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Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly by train

It takes an average of 2h 0m to travel from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 117 miles (188 km). There are normally 27 trains per day travelling from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £15.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 35m
PriceFrom £15.50
Distance117 miles (188 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train05:46
Last train22:43
Departure stationMilton Keynes Central
Arrival stationManchester Piccadilly
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsAvanti West Coast

Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly for Tuesday 28th June 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:06 09:46 1h 40m, direct
08:50 10:27 1h 37m, direct
09:50 11:27 1h 37m, direct
10:50 12:27 1h 37m, direct
11:50 13:27 1h 37m, direct
12:50 14:27 1h 37m, direct
13:19 15:46 2h 27m, 1 change
14:50 16:27 1h 37m, direct
15:50 17:27 1h 37m, direct
16:41 18:46 2h 5m, 1 change

Travelling by train from Milton Keynes to Manchester

Want to travel from Milton Keynes to Manchester by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Milton Keynes to Manchester usually takes around 1h 54m but can take just 1h 37m on the fastest services, with around 38 trains running on this popular route every day. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available.

You'll be travelling with Avanti West Coast on this route. All Avanti trains come with free WiFi, power sockets, and luggage racks, as well as a bar carriage where you can buy snacks and drinks throughout your journey. If you fancy treating yourself to First Class travel during your journey, you'll enjoy wider more comfortable seating, a complimentary meal, and solo seating options.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, take the train during Off-Peak times. You can also get a Railcard if you’re travelling by train more than a few times a year – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Milton Keynes to Manchester with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly take?

The average journey time by train between Milton Keynes Central and Manchester Piccadilly is 2 hours and 0 minutes, with around 27 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Milton Keynes Central and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

How much does the train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly cost?

Train ticket prices from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £15.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. There are 27 direct trains from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The first train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 05:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The last train from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 22:43. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Milton Keynes Central and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

Trains travelling from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 117 miles (188 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Milton Keynes Central.

Cheap train tickets from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly

Train tickets from Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly start at £15.50 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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 Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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