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Manchester to Stirling by train

It takes an average of 6h 1m to travel from Manchester to Stirling by train, over a distance of around 194 miles (313 km). There are normally 84 trains per day traveling from Manchester to Stirling and tickets for this journey start from $41.55 when you book in advance.

First train

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Last train

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Departure station

Manchester

Arrival station

Stirling

Journey time

From 3h 51m

Distance

194 miles (313 km)

Frequency

84 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $41.55

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales, Lumo

Take the train from Manchester to Stirling in 3 hours 51 minutes

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

You can expect the journey from Manchester to Stirling by train to take around 6 hours 1 minute. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 3 hours 51 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 84 trains per day running on this route, which spans 313 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Stirling.

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 Stirling start from $41.55 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 Stirling

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

The average journey time by train between Manchester and Stirling is 6 hours and 1 minute, with around 84 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 Stirling by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester to Stirling is 3 hours and 51 minutes.

How much does the train from Manchester to Stirling cost?

Train tickets from Manchester to Stirling can start from as little as $41.55 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 Stirling?

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

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

The first train from Manchester to Stirling leaves at 03:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Manchester to Stirling leaves at 23:39. 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 Stirling by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester to Stirling cover a distance of around 194 miles (313 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Stirling

Train tickets from Manchester to Stirling start at $41.55 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 Stirling is right for you.

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

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