There are 7 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station by train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$103 - $173

Cheapest option

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN

$90 - $348

5 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford
  2. Take the train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly

$104 - $171

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station 198 miles

$40 - $65

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$96 - $295

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly

$105 - $248

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 3 min

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

$98 - $238

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which costs £75 - £140 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 162 miles. The road distance is 198 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from London Paddington Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station. However, there are services departing from London Paddington and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Oxford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 28 min.

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What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Manchester Piccadilly Station, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London Paddington Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $170 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, British Airways flies from London Paddington Station to Manchester Piccadilly Station every 4 hours.

Airlines
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
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
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Oxford
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26

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