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Manchester to Spalding by train

It takes an average of 4h 15m to travel from Manchester to Spalding by train, over a distance of around 99 miles (159 km). There are normally 90 trains per day traveling from Manchester to Spalding and tickets for this journey start from $32.49 when you book in advance.

First train

02:37

Last train

01:48

Departure station

Manchester

Arrival station

Spalding

Journey time

From 3h 0m

Distance

99 miles (159 km)

Frequency

90 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $32.49

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales, Grand Central Railway

Take the train from Manchester to Spalding in 3 hours

If you want to travel from Manchester to Spalding by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Manchester to Spalding by train to take around 4 hours 15 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 3 hours on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 90 trains per day running on this route, which spans 159 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Spalding.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Manchester to Spalding start from $32.49 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

FAQs for Manchester to Spalding

Want to know more about your journey from Manchester to Spalding? 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 Spalding take?

The average journey time by train between Manchester and Spalding is 4 hours and 15 minutes, with around 90 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 Spalding by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester to Spalding is 3 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Manchester to Spalding cost?

Train tickets from Manchester to Spalding can start from as little as $32.49 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 Spalding?

No, there are no direct train services from Manchester to Spalding. Travelling from Manchester to Spalding by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Manchester to Spalding leaves at 02:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Manchester to Spalding leaves at 01:48. 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 Spalding by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester to Spalding cover a distance of around 99 miles (159 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Spalding

Train tickets from Manchester to Spalding start at $32.49 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.

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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 Spalding 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.

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