Manchester to Hamilton by train

  • First train
    04:54
  • Last train
    21:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 14m
  • Distance
    281 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    21
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 34m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Manchester to Hamilton by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Hamilton take around 3 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 281 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Hamilton.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Hamilton?

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Manchester to Hamilton 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 24 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Hamilton?

The Manchester to Hamilton train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Manchester to Hamilton train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Hamilton is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:57 and the last train is around 23:46. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:54, and the last at 20:46.

When to book Manchester to Hamilton 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 Hamilton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Hamilton?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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 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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