Barnstaple to Manchester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:58
  • Last train
    00:05
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 15m

Travelling from Barnstaple to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Barnstaple to Manchester take around 5 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 294 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barnstaple and Manchester.

Are there direct trains from Barnstaple to Manchester?

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

We usually find around 10 departures on the route from Barnstaple 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 12 departures.

How long is the train journey from Barnstaple to Manchester?

The Barnstaple to Manchester train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Barnstaple to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Barnstaple around 06:58 and the last train is around 22:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barnstaple around 07:05, and the last at 00:05.

When to book Barnstaple 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 Barnstaple to Manchester by train.

Which train companies operate between Barnstaple and Manchester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • 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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