Cheap Train Tickets to Manchester

Trains to Manchester: Overview

Main Train Station:Manchester Picadilly
Popular Desinations in the UK:Leeds, London, Edinburgh
First Train:05:40
Last Train:23:55
Train Price From:£ 5
Nearest Coach Station:Manchester Coach Station
Train Companies Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, Northern Rail, East Midlands Trains.

Trains to Manchester

Travelling to Manchester is fast and simple with the majority of train routes offering direct services. The main train provider serving routes to Manchester is Virgin East Coast. During week days from London trains run about hourly. There are also other cities with direct links to Manchester such as Bristol, Liverpool and Preston.

  • Most trains to Manchester are direct and depart from all over the country.
  • Virgin Trains, Northern, Transpennine Express, East Midlands trains and just some of the companies that offer trains to Manchester.
  • Most trains to Manchester terminate at Manchester Picadilly, which is one of the busiest and biggest train stations in the UK. Other train stations in Manchester include Manchester Oxford Road, Deansgate and Manchester Victoria.

  • Trains to Manchester Schedule

    Departure Station


    Arrival Station

    Avg Duration

    London Euston

    Every ~ 20 mins

    Manchester Picadilly

    02:08 h

    Leeds Railway Station

    Every ~ 15 mins

    Manchester Picadilly

    00:58 h

    Liverpool Lime Street

    Every ~ 35 mins

    Manchester Picadilly

    00:54 h

    Bristol Temple Meads

    Every hour

    Manchester Picadilly

    02:59 h

    Edinburgh Weaverly

    Every ~ 25 mins

    Manchester Picadilly

    04:05 h

    Birmingham New Street

    Every ~ 30 mins

    Manchester Picadilly

    01:30 h

Arriving to Manchester from cities in the UK


Which companies operate trains to Manchester? Virgin East Coast is the main provider for trains to Manchester and is the only direct and regular train that departs from London to Manchester. Northern and CrossCountry also serve routes to Manchester.

Tips for cheap train tickets to Manchester


How can travellers save on train tickets to Manchester? The best way to make savings on train tickets to Manchester is to book at least a few weeks in advance, or look out for deals and offers from providers. Using a Railcard will also save travellers a third off rail tickets.

Getting to Manchester city centre


How easy is it to get to Manchester city centre from the station? Manchester Piccadilly is the main railway station of Manchester city. It is the fourth busiest station in the UK is well connected via the rail network and offers easy access to every part of the country.

It is easy to get to the city centre via public transport by buses and the Metrolink tram system. Travellers can also walk to the city centre from the station which takes just 10 minutes. There are also taxis available from outside the train station.

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Major companies and train routes to Manchester

Company Route Price
Virgin Trains
  • From£20
  • From£21
  • From£9
  • From£32
  • From£25
  • From£28
  • From£3
  • From£4
  • From£4

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Local Time 07:51
Pound Sterling £
Population 395,500
Region North West England
Languages English

How expensive is Manchester?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Manchester costs 8.6% more than in the rest of the country.


Prices in Manchester are on average 2% lower than in the other cities in the United Kingdom.

Public Transport

Public transport in Manchester costs around 18.9% more than the national average.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Manchester is about 2.9% less expensive on average than in the rest of the United Kingdom.

Trains to Manchester

via Canterbury West London St Pancras London Euston Manchester Piccadilly
duration: 03:42 hrs
first: 10:25
last: 10:25
earliest: 14:07
last: 14:07
  • Canterbury West
  • London St Pancras
  • London Euston
  • Manchester Piccadilly


10/11/2015 10:25 - 14:07 £47.77
via Harrogate Leeds Railway Station Manchester Piccadilly
duration: 01:50 hrs
first: 11:15
last: 11:15
earliest: 13:05
last: 13:05
  • Harrogate
  • Leeds Railway Station
  • Manchester Piccadilly


26/05/2016 11:15 - 13:05 £25.13
via Bath Spa Bristol Temple Meads Manchester Piccadilly
duration: 03:23 hrs
first: 12:36
last: 10:36
earliest: 15:59
last: 13:59
  • Bath Spa
  • Bristol Temple Meads
  • Manchester Piccadilly


11/05/2016 12:36 - 15:59 £47.26
16/05/2016 10:36 - 13:59 £47.26
25/05/2016 10:36 - 13:59 £47.56