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Manchester to Lancaster by train

It takes an average of 1h 5m to travel from Manchester to Lancaster by train, over a distance of around 46 miles (73 km). There are normally 85 trains per day traveling from Manchester to Lancaster and tickets for this journey start from $6.28 when you book in advance.

First train

03:57

Last train

22:24

Departure station

Manchester

Arrival station

Lancaster

Journey time

From 48m

Distance

46 miles (73 km)

Frequency

85 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $6.28

Train operators

TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast

How to travel from Manchester to Lancaster by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Manchester to Lancaster? Look no further.

You'll usually find 85 trains per day running between Manchester and Lancaster, which usually take 1 hour 5 minutes to complete the 73 km journey. It can take as little as 48 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available.

You can save money on train tickets from Manchester to Lancaster if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $6.28. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

FAQs for Manchester to Lancaster

Want to know more about your journey from Manchester to Lancaster? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Manchester to Lancaster take?

The average journey time by train between Manchester and Lancaster is 1 hour and 5 minutes, with around 85 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Manchester and Lancaster by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester to Lancaster is 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Manchester to Lancaster cost?

Train tickets from Manchester to Lancaster can start from as little as $6.28 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Manchester to Lancaster?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Lancaster without having to change trains. There are 85 direct trains from Manchester to Lancaster each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Manchester to Lancaster leave?

The first train from Manchester to Lancaster leaves at 03:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Manchester to Lancaster leave?

The last train from Manchester to Lancaster leaves at 22:24. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Manchester and Lancaster by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester to Lancaster cover a distance of around 46 miles (73 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lancaster to Manchester.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Lancaster

Train tickets from Manchester to Lancaster start at $6.28 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Manchester to Lancaster is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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What are my ticket options for this journey?

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