London to Manchester - Train times and tickets

Tickets and information for trains running from London to Manchester. Find out the latest journey information and buy tickets with Avanti West Coast.

Train times for London to Manchester

Looking to travel from London to Manchester with Avanti West Coast? We’ll point you in the right direction for everything you need to know ahead of your trip. 

London to Manchester train timetables

Planning ahead means making your train with plenty of time to spare. Check the timetable below, and never have to run to a platform again.

How long does it take to get from London to Manchester by train?

The train from London to Manchester takes around 2 hours 6 minutes. Bear in mind that travel on bank holidays and weekends may take a little longer.

Are there direct train routes between London to Manchester?

Yes there are! All our trains go direct from London to Manchester.

When does the last train for London to Manchester leave?

23:00 hours. Don’t miss it!

What time can I catch the first train from London to Manchester?

The first train leaves London at 06:16 hours. Save yourself some time in the morning by booking ahead.

How much does it cost to travel by train from London to Manchester?

Train tickets from London to Manchester cost as little as £29.00 Standard Class and from £47.00 First Class each way when booked in advance. 

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