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Heathrow to Manchester by train

The journey from Heathrow to Manchester by train is 158.27 mi and takes 0 hr 50 min. There are 50 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:44 AM and the last at 11:30 PM. It is possible to travel from Heathrow to Manchester by train for as little as $150.69 or as much as $719.15. The best price for this journey is $150.69.

Lowest Price$150.69
Journey Duration0 hr 50 min
Connection per Day50
Lowest Price$150.69
Highest Price$719.15
First Departure9:44 AM
Last Departure11:30 PM
Distance158.27 mi
CarriersTransPennine Express, Northern RailMore

Heathrow to Manchester Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024

Traveling from Heathrow to Manchester by train

The average train journey duration from Heathrow to Manchester is 0 hr 50 min. The distance between the two main stations is 158.27 mi. There are approximately 50 trains connecting Heathrow and Manchester per day. The cheapest train ticket for this route costs around $150.69. If you're traveling from Heathrow to Manchester by train, you'll depart from stations. These stations are connected to Manchester Oxford Road,Manchester victoria,Manchester, Coach Station,Manchester Picadilly stations. While there may not be a direct connection between all the stations on this route, Virail provides both direct routes and transfer connection information to reach your destination. Also, please arrive 30 minutes before your train departure to ensure optimal boarding conditions.

The transportation is provided by railway companies such as Avanti West Coast, Northern Rail, and TransPennine Express. These offer various types of trains like InterCity, Regional, and Express. For a swift journey, board the Avanti West Coast InterCity trains. For added convenience, combine InterCity and Regional trains for seamless connections. These trains make your journey to Manchester efficient and comfortable.

Discover Manchester: A Vibrant Blend of Culture, History, and Sports

Upon arrival in Manchester, stepping out at Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria stations signals the beginning of your exploration of this lively city. Both stations are well connected to the city's robust public transport system, facilitating your city tour.

Manchester, an industrial city turned cultural hub located in the heart of North West England, is renowned for its influence on industry, music, football, and art history. With a rich industrial heritage, a lively music scene, prestigious football clubs, and an array of museums and galleries, Manchester offers diverse experiences to all its visitors.

Things to do/see in Manchester

  1. Visit The John Rylands Library, a Victorian architectural masterpiece.
  2. Explore the Manchester Art Gallery, home to works from renowned artists.
  3. Tour the Old Trafford and Etihad stadiums, Manchester United and Manchester City homes.
  4. Wander around the Northern Quarter, known for its trendy shops and vibrant street art.
  5. Take a stroll around the revitalized Salford Quays and MediaCityUK.
  6. Immerse yourself in science and industry at the Museum of Science and Industry.
  7. Relax in the Piccadilly Gardens, a green oasis in the city center.
  8. Experience a unique shopping journey at Afflecks, an emporium of eclecticism.
  9. Step back in time to Elizabeth Gaskell's House, a regency-style villa.
  10. Watch a show at the iconic Royal Exchange Theatre.

Things to eat/drink in Manchester:

  1. Sample a Manchester Tart, a traditional raspberry-filled pastry.
  2. Try a "Barm Cake," a local bread roll for sandwiches.
  3. Savour Lancashire hotpot, a hearty lamb and potato stew.
  4. Indulge in some Eccles Cake, a flaky pastry filled with currants.
  5. Enjoy a pint of local ale in one of Manchester's historic pubs.

Day trips from Manchester

Day trips from Manchester offer a variety of experiences, from the serenity of Lake District National Park to the charm of Chester's Roman walls. Visit the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, or delve into the literary heritage of Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters. Explore the stately homes in Cheshire or enjoy a seaside retreat in Blackpool.

Manchester Travel Tips

Remember to pre-book tickets for football matches and popular theatre shows to make the most of your Manchester visit. Manchester has a lively food scene, so take the time to sample local dishes and ales. The city is walkable, but you can also use the extensive public transport system, including the Metrolink tram network. Consider using the Manchester Pass for free or discounted access to various attractions.

If you're planning a journey from Heathrow to Manchester by train, we're here to assist. We check numerous destinations by train, bus, and plane to help you find the best price. Our convenient price calendar below will aid in finding the option that suits your needs.

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Cheap train tickets from Heathrow to Manchester
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Heathrow to Manchester.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Heathrow to Manchester, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Heathrow to Manchester.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book Heathrow to Manchester travel

Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Heathrow to Manchester

The cheapest Heathrow - Manchester train tickets can be found for as low as $35.40 if you’re lucky, or $38.37 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $42.74.

Find the best day to travel to Manchester by train

When travelling to Manchester by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

East Midlands Railway is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the East Midlands region of England. It was formed in 2019, taking over the franchise previously operated by East Midlands Trains. The company operates services on routes including London St Pancras to Sheffield, Nottingham to Liverpool, and Norwich to Liverpool. East Midlands Railway also operates local services within the East Midlands, connecting towns and cities such as Derby, Leicester, and Lincoln.

Northern is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the north of England. Northern is owned by Northern Trains Ltd, a division of "DOHL," the public sector holding company for the Department of Transportation. It is owned by Arriva UK Trains and operates over 2,500 services every weekday, serving cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, and Newcastle.

TransPennine Express is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that provides intercity train services across the North of England and Scotland. The company operates services between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket options, including advance purchase tickets, out-of-season tickets, and flexible tickets. The company also provides onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and refreshments.

The Welsh Government owns the non-profit organization Transport for Wales. It is responsible for the procurement and management of passenger rail services in Wales, as well as the development of the Welsh rail network. The company was established in 2018, taking over from Arriva Trains Wales, and operates services across Wales and the Borders. Transport for Wales is a great choice for your journeys within Wales, such as Cardiff to Aberdare or Newport to Swansea, or for your trips in England, like Manchester to Chester or Birmingham to Shrewsbury, and even for your travel between England and Wales.

Services on board Northern Rail, East Midlands Railway and Transport for Wales from Heathrow to Manchester
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Heathrow to Manchester CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Heathrow to Manchester by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Heathrow and Manchester are 17.83kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Heathrow and Manchester? By taking the train between Heathrow and Manchester you will save 33.11kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.27kg compared to a bus and 22.92kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Heathrow to Manchester?
A train ticket from Heathrow to Manchester is $256.14. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $150.69.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Heathrow to Manchester?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Heathrow to Manchester is $150.69. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Heathrow and Manchester by train?
Heathrow to Manchester is 158.27 mi.
How long does the train between Heathrow and Manchester take?
Heathrow to Manchester is on average 0 hr 50 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 2 min.
Which companies operate from Heathrow to Manchester?
The train journey from Heathrow to Manchester is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TransPennine Express, Northern Rail, East Midlands Railway, Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast and Heathrow Express.
How many train connections per day go from Heathrow to Manchester?
Heathrow to Manchester has 50 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Heathrow to Manchester leave?
The earliest train from Heathrow to Manchester departs at 9:44 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Heathrow to Manchester depart?
The latest train from Heathrow to Manchester departs at 11:30 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Heathrow to Manchester in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $150.69 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Heathrow to Manchester?
There are on average 50 direct connection(s) from Heathrow to go to Manchester.
What's the fastest journey time between Heathrow to Manchester by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Heathrow and Manchester is 0 hr 2 min.
Is there a direct train from Heathrow to Manchester?
Yes, there is a direct train between Heathrow and Manchester.
What are the CO2 emissions for Heathrow to Manchester by train?
The train journey from Heathrow to Manchester creates 17.83kg of CO2 emissions.

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