Manchester to Harlow by train

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    21:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 9m
  • Distance
    247 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    36
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 37m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Manchester to Harlow by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Harlow take around 3 hours and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 247 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Harlow.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Harlow?

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

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Manchester to Harlow 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 33 departures.

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

The Manchester to Harlow train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Harlow is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 21:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 06:10, and the last at 20:55.

When to book Manchester to Harlow 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 Harlow by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Harlow?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Harlow to Manchester by train

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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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