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Rugby to Manchester by train

It takes an average of 1h 54m to travel from Rugby to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 87 miles (139 km). There are normally 52 trains per day traveling from Rugby to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from $21.10 when you book in advance.

First train

06:44

Last train

23:28

Departure station

Rugby

Arrival station

Manchester

Journey time

From 1h 18m

Distance

87 miles (139 km)

Frequency

52 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $21.10

Train operators

Avanti West Coast

Taking the train from Rugby to Manchester in 1 hour 18 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Rugby to Manchester? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 1 hour 54 minutes to travel the 139 km from Rugby to Manchester by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 18 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 52 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.

Train tickets from Rugby to Manchester start from $21.10 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Manchester? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

FAQs for Rugby to Manchester

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

The average journey time by train between Rugby and Manchester is 1 hour and 54 minutes, with around 52 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 Rugby and Manchester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rugby to Manchester is 1 hour and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Rugby to Manchester cost?

Train tickets from Rugby to Manchester can start from as little as $21.10 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 Rugby to Manchester?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rugby to Manchester without having to change trains. There are 52 direct trains from Rugby to Manchester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Rugby to Manchester leaves at 06:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rugby to Manchester leaves at 23:28. 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 Rugby and Manchester by train?

Trains travelling from Rugby to Manchester cover a distance of around 87 miles (139 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Rugby to Manchester

Train tickets from Rugby to Manchester start at $21.10 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 Rugby to Manchester 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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