It takes an average of 2h 42m to travel from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 161 miles (259 km). There are normally 62 trains per day travelling from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £18.40 when you book in advance.
From 2h 6m
161 miles (259 km)
62 trains per day
Direct trains available
Considering a trip to the northeast and need more information about the journey from London to Manchester by train? You’ve come to the right place!
Generally, the journey from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly by train takes around 2 hours and 33 minutes but can take just 2 hours and 3 minutes on the fastest services. On this popular route, there are around 63 direct trains running, so you can sit back and relax as you don’t need to worry about making any changes.
If you are travelling on this route, you’ll board a modern Avanti West Coast train at London Euston station. On board, you’ll enjoy amenities such as free WiFi, phone charging sockets, a catering service and access to Avanti’s onboard entertainment system. If you prefer to travel luxuriously, upgrade to Standard Premium or First Class. With the latter, you’ll receive complimentary food and drink, bigger seats and a guaranteed table. After just over 2 hours, you’ll arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.
Hop off the train, exit the station and you’re perfectly positioned to start exploring everything Manchester has to offer. If you’re unsure where to begin, you can check out our guide to the best things to do in Manchester, including a trip to Piccadilly Gardens, Heaton Park and the Manchester Art Gallery.
If you want to save money on your train tickets, try travelling during Off-Peak times, as these tickets are generally cheaper. Also, if you travel by train frequently, why not treat yourself to a Railcard? You’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for an entire year.
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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 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly is right for you.
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