Manchester to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Edinburgh take around 3 hours, covering a distance of approximately 282 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Edinburgh?
Direct trains from Manchester to Edinburgh have been found.
We usually find around 24 direct trains on the route from Manchester to Edinburgh every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Edinburgh?
The Manchester to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 3 hours, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 06:14 and the last train is around 20:26.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Manchester to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Edinburgh are $15.01.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $51 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $56. 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 Manchester to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First TransPennine Express
- TransPennine Express
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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