Edinburgh to Manchester by train
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Travelling from Edinburgh to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Edinburgh to Manchester take around 3 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 282 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Manchester?
Direct trains from Edinburgh to Manchester have been found.
We usually find around 20 direct trains on the route from Edinburgh to Manchester every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 13 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Manchester?
The Edinburgh to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Edinburgh to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:14 and the last train is around 22:15.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:15, and the last at 22:10.
What's the Edinburgh to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to Manchester are $18.35.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $28 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $38. 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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Manchester, 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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