Don't forget to buy food and drinks in advance if you need them: train stations do not always have shops, while onboard cafés are not always available and often very expensive.
For short distances like between Manchester and London, 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.
Which stations are served by the trains travelling from Manchester to London?
The trains to London leave Manchester from Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ], Manchester Airport [ MIA ], Manchester Victoria [ MCV ] or Manchester Oxford Road [ MCO ] and arrive in London Euston, London St Pancras International [ STP ] or London Marylebone.
How many connections are there to go London from Manchester by train per day?
If you need to travel to London from Manchester please know that there are 125 train connections every day. Please know that there exist 88 routes with at least one change versus 37 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.
How long will it take you from Manchester to London by train and when do the trains leave?
The first train to London leaves at 13:01, whereas the last one at 23:04. On average, the journey lasts 3 hours and 43 minutes, but with the fastest connections you will be in London in 2 hours and 44 minutes.