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Manchester to Falkirk by train

  • First train
    04:36
  • Last train
    23:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 28m
  • Distance
    298 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    14
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 17m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester to Falkirk by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Falkirk take around 3 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 298 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Falkirk.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Falkirk?

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

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Manchester to Falkirk 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 23 departures.

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

The Manchester to Falkirk train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Falkirk is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:36 and the last train is around 23:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:36, and the last at 22:42.

When to book Manchester to Falkirk 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 Falkirk by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Falkirk?

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

  • First TransPennine Express
  • ScotRail
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Falkirk to Manchester by train

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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.