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Journey details

Best price 12 $
Journey duration 4 h 12 min
Connections per day 143
First departure: 08:13
Last departure: 22:45
Distance 282km

With virail the cheapest train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester

Virail has the magic trick to find your cheap train tickets to Manchester. You just need to enter your travel dates and set the filters for departure and price according to your preferences. If you need a round-trip ticket you just have to tick the box. Once you choose the best travel options for your train from Edinburgh to Manchester, virail will redirect you automatically to the provider's website for the purchase. Virail is a travel transportation portal with customers across more than 30 countries. We help more than 60 million users yearly to find the best option for their trip. Our comparison tool works with more than 2000 transportation companies and makes it possible to find the perfect travel solution, regardless of your needs.

Which companies take you from Edinburgh to Manchester by train?

Virail cooperates with more than 200 partners in Europe and in the rest of the world, among which also Nationalrail serving the train route Edinburgh - Manchester.

National Rail belongs to the Rail Delivery group, the British company managing passenger services. National Rail covers not only long and medium-distance routes, but also local networks, for instance part of the London underground.

How much are the train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester?

By booking in advance, you can find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester from 11,50 $. However, train tickets for this route cost on average around 197,00 $.

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Trains from Edinburgh to Manchester


If there are changes in your route, make sure you always have enough time to walk from one platform to the other and never forget the possibility of delay that could make you miss the second train.

When travelling on such short distances, you can take into account also busses and carpooling options: with some luck you will find very cheap options, even if you book on short notice.

Which stations are served by the trains travelling from Edinburgh to Manchester?

You can take the train to Manchester at Edinburgh [ EDB ], which arrives at Manchester Oxford Road [ MCO ], Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ] or Manchester Victoria [ MCV ].

How many train connections exist to go from Edinburgh to Manchester per day?

If you need to travel to Manchester from Edinburgh please know that there are 126 train connections every day. Please know that there exist 93 routes with at least one change versus 32 direct lines. Therefore, choosing a trip including a change is sometimes more efficient although it is longer especially if there are too few connections and if you look for a ticket at the last minute. Yet, considering choosing a ticket for a direct line seems to be the best option if your priority is to stay in the same train for the whole trip.

When are the frist and last trains from Edinburgh to Manchester scheduled?

With the fastest connections you will be in Manchester in 4 hours and 1 minute, but on average it takes 4 hours and 8 minutes. The first train headed to Manchester is at 15:04, while the last one leaves Edinburgh at 17:04.

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