Manchester to Ilford by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 4m
  • Distance
    264 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 27m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Manchester to Ilford by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Ilford take around 3 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 264 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Ilford.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Ilford?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Manchester to Ilford 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 35 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Ilford?

The Manchester to Ilford train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Manchester to Ilford train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Ilford is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:04 and the last train is around 22:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 23:41.

When to book Manchester to Ilford 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 Ilford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Ilford?

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

  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • 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

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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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