Trains from

Manchester to Edinburgh

  1. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  2. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14
    12:47
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14
    13:42
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 1
    13:53
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 3
    16:20
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  3. expected to depart at 
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4
    13:02
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4
    14:17
    York
    Platform 10 estimated
    14:31
    York
    Platform 10 estimated
    17:05
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8E estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8E estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  4. on time
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    13:32
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    14:43
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    14:54
    York
    Platform 9 estimated
    17:18
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  5. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 7 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  6. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    14:47
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    15:41
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 1 estimated
    15:53
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 3
    18:22
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9E estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9E estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  7. on time
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    15:02
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    16:17
    York
    Platform 10 estimated
    16:31
    York
    Platform 10 estimated
    19:05
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 7 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 7 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  8. on time
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    15:32
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    16:43
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    16:54
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    19:18
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  9. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 14 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  10. on time
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    16:32
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:43
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    17:56
    York
    Platform 9 estimated
    20:20
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak

Journey information from Manchester to Edinburgh

  • 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 Manchester to Edinburgh by train?

    The average journey time between Manchester and Edinburgh is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 8 trains per day travelling from Manchester to Edinburgh. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • 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.
  • Savings tips for Manchester to Edinburgh

    • 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 Manchester to Edinburgh here.
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Find journey information for Edinburgh to Manchester

Did you know you could also travel from Manchester to Edinburgh by bus? Find out more about that journey here.