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Journey details

Best price 12 $
Journey duration 4 h 17 min
Connections per day 172
First departure: 02:12
Last departure: 23:54
Distance 282km

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh on virail

Finding the perfect train connection from Manchester to Edinburgh has never been so easy: thanks to virail, you will be able to compare hundreds of offers at the same time just by inserting the date of your trip. Through the price and departure filters, you will have the possibility to restrict the results and find the perfect solution. You can also specify if you need a one-way ticket or a round-trip ticket. The booking takes place on the provider's website, to which you will be automatically redirected. Virail is a travel transportation portal with customers across more than 30 countries. Virail helps more than 60 million users to make the best choice for their trip every year. Our comparison tool works with more than 2000 transportation companies and enables you to find the optimal travel solution, no matter your needs.

Which companies serve the route from Manchester to Edinburgh?

To get to Edinburgh by train, you can rely on Nationalrail, only an example among all our partners.

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.

What is the price of train tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh?

On average, train tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh cost 133,25 $, but if you can book in advance, or choose less popular dates and times, you could find cheap train tickets from 11,50 $.

Ticket price Manchester - Edinburgh every day

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Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh


For short distances like between Manchester and Edinburgh, busses and carpooling are good alternatives to the train, thanks to their low costs. Also, busses have the advantage of getting to the smallest towns where the is no train station.

In which stations can you take the train to Edinburgh and where will you arrive?

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

How many connections are there to go Edinburgh from Manchester by train per day?

127 connections are available every day to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh by train. Please know that there are 102 routes which include at least one change versus only 24 routes which are direct lines. Consequently, please notice that even if the trip is longer, a ticket with one change is sometimes much more efficient especially if there are too few connections and if you look for a ticket at the last moment. We strongly recommend you to select a ticket for a direct line if you prefer not to change trains.

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

With the fastest connections you will be in Edinburgh in 3 hours and 26 minutes, but on average it takes 3 hours and 47 minutes. The first train headed to Edinburgh is at 06:05, while the last one leaves Manchester at 15:05.

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