Manchester to Ashford by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    21:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 14m

Travelling from Manchester to Ashford by train

The fastest trains from Manchester to Ashford take around 3 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 335 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Ashford.

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

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Manchester to Ashford 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 30 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Ashford is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 21:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 20:55.

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

When to book Manchester to Ashford 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 Manchester to Ashford by train.

Which trains operate between Manchester and Ashford?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Manchester to Ashford, 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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