Trains from Birmingham to Manchester

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The cheapest trains

from Birmingham
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

£22

Average

£43

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.

Cheapest
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09:31Birmingham New Street1h29 11:00Manchester Piccadilly
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£221One-way
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08:57Birmingham New Street1h27 10:24Manchester Piccadilly
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£481One-way
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08:31Birmingham New Street1h29 10:00Manchester Piccadilly
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£481One-way
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09:04Birmingham New Street1h42 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
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£491One-way
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08:04Birmingham New Street1h42 09:46Manchester Piccadilly
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£491One-way

Train Times

Birmingham to Manchester

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08:04Birmingham New Street1h42 09:46Manchester Piccadilly
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08:31Birmingham New Street1h29 10:00Manchester Piccadilly
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08:57Birmingham New Street1h27 10:24Manchester Piccadilly
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09:04Birmingham New Street1h42 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
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09:31Birmingham New Street1h29 11:00Manchester Piccadilly
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Wed
Sep 18
£22Cross Country
£9National Express
Thu
Sep 19
£22Cross Country
£6National Express
Fri
Sep 20
£22Cross Country
£7National Express
Sat
Sep 21
£19West Midlands Railway
£6National Express
Sun
Sep 22
£22Cross Country
£4National Express
Mon
Sep 23
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£4National Express
Tue
Sep 24
£22Cross Country
£4National Express
Wed
Sep 25
£22Cross Country
£6National Express
Thu
Sep 26
£22Cross Country
£4National Express
Fri
Sep 27
£22Cross Country
£4National Express
Sat
Sep 28
£21West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
Sun
Sep 29
£21Virgin Trains
£6National Express
Mon
Sep 30
£22Cross Country
£4National Express
Tue
Oct 1
£22Cross Country
£4National Express
Wed
Oct 2
£16Cross Country
£4National Express
Thu
Oct 3
£16Cross Country
£4National Express
Fri
Oct 4
£21West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
Sat
Oct 5
£12West Midlands Railway
£4National Express
Sun
Oct 6
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£4National Express
Mon
Oct 7
£17Cross Country
£4National Express

The fastest trains

from Birmingham
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

1 h 27 m

Average

1 h 33 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

113 km

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.

Fastest
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08:57Birmingham New Street1h27 10:24Manchester Piccadilly
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£481One-way
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08:31Birmingham New Street1h29 10:00Manchester Piccadilly
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£481One-way
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09:31Birmingham New Street1h29 11:00Manchester Piccadilly
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£221One-way
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09:04Birmingham New Street1h42 10:46Manchester Piccadilly
1 change
£491One-way
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08:04Birmingham New Street1h42 09:46Manchester Piccadilly
1 change
£491One-way

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Journey Summary

Birmingham to Manchester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 32 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £23
Trains depart from:Birmingham
Trains arrive in:Manchester
Distance:113 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains, Cross Country, West Midlands Railway

Trains from Birmingham to Manchester

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Birmingham to Manchester?


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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Birmingham
Manchester
TrainBirmingham Moor Street

Amenities

TrainBirmingham New Street

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Refreshments
TrainBirmingham Snow Hill

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