Rugby to Manchester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:02
  • Last train
    23:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 35m

Travelling from Rugby to Manchester by train

The fastest trains from Rugby to Manchester take around 1 hour and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 139 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rugby and Manchester.

Journeys between Rugby and Manchester usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Rugby to Manchester 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 42 departures. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Rugby around 06:06 and the last train is around 23:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rugby around 06:02, and the last at 21:38.

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

When to book Rugby to Manchester 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 Rugby to Manchester by train.

Which trains operate between Rugby and Manchester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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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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