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Manchester to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 11m
Trains arrive inLondon
Trains depart fromManchester
Train Ticket Price£ 36.97
Distance262 km
Train Companies
  • Virgin Trains

Quick Guide: Trains from Manchester to London

Average Price: £79.50
Trains per day: ~ 84
Changes: Direct
Average Time: 2h08
Fastest Route: 2h07
Slowest Route: 4h30

Manchester to London trains: Journey Details

Starting in the very early morning, trains from the Manchester to London offer a fast and reliable connection throughout the day for many passengers. The majority of trains leave Manchester Piccadilly Station and terminate at London Euston, however, select trains from Manchester to London St Pancras and London Marylebone are also available in the late evenings. The journey will usually take at most two and half hours throughout the majority of the day. Later trains from Manchester to London in the evening can take longer and may include a stopover or change. As this is a busy business route, travellers should be aware that there are several peak times including the morning commute time as well as in the late evening. Virgin Trains are the main provider for the services during the day, and CrossCountry and East Midlands operate a small number of late trains between the two cities.


Which train companies go from Manchester to London?

Virgin Trains, Cross Country and Cross Country and East Midlands Trains operate the trains running from Manchester to London.

How long is the train from Manchester to London

Trains from Manchester to London take roughly 2 hours and 10 minutes.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Manchester to London?

The first direct train from Manchester to London is at 5:55 a.m and the last Manchester to London train leaves at 9:15 p.m.

Where do trains from Manchester to London depart from and arrive to?

Passengers journeying on trains from Manchester to London do so from the main train station in the city, Manchester Piccadilly Station. This bustling station is the fourth largest train station in the United Kingdom outside of London, and offers connections throughout the city. Taxis and buses can be found outside the station and Metrolink Trams are also available to and from the city centre. Other major rail providers that service the station include Northern, TransPennine Express and Arriva Trains Wales. There is a regular connection between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, with six trains running between them per hour during the day and a more limited service in the evenings.The station is opened 24 hours, allowing passengers easy access for early morning or late night trains.

The majority of trains from Manchester to London will terminate at London Euston station, located in the heart of the capital. Euston Station is easily found on both branches of the Northern Line on the Underground, Overground trains, as well as by a large number of buses. Trains from Manchester that arrive later may also arrive into London St Pancras or London Marylebone. All of these stations are serviced by night buses and taxis outside of Tube hours, and are easily connected to the city centre.

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Local Time 01:50
£ Pounds Sterling
Population 7,500,000
Region Greater London
Languages English

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