The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Birmingham to Manchester will cost around £ 43 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 22.
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1 h 27 m
1 h 33 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Birmingham for Manchester every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 113 km distance in an average of 1 h 33 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 27 m .
The slowest train will take 1 h 42 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 32 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£23|
|Trains depart from:||Birmingham|
|Trains arrive in:||Manchester|
|Train Companies:||Virgin Trains, Cross Country, West Midlands Railway|
Train travel between Birmingham and Manchester is convenient and cost-effective. These two cities are linked by trains that run up three times per hour or every 20 minutes. This service is provided by three train operators: Arriva Trains, London Midland, and Crosscountry. The duration of this train journey ranges from one and a half to three hours, and some journeys involve a stopover and train change at Crewe. The first train departs at 5:57 a.m. and the last leaves at 11:09 p.m.
Departure Station: Birmingham New Street, a centrally located train station right in the city centre, 600 metres away from the town hall, Chamberlain Square, and Bull Street. The Jewellery Quarter is 1.5 miles away, and road access is provided via the A38.
Arrival Station: Manchester Piccadilly, the city's main train station, which also offers local public transportation like trams and Metrolink services. The station is just over 1 mile away from the city centre and can be accessed directly via the A6 road.