294 km
Departure station:
Kings Cross Local authority , London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom
Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP, UK, London, United Kingdom
London NW1 2DU, UK, London, United Kingdom
20 Stainer St, London SE1 9RL, London, United Kingdom
Praed St, Paddington, London, London, United Kingdom
Melcombe Pl, Marylebone, London NW1 6JJ, London, United Kingdom
Victoria St, Victoria, London SW1E 5ND, London, United Kingdom
Arrival station:
Manchester city centre, City of Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester city centre, City of Manchester, United Kingdom
Brand name
Train type
Travel time
Price from
Avanti West Coast
Avanti West Coast
Train with 1 change
8 hrs 48 min
Train with 1 change
2 hrs 17 min
Avanti West Coast
High-speed train
2 hrs 5 min

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.

Timetable & Train information

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Earliest departure:
Latest departure:
Shortest travel time:
2 hrs 5 min
Longest travel time:
12 hrs 56 min