Inverness to Manchester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Inverness to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Inverness to Manchester take around 6 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 463 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Inverness and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Inverness to Manchester?
Journeys between Inverness and Manchester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Inverness 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 20 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Inverness to Manchester?
The Inverness to Manchester train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Inverness to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Inverness around 05:36 and the last train is around 21:33.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Inverness around 04:53, and the last at 21:35.
What's the Inverness to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Inverness to Manchester are $35.64.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $35 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $80. 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 Inverness 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 Inverness to Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Inverness and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Inverness to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- London North Eastern Railway
- Northern Rail
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
- UK Rail Connections
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Manchester to Inverness by train