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Bedford to Manchester by train
Fastest journey2hr 42m
Trains per day42
Avg. journey time3hr 32m
Travelling from Bedford to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Bedford to Manchester take around 2 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 190 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bedford and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Bedford to Manchester?
Journeys between Bedford and Manchester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 52 departures on the route from Bedford 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 80 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Bedford to Manchester?
The Bedford to Manchester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Bedford to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Bedford around 04:13 and the last train is around 00:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bedford around 05:58, and the last at 00:12.
What's the Bedford to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Bedford to Manchester are $27.03.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $27 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $50. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Bedford 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 Bedford to Manchester by train.
Which train companies operate between Bedford and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Bedford to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- East Midlands Railway
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- London Midland
- London Underground
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Virgin Trains
- West Midlands Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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