Manchester to Kirkcaldy by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:54
  • Last train
    23:51
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 46m

Travelling from Manchester to Kirkcaldy by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Kirkcaldy take around 3 hours and 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 300 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Kirkcaldy.

Are there direct trains from Manchester to Kirkcaldy?

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

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Manchester to Kirkcaldy every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 37 departures.

How long is the train journey from Manchester to Kirkcaldy?

The Manchester to Kirkcaldy train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Manchester to Kirkcaldy train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Kirkcaldy is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:57 and the last train is around 23:46. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:54, and the last at 23:51.

When to book Manchester to Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy by train.

Which train companies operate between Manchester and Kirkcaldy?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • 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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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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