Trains Manchester to Edinburgh

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Facts

Trains Manchester <> Edinburgh  

Booking horizon  approx. 12 weeks
Duration 3h17
Distance  216 miles
Direct trains Direct
First train Manchester 04h57
Last train Manchester 23h46
First train Edinburgh 06h15
Last train Edinburgh 06h15
Trains per day 48
Train company Trans Pennine Express / Virgin Trains / Cross Country
Station Manchester Manchester Piccadilly
Station Edinburgh Edinburgh Waverley

Timetable

Train times - Use our journey planner to find all trains from Manchester to Edinburgh

The first train leaves at 04h57 from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh Waverley, the last train leaves at 23h46. The journey time is 3 hours and 17 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 48 trains run between Manchester and Edinburgh. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh!

Travel by Virgin

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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Travel by Cross Country

2nd class

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

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • Reservations are included if you buy your tickets online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Drinks are included
  • A small meal is included

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Travel by TransPennine Express

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available on most trains on Weekdays, except Edinburg-Manchester = all week
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • Free meal and drinks on most trains
  • A seat reservation is included if you buy your tickets online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 

More info

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Edinburgh Waverley - Info

Railway Station Edinburgh

Edinburgh Waverley is the name of the main station of Edinburgh.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Saturday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Sunday 07:00 - 23:59

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, New Street: Long Stay, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/ 
  • First class Lounge: yes
  • Left luggage: Lockers located on Platform 19. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.

To the city centre

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: - 
  • Bus: 15 minutes 
  • Taxi: yes, www.traintaxi.co.uk 

Rent-a-bike

Bike & Go: Bikes available for public hire from the station concourse. Register online: www.scotrail.co.uk/bike-and-go

To the airport

  • 'Airlink 100' express shuttle bus, operated by Lothian Buses. For details: www.lothianbuses.com 

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.  

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Manchester Piccadilly - Info

Railway Station Manchester

"Manchester Piccadilly" 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

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

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Manchester Piccadilly - Rental cars

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