Braintree to Manchester by train

  • First train
    05:43
  • Last train
    00:25
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 2m
  • Distance
    259 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 27m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Braintree to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Braintree to Manchester take around 4 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 259 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Braintree and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Braintree to Manchester?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Braintree to Manchester 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 12 departures.

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

The Braintree to Manchester train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Braintree around 05:43 and the last train is around 22:56. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Braintree around 06:00, and the last at 00:25.

When to book Braintree 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 Braintree to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Braintree and Manchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Greater Anglia
  • 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.

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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.