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There are 3 ways to get from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester by train, night bus or car

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Train  •  1h 6m

  1. Take the train from Lancaster to Manchester Oxford Road

£20 - £35

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Night bus  •  1h 27m

  1. Take the night bus from Lancaster to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

£5 - £7

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Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester 56.2 miles

£8 - £13

Lancaster (Station) to Manchester by train

The train journey time between Lancaster (Station) and Manchester is around 1h and covers a distance of around 54 miles. The fastest train normally takes 49 min. Operated by Northern Rail and TransPennine Express Service, the Lancaster (Station) to Manchester train service departs from Lancaster and arrives in Manchester Oxford Road. Typically 172 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h
Fastest train time:
49 min
Trains per week:
172
Cheapest price:
£20
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:49
Last train departs at:
22:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lancaster (Station) to Manchester train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Lancaster (Station) → Manchester
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The cheapest way to get from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester is to night bus which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 3m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Lancaster and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lancaster and arriving at Manchester Oxford Road. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 6m.

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The distance between Lancaster (Station) and Manchester is 46 miles. The road distance is 56.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 1h 6m and costs £20 - £35.

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The train from Lancaster to Manchester Oxford Road takes 1h 6m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lancaster (Station) to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Lancaster station.

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Lancaster (Station) to Manchester train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Lancaster station.

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Lancaster (Station) to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Map of how to get from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 45.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 6m

What companies run services between Lancaster (Station), England and Manchester, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Lancaster to Manchester Oxford Road hourly. Tickets cost £20 - £35 and the journey takes 1h 6m. TransPennine Express Service also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a vehicle from Lancaster to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St once daily. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 20m.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Lancaster to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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Lancaster (Station) to Manchester train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Manchester Oxford Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lancaster (Station) to Manchester is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Lancaster (Station) to Manchester.

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