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St Albans to Manchester by train

  • First train
    04:53
  • Last train
    23:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 1m
  • Distance
    231 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    55
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 11m
  • Train operators

Travelling from St Albans to Manchester by train

Fast trains from St Albans to Manchester take around 3 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 231 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between St Albans and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from St Albans to Manchester?

Journeys between St Albans and Manchester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 52 departures on the route from St Albans to Manchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 59 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from St Albans to Manchester?

The St Albans to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the St Albans to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart St Albans around 04:53 and the last train is around 23:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves St Albans around 05:55, and the last at 23:45.

When to book St Albans to Manchester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from St Albans to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between St Albans and Manchester?

More than one train company operates on the route from St Albans to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Manchester to St Albans by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.