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There are 6 ways to get from Aylesford to Manchester by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the train from Strood to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

£84 - £283

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Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Gillingham to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

£34 - £42

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Train via Sheffield  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from Strood to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly

£75 - £208

Drive  •  4h 5m

  1. Drive from Aylesford to Manchester 242.5 miles

£35 - £55

Train, subway to London Heathrow, fly  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from Aylesford to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to St Pancras International
  3. Take the subway from King's Cross St. Pancras station to Paddington
  4. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

£75 - £248

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Tonbridge to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

£109 - £384

Aylesford to Manchester by train and walk

The journey time between Aylesford and Manchester is around 4h 10m and covers a distance of around 224 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 5m. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service, Thameslink and Avanti West Coast, the Aylesford to Manchester service departs from Aylesford and arrives in Manchester Piccadilly. Typically 116 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 10m
Fastest journey time:
3h 5m
Journey distance:
224 miles
Services per week:
116
Cheapest price:
£84
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:10
Last service departs at:
23:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Aylesford to Manchester train and walk schedules

Aylesford → Manchester
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The cheapest way to get from Aylesford to Manchester is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 7h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from Aylesford to Manchester is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs £80 - £290.

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No, there is no direct train from Aylesford to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Aylesford and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Strood and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between Aylesford and Manchester is 190 miles. The road distance is 242.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Aylesford to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs £80 - £290.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from Aylesford to Manchester, including transfers.

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Aylesford to Manchester train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Strood station.

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The best way to get from Aylesford to Manchester is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs £80 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Aylesford to Manchester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Map of how to get from Aylesford to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 190.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between Aylesford, England and Manchester, England?

You can take a train from Aylesford to Manchester via Strood, St Pancras International, and London Euston in around 3h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aylesford to Manchester via Gillingham and London Victoria Coach Station in around 7h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £290
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £210
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £130
Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Strood to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £30
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£15 - £21
1st Class
£21 - £30
Train from Aylesford to Strood
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £14
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£4 - £6
1st Class
£9 - £14
Train from Tonbridge to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £28
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£13 - £19
1st Class
£19 - £28
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Strood to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£15 - £18
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£75 - £110
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £23
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£21 - £35
TransPennine Express Service
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from King's Cross St. Pancras station to Paddington
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gillingham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Aylesford to Manchester is 242 miles. It takes approximately 4h 5m to drive from Aylesford to Manchester.

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