Trains from London to Manchester

train times, tickets and journey information.

Time to take a trip to Manchester Piccadilly?

Home of Oasis and Black Pudding, Manchester is a fantastic day out for all the family. Or, you might be travelling from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly for work. Whatever the reason, here's all the train time information you're going to need!

Manchester Train Times

London to Manchester FAQs

How long does it take to travel from London to Manchester by train?
The journey takes 2 hours 6 minutes on average. Some weekend services take a little longer.

What is the fastest journey from London to Manchester by train?
The fastest journey takes 2 hours 5 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Manchester cost?
The cheapest off-peak fare costs £30 if booked in advance. Same-day tickets from £91.10.

Are there direct trains from London to Manchester?
Yes, most of our trains from London to Manchester are direct.

What is the distance between London to Manchester?
Manchester is 262 km (163  miles) from London.

What time is the first train from London to Manchester?
The first train leaves London at 05:31 (weekdays), 06:36 (Saturday) and 08:10 (Sunday).

What time is the last train from London to Manchester?
The last train leaves London at 23:00 (weekdays), 21:42 (Saturday) 21:51 (Sunday).

Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester Piccadilly station
Piccadilly Station Approach
Greater Manchester
M60 7RA
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