COMPARE Prices across different modes

Mon
25 Oct
£117
£28National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£73
£30National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£66
£23National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£113Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£73
£28National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£80
£20National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£116First Transpennine Express
£17National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£65
£16National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£59
£15National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£41
£14National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£59
£14National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£65
£15National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£73
£16National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£59
£14National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£52
£14National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£52
£15National Express
Sat
13 Nov
£59
£15National Express
Sun
14 Nov
£111Avanti West Coast
£15National Express

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Train Information from Manchester to Norwich

distanceDistance157 miles (254 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price£91 (€103)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Trains

Trains from Manchester to Norwich cover the 157 miles (254 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 3 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £91, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £66. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Norwich.

Trains from Manchester to Norwich: Journey Details

East Midland Trains operate a direct service from Manchester to Norwich. The weekday schedule starts with an early morning train and continues with hourly departures until early evening. Indirect trains offer earlier first departures, a later final departure and more options throughout the day. Most of these journeys require travelling via London, although an alternative involves taking a TransPennine Express service to Doncaster, changing to a Virgin Trains East Coast service to Grantham and then changing to an East Midland Trains connection to Norwich. The Sunday timetable features fewer direct trains, with the first leaving in the early afternoon and the final departure in the late afternoon.

Taking the Train from Manchester

Trains from Manchester to Norwich depart from Piccadilly or Oxford Road stations. Piccadilly is the city's main terminus, located on the eastern side of the centre. The station's public transport options include the Metrolink tram to the airport and destinations across the city, or the Metroshuttle free bus operating a circular route around the city centre. Oxford Road station is on the south side of the city centre. Metroshuttle services and city buses depart from the stops on Whitworth Street West. Both stations have taxi ranks.

Getting into Norwich by Train

Norfolk's major city is an attractive and historic destination, notable for its 11th-century cathedral, the highlight of several distinctive medieval buildings in Norwich. The narrow, atmospheric streets of the old town are full of independent shops, numerous bookstores and inviting pubs. Trains from Manchester to Norwich arrive at the main station, located to the south-east of the city centre. Buses depart from immediately outside the terminus or from stops on nearby Thorpe Road and Riverside Road. Taxis are available by the main entrance.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Norwich
Travel by train to Norwich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Norwich.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Manchester and Norwich cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Manchester and Norwich for the next 7 days starting from £66  one way.
How much does the train from Manchester to Norwich cost on average?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Norwich train price to come in at an average of £91  one way.
What is the distance by train from Manchester to Norwich?
You should expect to travel around 157 miles (254 km)  between Manchester and Norwich by train.
How many hours does it take from Manchester to Norwich by train?
The Manchester to Norwich train duration is on average 3 h 3 min, which is to be expected when travelling 157 miles (254 km) from Manchester to Norwich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Manchester to Norwich do I depart from? Which Norwich train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

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

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Norwich, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Norwich.

Which train providers can take me between Manchester and Norwich?
Take the Manchester to Norwich train with East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between Manchester and Norwich as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there between Manchester and Norwich a day?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Norwich is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Manchester to Norwich? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Manchester at 07: 15. The last train leaves from Manchester at 10: 38. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Manchester to Norwich and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Manchester to Norwich train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Norwich is on average £91 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Norwich from Manchester available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Norwich
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip to Norwich from Manchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales