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Trains to Manchester: Overview

Main Train Station: Manchester Piccadilly
Popular Desinations in the UK: Leeds, London, Edinburgh
First Train: 05:40
Last Train: 23:55
Train Price From: £ 5
Nearest Coach Station: Manchester Coach Station
Train Companies Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, Northern Rail, East Midlands Trains.

Trains to Manchester

Travelling to Manchester is fast and simple with the majority of train routes offering direct services from all over the UK. The main train provider serving routes to Manchester is Virgin East Coast. During week days from London trains run about hourly. There are also other cities with direct links to Manchester such as Bristol, Liverpool and Preston.

Virgin Trains, Northern, TransPennine Express, East Midlands trains are just some of the companies that offer trains to Manchester. Most trains to Manchester terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, which is one of the busiest and biggest train stations in the UK. Other train stations in Manchester include Manchester Oxford Road, Deansgate and Manchester Victoria.


Major companies and train routes to Manchester

Route Duration Avg. Price
Trains to Manchester from London 2h04 £38
Trains to Manchester from Milton Keynes 1h39 £21
Trains to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trentr 2h40 £9
Trains to Manchester from Bristol 2h59 £32
Trains to Manchester from Cheltenham 2h19 £25
Trains to Manchester from Oxford 2h47 £28
Trains to Manchester from Liverpool 0h57 £3
Trains to Manchester from Preston 0h39 £4
Trains to Manchester from Halifax 0h50 £4

Useful information for trains to Manchester

Which companies operate trains to Manchester?

Virgin East Coast is the main provider for trains to Manchester and is the only direct and regular train that departs from London to Manchester. Northern and CrossCountry also serve routes to Manchester.

How can travellers save on train tickets to Manchester?

The best way to make savings on train tickets to Manchester is to book at least a few weeks in advance, or look out for deals and offers from providers. Using a Railcard will also save travellers a third off rail tickets.

Where is the main train station in Manchester?

Most trains from across the UK will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly train station.

How easy is it to get to Manchester city centre from the station?

Manchester Piccadilly is the main railway station of Manchester city. It is the fourth busiest station in the UK and offers easy access to every part of the country. It is easy to get to the city centre via public transport by buses and the Metrolink tram system.Travellers can also walk to the city centre from the station which takes just 10 minutes. There are also taxis available from outside the train station.


Trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport

Those travelling by train to Manchester Piccadilly and needing to connect to Manchester airport can easily do so. Purchase your train ticket in advance to avoid the ticket queues check the departures board for the correct platform. There is no designated platform for the airport train so double check the time beside the platform number and your ticket.

How many trains a day between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester airport?

On a average weekday, there are 240 train services a day from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester airport.

Which trains providers offer this route?

First TransPennine Express and Nothern Rail both operate this route.

How long is the journey time?

The journey from Manchester Picadilly and Manchester airport is roughly between 15-24 minutes.

What is the average ticket price?

Standard tickets costs £5.00.

Is there Wifi on-board?

There is free wifi on the Northern Rail service.
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
TrainManchester Piccadilly



Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainManchester Victoria


TrainManchester Oxford Road


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