Train times from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

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Trains departing after 08:23, Sun 19 Aug Next trains from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Trains departing after 08:23, Sun 19 Aug
08:23
4h 56m 2 changes
London Euston Virgin Trains East Coast + 1 other towards Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston towards London Kings Cross
3h 56m 2 changes
2 changes Virgin Trains East Coast + 1 other
12:19 08:33
Manchester Piccadilly
London Kings Cross
08:48
London Kings Cross Virgin Trains East Coast towards York
10:34
York
10:52
York TransPennine Express towards Manchester Piccadilly
12:19
Manchester Piccadilly
08:38
4h 1m 2 changes
London Euston Virgin Trains East Coast + 1 other towards Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston towards London Kings Cross
4h 1m 2 changes
2 changes Virgin Trains East Coast + 1 other
12:39 08:48
Manchester Piccadilly
London Kings Cross
09:03
London Kings Cross Virgin Trains East Coast towards Leeds
11:24
Leeds
11:40
Leeds TransPennine Express towards Manchester Piccadilly
12:39
Manchester Piccadilly
09:27
4h 52m 2 changes
London Euston Grand Central + 1 other towards Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston towards London Kings Cross
3h 52m 2 changes
2 changes Grand Central + 1 other
13:19 09:37
Manchester Piccadilly
London Kings Cross
09:52
London Kings Cross Grand Central towards York
11:40
York
11:52
York TransPennine Express towards Manchester Piccadilly
13:19
Manchester Piccadilly
09:42
4h 57m 2 changes
London Euston Virgin Trains East Coast + 1 other towards Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston towards London Kings Cross
3h 57m 2 changes
2 changes Virgin Trains East Coast + 1 other
13:39 09:52
Manchester Piccadilly
London Kings Cross
10:07
London Kings Cross Virgin Trains East Coast towards Leeds
12:26
Leeds
12:40
Leeds TransPennine Express towards Manchester Piccadilly
13:39
Manchester Piccadilly
10:00
4h 29m 2 changes
London Euston Great Western Railway + 1 other towards Manchester Piccadilly
London Euston towards London Paddington
4h 29m 2 changes
2 changes Great Western Railway + 1 other
14:29 10:18
Manchester Piccadilly
London Paddington
10:33
London Paddington Great Western Railway towards Reading
11:01
Reading
11:11
Reading CrossCountry towards Manchester Piccadilly
14:29
Manchester Piccadilly

London to Manchester: the journey lowdown

Travelling across the UK comes with its fair share of quandaries, so we put together this fun fact sheet to give you all the info you need to know about trains from London to Manchester.

The unofficial capital of the north, Manchester is abuzz with history and culture. From the Royal Exchange Theatre and the Manchester Art Gallery to Junkyard Golf, Manchester House and Funkademia, you can paint the town red 24/7.

Our trains run from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly frequently, so you’ve got plenty of options when booking your tickets. If you want to make a saving on them, book in advance and make sure you travel during Off-Peak times.

Average journey time from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly:
2hr 6m

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

It takes approx. 2hr 6m to get the train from London to Manchester - so sit back, relax, and enjoy TV shows, movies, games and great reads using our free onboard entertainment service. If you’re travelling during public holidays or weekends, it may take a little longer.

Can you travel from London to Manchester direct by train?

Yes you can! All our trains go direct, starting from London Euston and ending at Manchester Piccadilly.

What time is the first train from London to Manchester

The first train leaves London Euston at 06:16. Avoid a foggy-headed early morning ticket rush and book yours in advance.

What time is the last train from London to Manchester

You can catch the last train back to Manchester at 23:00.

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