Dublin to Manchester by train

  • First train
    07:30
  • Last train
    20:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 47m
  • Distance
    267 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    5
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 13m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Dublin to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Dublin to Manchester take around 5 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 267 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dublin and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Dublin to Manchester?

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

We usually find around 5 departures on the route from Dublin 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 6 departures.

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

The Dublin to Manchester train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Dublin around 07:30 and the last train is around 20:55. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Dublin to Manchester train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Dublin to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dublin and Manchester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Transport for Wales
  • 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.