Direct trains run from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly every 20 minutes, and average journey times are around 2 hours 10 minutes. There's an additional option once an hour to change at Warrington Bank Quay - this adds around 20 minutes to average journey times. Direct trains are run by Virgin Trains and indirect services (via Warrington Bank Quay) are run by Arriva Trains Wales.
All Virgin Trains offer Wi-Fi, power sockets (NB in standard class there are power sockets only in those seats with tables), you'll also find a shop on board selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, sandwiches, snacks, newspapers and magazines. Arriva Trains Wales offer a range of drinks and snacks on their trains.
*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
Journey information from London to Manchester
Train Fares from: £ 79.50
Fastest route: 2h 7m
Slowest route: 4h 29m
Average Journey Time: 2h 8m
Train per day: Around 84
How long does it take to travel from London to Manchester by train?
The average journey time between London and Manchester is 2 hours 8 minutes. The fastest journey time is 2 hours 7 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 84 trains per day travelling from London to Manchester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
Are there direct trains from London to Manchester?
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Manchester without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Manchester.
What time are the first and last train from London to Manchester?
The first train from London to Manchester departs at .
The last train from London to Manchester departs at .
No sleeper services are available.
There may also be less services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.