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  1. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  2. on time
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4
    10:45
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4
    13:13
    Newcastle
    Platform 5 estimated
    13:35
    Newcastle
    Platform 2 estimated
    15:09
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 5 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  3. on time
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4
    10:45
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4
    12:05
    York
    Platform 9 estimated
    12:32
    York
    Platform 11 estimated
    15:09
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 5 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  4. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9W estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  5. on time
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    12:45
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    15:15
    Newcastle
    Platform 5 estimated
    15:37
    Newcastle
    Platform 2 estimated
    17:05
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9E estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9E estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  6. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    12:47
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    13:14
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 5 estimated
    13:25
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 5 estimated
    15:59
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 1 estimated
    15:59
    Glasgow Central
    16:45
    Glasgow Queen Street
    16:45
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:36
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    3 changes
    Peak
  7. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  8. on time
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    14:45
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:18
    Newcastle
    Platform 3 estimated
    17:37
    Newcastle
    Platform 2 estimated
    19:07
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  9. on time
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    15:33
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:05
    York
    Platform 9 estimated
    17:34
    York
    Platform 9 estimated
    20:13
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  10. on time
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    16:45
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    19:13
    Newcastle
    Platform 3 estimated
    19:35
    Newcastle
    Platform 2 estimated
    21:09
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak

Journey information from Manchester to Edinburgh

  • Train Fares from: £11.50
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

Find out more information about how to buy cheap train tickets to Edinburgh.

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

    The average journey time between Manchester and Edinburgh is . On an average weekday, there are 54 trains travelling from Manchester to Edinburgh. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Manchester to Edinburgh by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Manchester to Edinburgh cost?

    Train tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh can start from as little as £11.50 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.

  • Are there direct trains from Manchester to Edinburgh?

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

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Manchester and Edinburgh?

    The distance between Manchester and Edinburgh is 175 miles.

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

    The first train from Manchester to Edinburgh departs at .

    What time is the last train from Manchester to Edinburgh?

    The last train from Manchester to Edinburgh 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.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Manchester to Edinburgh timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester to Edinburgh for Friday 29th May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
10:2613:293h 3m, direct
10:4515:094h 24m, 1 change
10:4515:094h 24m, 1 change
12:2615:383h 12m, direct
12:4517:054h 20m, 1 change
12:4717:364h 49m, 3 changes
14:2617:403h 14m, direct
14:4519:074h 22m, 1 change
15:3320:134h 40m, 1 change
16:4521:094h 24m, 1 change

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

Looking for other travel options? We also sell National Express coach tickets across the UK. Check out times and tickets for Manchester to Edinburgh by bus.

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh

Did you know that most train companies in the UK increase their prices as the departure date approaches? Our aim is to help you save – we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction

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**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.