London to Manchester by train
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Travelling from London to Manchester by train
Fast trains from London to Manchester take around 2 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 261 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Manchester?
Direct trains from London to Manchester have been found.
We usually find around 46 direct trains on the route from London to Manchester every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 38 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Manchester?
The London to Manchester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart London around 06:16 and the last train is around 23:00.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:36, and the last at 21:51.
What's the London to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Manchester are $30.57.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $38, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book London 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 London to Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between London and Manchester?
Virgin Trains is the train company that operates on the route from London to Manchester.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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