Fastest journey4hr 28m
Travelling from Manchester to Norwich by train
The fastest trains from Manchester to Norwich take around 4 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 256 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Norwich.
Direct trains run between Manchester and Norwich.
We usually find around 11 direct trains on the route from Manchester to Norwich every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 16 departures. The duration is normally about 4 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Norwich is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 07:38 and the last train is around 18:43. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 07:36, and the last at 18:44.
Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.
When to book Manchester to Norwich train tickets?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Norwich are £26.00.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £29 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £46. 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.
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 Norwich by train.
Which trains operate between Manchester and Norwich?
East Midlands Trains is the rail operator that operates on the route from Manchester to Norwich.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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