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|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours, 12 minutes
|Trains arrive in:||London|
|Trains depart from:||Manchester|
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|Train Companies:||Virgin 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.