Duration 3h 22m
Distance 155.9 miles
Average price £110
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Manchester and Dumfries takes 3h 22m and the fastest train takes 2h 26m. The train service runs several times per day from Manchester to Dumfries. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Carlisle
  3. Dumfries
3h 16m
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£44 - £72

Manchester to Dumfries train times

Trains run every three hours between Manchester and Dumfries. The earliest departure is at 19:29 in the evening, and the last departure from Manchester is at 21:30 which arrives into Dumfries at 06:10. All services require a transfer at Carlisle and take an average of 3h 22m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Manchester Oxford Road and arriving at Dumfries via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 16m.

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The distance between Manchester and Dumfries is 124 miles. The road distance is 155.9 miles.

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Manchester to Dumfries train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Oxford Road station.

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Manchester to Dumfries train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Dumfries station.

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