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|Distance||70 miles (113 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 31 min|
|Average train ticket price||£39 (€43)|
|Train providers||Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Manchester to Birmingham cover the 70 miles (113 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 31 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £23, but the average price of train tickets is £39. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
CrossCountry trains will get you from Manchester to Birmingham from £23. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Manchester to Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains between Manchester and Birmingham on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Manchester to Birmingham train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 70 miles (113 km) trip from Manchester to Birmingham, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Manchester to Birmingham in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the CrossCountry train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Birmingham from Manchester and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Manchester and Birmingham with CrossCountry!
When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
There are over 40 trains from Manchester to Birmingham running every weekday and at the weekend, with trains leaving at least every 30 minutes throughout the day. The journey is also quick, with services usually taking around one hour 30 minutes.
There are dozens of regular trains between Manchester and Birmingham each day, with several providers. The first train of the day leaves from Manchester after 5:00 a.m. and the last train of the day departs at around 11:30 p.m.
Direct services on this route usually have a journey time of around one hour and 30 minutes. If there are one or two changes, the journey time can jump up to almost two hours.
Departure train station: trains to Birmingham depart from Manchester's Piccadilly Station, in the south-east of the city. It is easy to get to, with a taxi rank, tram stop, and bus station, as well as cycle storage inside the station. It is 0.7 miles from Oxford Road Station and a 20-minute walk from Manchester University.
Arrival train station: trains from Manchester arrive at Birmingham's New Street Station. The busiest and largest station in Birmingham, it is only a couple of minutes' walk from a large bus terminal. It is also 0.3 miles from Snow Hill Station and next to many of the city's popular shops and restaurants.
Trains between Manchester and Birmingham are provided by CrossCountry, West Midlands Railway, Virgin, and Arriva Trains Wales.
Direct CrossCountry trains leave Manchester for Birmingham approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day, with a journey time of around one hour 30 minutes.
West Midlands runs dozens of services a day, usually with a slightly longer journey time of around one hour 50 minutes, with one change in Stoke-On-Trent or Crewe.
Virgin runs around four services a day, mostly in the morning. Journeys last approximately one hour 40 minutes, and services may have one, two, or no changes.
Arriva Trains Wales generally provides two trains between Manchester and Birmingham each day, leaving late at night. With a travel time of 6-7 hours, they usually change in Stockport or Crewe.
CrossCountry, Virgin, West Midlands, and Arriva Trains Wales all offer first-class travel, and policies for pet owners are similar across all providers - you can generally take two pets per person, as long as they are on a lead or in a basket. All of the providers offer wheelchair-accessible trains and you can book assistance on and off the train with services like Journey Care. Bike and luggage policies vary depending on the provider and the route, but generally, as long as you book in advance you should be allowed to bring one bike per person. Luggage restrictions apply, with most companies recommending that you bring only one suitcase and that any buggies or prams need to be foldable due to the limited space onboard.
If you're looking to save money on your train tickets, you may find that longer journeys with one or more changes are a lot cheaper. If you book in advance and you're flexible on your travel times, you're also likely to get a much better deal.
Some of the Manchester train stations to Birmingham you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Birmingham include Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving in Birmingham New Street.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester.
The most popular arrival train station, Birmingham New Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Birmingham.
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