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Facts

Trains London <> Manchester  

Booking horizon  approx. 12 weeks
Duration 2h08
Distance  209 miles
Direct trains Yes
First train London 06h16
Last train London 23h30
First train Manchester 05h05
Last train Manchester 22h28
Trains per day 72-84
Train company Virgin Trains
Station London London Euston
Station Manchester Manchester Piccadilly

Timetable

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The first train leaves at 06h16 from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly, the last train leaves at 23h30. The journey time is 2 hours and 8 minutes between the two cities. Each day 72-84 trains run between London and Manchester. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from London to Manchester!

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2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available 
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • A seat reservation is included if you buy online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Free meal 
  • Free drinks
  • Free newspaper

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Manchester Piccadilly - Info

Railway Station Manchester

"Manchester Piccadily" is the name of the main train station of Manchester. Another major station in Manchester is "Manchester Victoria" in the northern part which is used mainly by regional trains. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 04:30 - 22:30
  • Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
  • Sunday 07:00 - 22:30

Facilities 

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: 5 minutes, free
  • Taxi: yes

To the airport 
Nearest Airport is Manchester International Airport approximately 9 - 10 miles away. There are 6 trains an hour during the course of the day, services are limited throughout the night.

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

Manchester Piccadilly - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Manchester Piccadilly Train Station

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Motel One Manchester Piccadilly****

5 minutesby foot from the train station. Modern, stylish - recommended. High ratings.  

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Aparthotels Manchester Piccadilly****

Near the station and 300 meters from Canal Street. Spacious rooms, modern. Affordable 4-star hotel.     

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Double Tree by Hilton****

120 meters from the station. Fitness, luxury, very high ratings.      

•  Find more cheap hotels:
Booking.com  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

Manchester Piccadilly - Rental cars

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Rental Cars

6 rental car companies: Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Sixt

London Euston - Info

Railway Station London

"London Euston" is one of he main stations in London and is the starting station for high speed trains to Manchester and Edinburgh. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 06:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 07:00 - 00:00

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: There are Santander hire cycles available near this station. Located on Eversholt Street, Drummond Street and Euston Road. See Santander Bike Hire for further details.
  • First class lounge: yes, 
    Located on first floor, accessed via balcony
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Baggage Storage (Lockers). Situated at the top of the ramp to platforms 16 to 18. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Parking: yes, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/

To the Big Ben: 

  • Underground: Northern to Kennington, get off at Waterloo Underground Station and walk to the Big ben 
  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 15 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 68
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

To London Waterloo: 

  • Underground: Northern to Kennington 
  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 15 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 68
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

To London King's Cross / London St. Pancras: 

  • Underground: Northern to Morden 
  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 91, 390, 10, 476
  • Taxi: 5 minutes

To London Victoria:

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton 
  • Walking: 61 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 390, 748
  • Taxi: 21 minutes

To London Paddington: 

  • Underground: Hammersmith & City Line to Paddington (leaving from Easton Square Station, 2-minute walk from the station)  
  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205, 27
  • Taxi: 20 minutes

To London Marylebone: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Oxford Circus, Bakerloo Harrow & Wealdstone  
  • Walking: 30 minutes
  • Bike: 12 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 18, 27 (recommended) 
  • Taxi: 12 minutes

To London Liverpool Street: 

  • Underground: Northern to Morden  
  • Walking: 59 minutes
  • Bike: 22 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205
  • Taxi: 20 minutes

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

London Euston - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near London Euston Train Station

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Studios2Let***

5 minutes by foot from London Euston. Clean. Very good location. Best 3-star hotel near London Euston.   

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Premier Inn London Euston***

Close to the station, spacious, modern. High ratings.      

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The Wesley****

4-star castle hotel very near to the station and subway station.       

•  Find more cheap hotels:
Booking.com  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

London Euston - Rental Cars

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Rental Cars

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