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Manchester to Heathrow by train

  • First train
    05:04
  • Last train
    21:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 5m
  • Distance
    255 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 30m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester to Heathrow by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Heathrow take around 3 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 255 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Heathrow.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Heathrow?

Journeys between Manchester and Heathrow usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Manchester to Heathrow every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 38 departures.

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

The Manchester to Heathrow train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Heathrow is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:04 and the last train is around 21:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 20:35.

When to book Manchester to Heathrow 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 Manchester to Heathrow by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Heathrow?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Heathrow Connect
  • Heathrow Express
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Heathrow to Manchester 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.