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Popular Train Routes to Manchester


London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly - 2h 5 mins


Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly - 3h 14 min


Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly - 1h 37 mins


Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly - 1h 27 mins



Travelling to Manchester by Train


Not just a pretty place: Manchester is the third most visited city in the UK, and is notable for its great architecture, infamous music scene and great transport connections. Manchester Piccadilly puts you right in the thick of things, and plenty of visitors take the train to Manchester to check out sights like the Science and Industry Museum, shopping district and of course the football. Can't forget that!

How long do Virgin Trains take from London to Manchester?

Got a day trip planned? The journey to Manchester from London is a little over two hours long, and it's easy to plan since we've got departures every 20 minutes. The trip from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly is one of our most popular routes, and it runs right the way through the day from first thing in the morning to late at night. Need to know the exact timings? Check our London to Manchester train times page for the most up to date info. Our Manchester trains are pretty swanky: why not make the journey part of the adventure and choose to go First Class?

Nearest Manchester train stations and other things to do

Healthy eating in Manchester

Food and drink in Manchester

The vibrant food scene in Manchester has restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

Food and drink
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Attractions in Manchester

Manchester is chock-a-block with cultural activities and landmarks to visit on a long weekend or staycation.

Attractions
Manchester sunset

Manchester nightlife

Manchester has a thronging nightlife, from the gay bars on Canal Street to the quirky cocktail bars in the Northern Quarter.

Nightlife
Shoe shopping in Manchester

Shopping in Manchester

Manchester has a whole range of shops for the bargain hunter or the style queen.  

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Family fun in Manchester

Keep your family entertained for hours in Manchester with these affordable activities suitable for all ages.  

Family fun
Insider guide to Birmingham

Insider Guide

Read a local's thoughts on the best Manchester has to offer.

Insider Guide