Guildford to Manchester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    21:47
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 30m

Travelling from Guildford to Manchester by train

The fastest trains from Guildford to Manchester take around 3 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 273 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Guildford and Manchester.

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

We usually find around 52 departures on the route from Guildford 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 42 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Guildford around 04:20 and the last train is around 21:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Guildford around 04:25, and the last at 20:44.

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

When to book Guildford 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 Guildford to Manchester by train.

Which trains operate between Guildford and Manchester?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • Virgin Trains

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

Find journey information for Manchester to Guildford

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

Other journeys to Manchester View all journeys to Manchester

Search accommodation in Manchester

Airbnb
Country guide

Trains to the UK

Read our country guide

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.

Log in / Register

  1. We'll assume you've read
    our Terms of Service.