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Guildford to Manchester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 34m
  • Distance
    273 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 4m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Guildford to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Guildford to Manchester take around 3 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 273 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Guildford and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Guildford to Manchester?

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

We usually find around 93 departures on the route from Guildford 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 81 departures.

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

The Guildford to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Guildford around 04:20 and the last train is around 21:19. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Guildford around 04:25, and the last at 20:05.

When to book Guildford 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 Guildford to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Guildford and Manchester?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • 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.