Manchester to Croydon by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    22:28
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 56m

Travelling from Manchester to Croydon by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Croydon take around 2 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 275 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Croydon.

Are there direct trains from Manchester to Croydon?

Journeys between Manchester and Croydon usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from Manchester to Croydon every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 39 departures.

How long is the train journey from Manchester to Croydon?

The Manchester to Croydon train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Manchester to Croydon train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Croydon is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 23:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 22:28.

When to book Manchester to Croydon 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 Manchester to Croydon by train.

Which train companies operate between Manchester and Croydon?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • 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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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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