Poole to Manchester by train

  • First train
    05:00
  • Last train
    22:54
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 5m
  • Distance
    307 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    35
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 30m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Poole to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Poole to Manchester take around 5 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 307 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Poole and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Poole to Manchester?

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

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Poole 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 33 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Poole around 04:57 and the last train is around 22:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Poole around 05:28, and the last at 22:54.

When to book Poole 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 Poole to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Poole and Manchester?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • 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.