Manchester to Shenfield by train

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    21:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 11m
  • Distance
    269 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    46
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 30m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester to Shenfield by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Shenfield take around 3 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 269 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Shenfield.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Shenfield?

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

We usually find around 47 departures on the route from Manchester to Shenfield 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 41 departures.

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

The Manchester to Shenfield train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Shenfield is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 21:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 20:55.

When to book Manchester to Shenfield 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 Manchester to Shenfield by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Shenfield?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Avanti West Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • TfL Rail
  • 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.