Trains from Manchester to London

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Wed 24 Jan

10:35 12:40
£63
02:05 hrs

Thu 25 Jan

10:35 12:40
£63
02:05 hrs

Fri 26 Jan

08:35 10:51
£63
02:16 hrs

Sat 27 Jan

08:15 10:21
£40
02:06 hrs

Sun 28 Jan

08:05 10:55
£27
02:50 hrs

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Manchester to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 15m
Trains arrive inLondon
Trains depart fromManchester
Train Ticket Price£ 35.96
Distance262 km
Train Companies
  • Virgin Trains
  • Cross Country

What train companies travel from Manchester to London

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board Virgin Trains trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Virgin Trains trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Virgin trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Virgin trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on Virgin Trains trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


Trains from Manchester to London

Average Price: £79.50
Trains per day: ~ 84
Changes: Direct
Average Time: 2h08
Fastest Route: 2h00
Slowest Route: 9h03

Manchester to London trains

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 trains during the day, and CrossCountry and East Midlands operate a small number of late trains between the two cities.

 

Which train companies travel from Manchester to London?

Manchester to London trains are operated by Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, and East Midlands Trains.

How long is the train journey from Manchester to London

The average journey time for trains travelling from Manchester to London during the day varies from 2 hours to 3h15 depending on train company, time of day and time of week passengers are travelling. Overnight trains from Manchester to London operated by CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains take between 8½ and 9 hours and involve multiple transfers.

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

Trains from Manchester to London begin running in the early morning and continue regularly throughout the day into the late evening. The first direct train from Manchester to London departs at 5:05 a.m. while the last leaves Manchester at 9:15 p.m. The two overnight trains from Manchester to London operated by CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains depart at 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. respectively.

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

Most trains from Manchester to London depart from Manchester's Piccadilly train station. There is usually one train per day which departs from Manchester's Oxford Road train station. All Virgin Trains traveling from Manchester to London arrive at London's Euston train station. The overnight journey operated by East Midlands trains arrives at London's St Pancras train station, while the CrossCountry overnight train arrive's at London's Marylebone train station.


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Taking the Train from Manchester

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 to early morning or late night trains.

Arriving in London by Train

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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about London Kings Cross train station

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Everything you need to know about London Bridge train station

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Everything you need to know about London Euston train station

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  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Liverpool Street train station

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Everything you need to know about London Paddington train station

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Everything you need to know about London Victoria train station

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Everything you need to know about London Charing Cross train station

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