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Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport by train
Fastest journey3hr 22m
Trains per day58
Avg. journey time3hr 58m
Travelling from Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport by train
Fast trains from Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport take around 3 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 285 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport.
1. Are there direct trains from Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport?
Journeys between Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport usually involve 2 changes of train.
We usually find around 51 departures on the route from Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport 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 79 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport?
The Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester Airport is usually scheduled to depart Gatwick Airport around 04:20 and the last train is around 21:42. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Gatwick Airport around 06:23, and the last at 20:36.
When to book Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport 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 Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport by train.
Which train companies operate between Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport?
More than one train company operates on the route from Gatwick Airport to Manchester Airport, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- Gatwick Express
- Grand Central Railway
- Great Western Railway
- London Underground
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- 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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