Croydon to Manchester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:31
  • Last train
    22:24
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr

Travelling from Croydon to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Croydon to Manchester take around 3 hours, covering a distance of approximately 275 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Croydon and Manchester.

Are there direct trains from Croydon to Manchester?

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

We usually find around 59 departures on the route from Croydon 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 89 departures.

How long is the train journey from Croydon to Manchester?

The Croydon to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Croydon to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Croydon around 04:10 and the last train is around 22:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Croydon around 05:17, and the last at 23:40.

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

When to book Croydon 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 Croydon to Manchester by train.

Which train companies operate between Croydon and Manchester?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • 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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