Manchester to Luton by train
Travelling from Manchester to Luton by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Luton take around 2 hours and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 217 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Luton.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Luton?
Journeys between Manchester and Luton usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 54 departures on the route from Manchester to Luton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Luton?
The Manchester to Luton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Luton train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Luton is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 23:53.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 23:41.
What's the Manchester to Luton train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Luton are $41.57.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $47 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $89. 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 Luton 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 Luton by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Luton?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Luton, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- London Underground
- Northern Rail
- 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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