How to travel by train from Edinburgh to Manchester

How to travel from Edinburgh to Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations in Manchester

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Edinburgh to Manchester by train

Pre-pandemic the train operator TransPennine Express had been offering trains on two different routes from Edinburgh to Manchester:
1: Faster services via the West Cost railway, which arrived at Manchester's Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations.
2: Slower, but more frequent services, which travelled on the East Coast railway and arrived at Manchester Victoria station.
However, the service on this second route has been suspended on the temporary revised timetable.

Routes you can take to go from Edinburgh to Manchester

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the faster route
Travel Time (approx)

3hr 12min



Travel Info

Monday to Friday: = 8 x trains per day
Saturday: = 7 x trains
Sunday = 4 x trains

Route Information

Option 2: the more frequent route (currently suspended)
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