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Train Information from Coventry to Manchester

distanceDistance79 miles (128 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£53 (€60)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Coventry to Manchester cover the 79 miles (128 km) long route taking on average 1 h 56 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £51, but the average price of train tickets is £53. Travellers depart most frequently from Coventry and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers

Coventry to Manchester with CrossCountry

Find the best trains from Coventry to Manchester with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £51. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Manchester from Coventry you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Coventry to Manchester, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 79 miles (128 km) route to Manchester from Coventry, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Manchester from Coventry as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains between Coventry and Manchester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for CrossCountry trains between Coventry and Manchester starting at £57, buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

CrossCountry from Coventry to Manchester train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 8 min
  • Average Price: £57
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train to Manchester from Coventry:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Coventry to Manchester

The 80 mile route from Coventry to Manchester is readily served by many direct services, making rail travel easy. Services between the two cities operate on a frequent daily basis, although some routes requires up to 2 changes. Even with transfers, the average time taken is still around two and a half hours.

Which train companies travel from Coventry to Manchester?

Train services operating between Coventry and Manchester are currently offered by Virgin Trains, West Midlands Railway and Cross Country Rail. Services provided by Cross Country Rail are currently the quickest, with journey times of just less than two hours.

How long is the train from Coventry to Manchester?

The quickest trains operating from Coventry to Manchester Piccadilly take around 1 hour and 58 minutes. Slower journeys can take up to 2.5 hours. Journeys where changes are required tend to change at Birmingham New Street and frequent trains to Manchester mean there is never a long wait for connections. Where two changes are required, passengers will transfer at Nuneaton and Crewe.

How many trains are there from Coventry to Manchester?

There are over 30 trains from Coventry to Manchester on weekdays and these operate from the early hours of the morning until just after 9:00 p.m. in the evening. No sleeper services operate between the two cities. There are slightly less trains running over weekends and it is also essential for passengers to make one or two changes when travelling on Saturdays or Sundays. Passenger can expect at least one direct departure per hour throughout the day.

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

Departure train station: The train station in Coventry is located at Station Square, and has easy to access via local public transport and national coach services. Coventry railway station provides an accessible car park to make it easier for wheelchair users to travel by train. Amenities at the station include a First Class Lounge, ATMs, WiFi and kiosks selling refreshments.{/p>

Arrival train station: Manchester Piccadilly, located on London Road, is one of the major northern rail hubs. It offers plenty of shopping and dining facilities, accessible toilets and baby change facilities, luggage trolleys, photo booths and bicycle hire. There are good public transport links across the wider Manchester area, including free bus services 1, 2, 3 and 47, as well as local tram services.

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Trains from Coventry to Manchester
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train from Coventry to Manchester cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Coventry and Manchester for as little as £51  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Coventry to Manchester?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Manchester from Coventry is £53  one way.
What is the distance from Coventry to Manchester by train?
The distance between Coventry and Manchester by train is approximately 79 miles (128 km).
How long does it take from Coventry to Manchester by train?
The Coventry to Manchester train duration is on average 1 h 56 min, which is to be expected when travelling 79 miles (128 km) between Coventry and Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Coventry to Manchester do I depart from? Which Manchester train station from Coventry do I arrive in?

When departing from Coventry, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Coventry and Coventry Arena. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

Omio customers book a train from Coventry   to Manchester Piccadilly   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Coventry located? Where is the arrival train station in Manchester located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Coventry, located approximately 0.4 miles (626 m) from the city centre of Coventry. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Coventry to Manchester?
When taking a train from Coventry to Manchester, you can count on Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Coventry to Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there from Coventry to Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Coventry for Manchester is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When should I purchase Coventry Manchester train tickets to score the best deals?
If you book Coventry to Manchester train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £53. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Manchester from Coventry. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Coventry
Manchester
Coventry is the most popular Coventry railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Coventry for your journey to Manchester.