Trains from

Edinburgh to Manchester

  1. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9E estimated
    18:52
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9E estimated
    20:05
    Carlisle
    Platform 4 estimated
    20:31
    Carlisle
    Platform 4 estimated
    22:22
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  2. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  3. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  4. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 14 estimated
    23:30
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 14 estimated
    00:27
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 4 estimated
    00:27
    Glasgow Queen Street
    04:28
    Glasgow Central
    04:28
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    06:54
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:02
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 2 estimated
    07:59
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 5 estimated
    3 changes
    Peak
  5. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 14 estimated
    23:30
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 14 estimated
    00:27
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 4 estimated
    00:27
    Glasgow Queen Street
    04:22
    Glasgow Central
    04:22
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    08:27
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  6. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8E estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  7. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    06:52
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    09:15
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6 estimated
    09:24
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6 estimated
    10:15
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  8. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    06:56
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    09:28
    York
    Platform 3 estimated
    09:39
    York
    Platform 4 estimated
    10:54
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  9. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    07:10
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    09:42
    York
    Platform 3 estimated
    09:52
    York
    Platform 3 estimated
    11:08
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  10. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    07:30
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    09:54
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    10:09
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    11:22
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak

Journey information from Edinburgh to Manchester

  • Train Fares from: £11.90
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

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  • How long does it take to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester by train?

    The average journey time between Edinburgh and Manchester is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 14 trains per day travelling from Edinburgh to Manchester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Manchester?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Edinburgh to Manchester.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Edinburgh and Manchester?

    The distance between Edinburgh and Manchester is 175 miles.

    Distance: 175 miles
  • What time is the first train from Edinburgh to Manchester?

    The first train from Edinburgh to Manchester departs at .

    What time is the last train from Edinburgh to Manchester?

    The last train from Edinburgh to Manchester departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • Savings tips for Edinburgh to Manchester

    • If you take this train more than 3 times per week, you may be able save money with a Season Ticket. Find out more and see if you can buy a season ticket for Edinburgh to Manchester here.
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