Shortest travel time:
2 hrs 3 min
Longest travel time:
8 hrs 0 min
Lowest train ticket cost:
$276
Avg. daily departures:
35
Earliest departure:
05:31
Latest departure:
23:30
London
294 km
Manchester

London to Manchester Train Information

Have a pleasant trip from the many-sided UK capital, London, to the city of notable firsts, Manchester, onboard a cozy Avanti West Coast high-speed train. The trains have a top speed of 200 kph (124 mph), which means that it takes you to the Manchester train station in just 2 hours giving that it covers almost 300 km (186 mi). Also, there is a train with 1 change but the travel time is about 3.5 hours. All London to Manchester high-speed trains are equipped with all necessary amenities such as spacious seats, WC’s, power outlets, food, and drinks as well as offer a convenient timetable of daily departures that is up to 74. Check London to Manchester train schedule and book the best train tickets with Rail Ninja.

Is there a direct train from London to Manchester?

Being one of the major and busiest routes in England, London to Manchester has a direct high-speed train run by Avanti West Coast. InterCity-Express train covers a distance of 294 km (183 mi) between the cities only in 2 hours 3 minutes, which makes it the fastest and most comfortable way to get to your destination.

What trains go from London to Manchester?

There are 3 types of trains that go from London to Manchester: Avanti West Coast train with 1 change, LNER train with 1 change, and the fastest one, InterCity-Express high-speed train, which carries passengers to Manchester only in 2 hours 3 minutes. There are 105 daily departures in total, so you won’t face any problems with fitting the trip in your plans.

London to Manchester Train Timetable

Train type
Fastest trip
Longest trip
Earliest
Latest
Departures
Morning trains
2 hrs 6 min
2 hrs 52 min
05:31
11:40
13
Afternoon trains
2 hrs 5 min
2 hrs 24 min
12:20
17:40
13
Evening trains
2 hrs 3 min
2 hrs 19 min
18:20
20:40
6
Night trains
2 hrs 8 min
8 hrs 0 min
21:00
23:30
3

Trains on London - Manchester Route

Brand name
Train type
Travel time
Price from
Departures
Rating
Avanti West Coast
InterCity-Express
High-speed train
2 hrs 3 min
$276
32
Avanti West Coast
InterCity-Express
Train with 1 change
2 hrs 24 min
$276
3