Falkirk to Manchester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 25m
  • Distance
    298 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 34m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Falkirk to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Falkirk to Manchester take around 3 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 298 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Falkirk and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Falkirk to Manchester?

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

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Falkirk 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 20 departures.

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

The Falkirk to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Falkirk around 05:24 and the last train is around 00:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Falkirk around 05:24, and the last at 00:47.

When to book Falkirk 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 Falkirk to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Falkirk and Manchester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections

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.