
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 20m

Travelling from Ashford to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Ashford to Manchester take around 3 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 335 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ashford and Manchester.

Are there direct trains from Ashford to Manchester?

Journeys between Ashford and Manchester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Ashford to Manchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 39 departures.

How long is the train journey from Ashford to Manchester?

The Ashford to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Ashford to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Ashford around 05:13 and the last train is around 23:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ashford around 05:43, and the last at 21:43.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Ashford to Manchester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Ashford to Manchester by train.

Which train companies operate between Ashford and Manchester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Ashford to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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