Manchester to London by train
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Travelling from Manchester to London by train
Fast trains from Manchester to London take around 2 hours, covering a distance of approximately 261 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and London.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to London?
Direct trains from Manchester to London have been found.
We usually find around 49 direct trains on the route from Manchester to London every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 38 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to London?
The Manchester to London train travel time is normally about 2 hours, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to London train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to London 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 05:25, and the last at 20:55.
What's the Manchester to London train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to London are $19.61.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $36 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $58. 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 Manchester to London 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 London by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and London?
Virgin Trains is the train company that operates on the route from Manchester to London.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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