Gloucester to Manchester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Gloucester to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Gloucester to Manchester take around 2 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 179 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Gloucester and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Gloucester to Manchester?
Journeys between Gloucester and Manchester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Gloucester to Manchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 40 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Gloucester to Manchester?
The Gloucester to Manchester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Gloucester to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Gloucester around 07:22 and the last train is around 22:47.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Gloucester around 07:00, and the last at 21:50.
What's the Gloucester to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Gloucester to Manchester are $21.82.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $32 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $36. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Gloucester 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 Gloucester to Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Gloucester and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Gloucester to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
- Transport For Wales
- 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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