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Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 53 min

$116 - $189

Cheapest option

Train East Midlands Trains  •  5 h 12 min

$56 - $159

5 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. 218.2 miles

$45 - $70

Train, Tube to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 37 min

  1. LHR - MAN

$102 - $307

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 50 min

  1. SEN - MAN

$88 - $346

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 24 min

  1. SOU - MAN

$75 - $196

Train, Tube to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  5 h 6 min

  1. LHR - LBA

$111 - $259

What companies run services between London City Airport (LCY), England and Manchester Piccadilly Station, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London City Airport (LCY) to Manchester Piccadilly Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London City Airport DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Stratford Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London City Airport (LCY) and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 268 km. The road distance is 349 km.

The cheapest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to drive which costs £35 - £50 and takes 3 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs £85 - £140.

No, there is no direct train from London City Airport (LCY) to Manchester Piccadilly Station. However, there are services departing from London City Airport DLR Station and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Stratford International, London St Pancras International and Nottingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.