|Distance||70 miles (113 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 30 min|
|Average train ticket price||£36 (€41)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|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 30 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £36, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £23. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
You can travel by train between Manchester and Birmingham with CrossCountry for as low as £23. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best 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.
It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket between Manchester and Birmingham online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Manchester and Birmingham as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains between Manchester and Birmingham start at £23 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 70 miles (113 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train from Manchester to Birmingham. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Manchester to Birmingham CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!
Train information from Manchester to Birmingham with CrossCountry:
When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets between Manchester and Birmingham, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
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.
When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your trip in train stations like Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.
Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Birmingham, called Birmingham New Street, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.
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