Manchester to Norwich train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Norwich

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

Cheapest

£72

Average

£111

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Avanti West Coast
08:47Manchester5h38 14:25Norwich
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£721One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:55Manchester4h50 13:45Norwich
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£1151One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester4h45 13:20Norwich
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£1161One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:15Manchester5h04 14:19Norwich
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£1171One-way
Avanti West Coast
11:35Manchester4h45 16:20Norwich
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£1181One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Norwich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 August
East Midlands Railway
01:42Manchester6h33 08:15Norwich
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Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester4h45 13:20Norwich
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Avanti West Coast
08:47Manchester5h38 14:25Norwich
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Avanti West Coast
08:55Manchester4h50 13:45Norwich
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Avanti West Coast
09:15Manchester5h04 14:19Norwich
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Avanti West Coast
11:35Manchester4h45 16:20Norwich
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East Midlands Railway
17:42Manchester4h33 22:15Norwich
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Norwich

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

Fastest Journey

4 h 33 m

Average

5 h 9 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

255 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Manchester for Norwich every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

East Midlands Railway
17:42Manchester4h33 22:15Norwich
0 changes
£1191One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester4h45 13:20Norwich
0 changes
£1161One-way
Avanti West Coast
11:35Manchester4h45 16:20Norwich
0 changes
£1181One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:55Manchester4h50 13:45Norwich
0 changes
£1151One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:15Manchester5h04 14:19Norwich
0 changes
£1171One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Norwich

distanceDistance157 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 27 min
priceAverage train ticket price£86 (€97)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesLondon North Eastern Railway, Greater Anglia, Cross Country, East Midlands Railway, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Manchester to Norwich cover the 157 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 27 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Greater Anglia, Cross Country, East Midlands Railway, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £86, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £36. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Norwich.

Train companies: Abellio Greater Anglia, First TransPennine Express 3 and CrossCountry trains Manchester to Norwich

Travel to Norwich from Manchester from £36 with Omio’s train partners Abellio Greater Anglia, First TransPennine Express 3 and CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

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First TransPennine Express 3
Abellio Greater Anglia

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    Looking for trains between Manchester and Norwich? First TransPennine Express 3 is one of the best companies to travel with on the 157 miles (254 km) route from Manchester to Norwich. As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio quickly shows you the latest First TransPennine Express 3 train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Manchester to Norwich routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Norwich from Manchester, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Manchester - Norwich train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with First TransPennine Express 3!

    Manchester to Norwich train information with First TransPennine Express 3:

    • Average Duration: 1 h 5 min
    • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 3 a day

    Abellio Greater Anglia tickets to Norwich from Manchester are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with Abellio Greater Anglia between Manchester and Norwich all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Abellio Greater Anglia train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 157 miles (254 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the Abellio Greater Anglia train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Manchester to Norwich routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Abellio Greater Anglia Manchester to Norwich train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Abellio Greater Anglia train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Norwich with Abellio Greater Anglia!

      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
      If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Norwich from Manchester for as little as £36  in the next 7 days.
      If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Norwich train price to come in at an average of £86  one way.
      When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Manchester and Norwich via train to be approximately 157 miles.
      The train time from Manchester to Norwich is on average 4 h 27 min  for the 157 miles long journey, but the time it takes to go between Manchester and Norwich by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

      Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Norwich.

      The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city centre of Manchester.

      The most popular arrival train station, Norwich, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre of Norwich.

      For the best Manchester to Norwich train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with London North Eastern Railway, Greater Anglia, Cross Country, East Midlands Railway, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Manchester to Norwich to compare what amenities they may offer.
      The average number of trains departing Manchester for Norwich is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
      You can take the first train from Manchester to Norwich at 07: 09   or take the last train from Manchester to Norwich leaving at 19: 15. Look for the latest Manchester Norwich train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
      If you book a train ticket from Manchester to Norwich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £86 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Manchester and Norwich are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

      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 from Manchester to Norwich.
      Amenities at station
      WifiWifi
      LockersLockers
      ParkingParking
      ATMATM
      TaxisTaxis
      AccessibilityAccessibility
      phone
      Phone Number
      +44 3457114141
      ticketOfficeHours
      Ticket Office Hours
      Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
      Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
      Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
      Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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      WifiWifi
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      AccessibilityAccessibility
      Public transport options for Manchester Airport
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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      WifiWifi
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      TaxisTaxis
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      Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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      WifiWifi
      ParkingParking
      ATMATM
      TaxisTaxis
      AccessibilityAccessibility
      Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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