London to Manchester
by Train

Going by train from London to Manchester is by far the best and quickest way to get there. Journey time is only a little over two hours, and there are numerous direct trains every day from London's Euston Station operated by Virgin Trains.

Inside Manchester Town Hall, photo (c) Donna Dailey, from

Manchester Town Hall, Photo (c) Donna Dailey

Day Trip from London to Manchester by Train

Going by train makes visiting Manchester an easy day trip from London. You could spend all day in Manchester and stay till about 9pm, and still be back to London before midnight. Obviously it is much more expensive than travelling from London to Manchester by Bus. Train fares vary enormously depending on the time of day and whether you book in advance or not, but typically you would pay about four or five times the price of a bus ticket.

Manchester Railway Stations

Manchester has three train stations, all in different parts of the city centre, and the trains from London arrive at Manchester Piccadilly Station.

London to Manchester:
Train Times, Prices and Routes

Check the current times and prices of trains from London to Manchester on the Raileasy website or on the Virgin Trains website.

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The Kindle guide includes over 40 colour photos and 11 colour locator maps, showing you where every place is in relation to London.

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