Luton to Manchester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Luton to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Luton to Manchester take around 3 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 217 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Luton and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Luton to Manchester?
Journeys between Luton and Manchester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 80 departures on the route from Luton 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 87 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Luton to Manchester?
The Luton to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Luton to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Luton around 04:38 and the last train is around 23:47.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Luton around 05:11, and the last at 00:53.
What's the Luton to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Luton to Manchester are $35.93.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $41 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $67. 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 Luton 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 Luton to Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Luton and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Luton to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- London Underground
- TransPennine Express
- UK Rail Connections
- 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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