Manchester to London Train Tickets
Book Cheap Train Tickets From Manchester to London
If you are taking trains from Manchester while visiting the UK, it is well worth going to London, the capital of England. Manchester to London Avanti West Coast services run regularly, with around 47 trains per day from Manchester Piccadilly. Should you travel abroad from London St Pancras, you can easily catch the underground after departing your Avanti West Coast train to then catch your train from London St Pancras.
London has many places you will want to visit, including Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye. With an amazing underground network you can easily reach wherever you want to visit.
Most trains from Manchester Piccadilly arrive at London Euston station. The station has 16 platforms and is the 10th busiest station in the UK, serving 31.3 million passengers in 2022-23. From the station you can easily connect to places such as London St Pancras, using the Northern or Victoria Line, or use the London Overground if you are traveling further afield in London.
Several train companies travel from Manchester Piccadilly, but only Avanti West Coast operates direct London trains from Manchester Piccadilly to London, which run on the West Coast Main Line; the train ride normally takes around 2 hours 15 minutes, though the quickest train journey can be 2 hours 4 minutes. When you book train tickets, it is well worth booking in advance to ensure you find train tickets at the lowest price and your services to London cost the cheapest amount possible.
You can take London flights with multiple carriers from many airports, including British Airways, EasyJet, and RyanAir. Whichever airport you may be flying from, you can easily take your trip once you arrive in London by taking the underground. Alternatively, once your Avanti West Coast train arrives, you may want to search for car rentals to reach the airport.
You can find London Train Information and find cheap train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station by searching with us.
Travelling From Manchester to London by train
Fastest Journey Time
2 hours 4 minutes
Avg. Journey Time
2 hours 18 minutes
47 trains per day
Avanti West Coast
Manchester to London Routes
Many other cities are worth visiting once you arrive in London from Manchester Piccadilly. You may decide to leave your Avanti West Coast train early or visit places such as Liverpool or Wales before taking your trip. You can find more information and ticket prices with our booking engine. It is worth booking in advance once you know the specific travel date.
Manchester to London - Avanti West Coast
Avanti West Coast operates the only direct train from Manchester to London on the West Coast Main Line. Avanti West Coast trains offer first-class and standard-class seating, and with their high-speed trains, you can reach London in just over 2 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far is Manchester to London by train?
It is 163 miles / 261 kilometers from Manchester to London by train. The journey takes around 2 hours 15 minutes, but some trains can be faster.
Is there a direct train from Manchester to London?
Avanti West Coast operates a direct train from Manchester Piccadilly to London, with regular services running throughout the day.
How long does it take to travel from Manchester to London?
Traveling from Manchester Piccadilly to London typically takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes, though the trip can be quicker, with some trains taking about 2 hours.
What are the Manchester to London rail times and schedule?
You can find the Manchester to London rail times and schedule by searching using our booking engine.
How much is the train ticket from Manchester to London?
The cost of a train ticket from Manchester to London can vary. It is worth booking in advance and using a split ticketing site like Split My Fare to find the lowest price.
When should you book your train to London from Manchester?
Fares from Manchester Piccadilly to London are usually released by the operator up to 12 weeks before your trip. It is worth booking as early as possible to get lower-priced advance tickets.
Which train companies operate between Manchester and London?
Several train companies operate between Manchester and London, though only Avanti West Coast operates direct trains from Manchester Piccadilly to London.
Is a train the fastest way to get from Manchester to London?
The train is the fastest way to get from Manchester to London, especially if you take a high-speed direct service from Manchester Piccadilly operated by Avanti West Coast.
Is a train the cheapest way to get from Manchester to London?
The cheapest way to get from Manchester to London is usually by train, as long as you book in advance to get the cheapest tickets.