Manchester to Norwich train

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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Norwich

Showing times and prices for 15 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to Norwich is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

East Midlands Railway
08:434h31
Manchester
13:14Norwich
£641One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:555h24
Manchester
14:19Norwich
£1281One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:575h22
Manchester
14:19Norwich
£1281One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
13:354h44
Manchester
18:19Norwich
£1291One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:455h34
Manchester
14:19Norwich
£1341One-way
0 changes

Train timetableManchester to Norwich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 15 July
East Midlands Railway
08:555h24
Manchester
14:19Norwich
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:434h31
Manchester
13:14Norwich
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:575h22
Manchester
14:19Norwich
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
13:354h44
Manchester
18:19Norwich
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:455h34
Manchester
14:19Norwich
0 changes

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Train times from Manchester to Norwich

Showing times and prices for 15 Jul

Fastest Journey

4 h 31 m

Average

5 h 7 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

255 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Manchester for Norwich every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

East Midlands Railway
08:434h31
Manchester
13:14Norwich
£641One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
13:354h44
Manchester
18:19Norwich
£1291One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:575h22
Manchester
14:19Norwich
£1281One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:555h24
Manchester
14:19Norwich
£1281One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:455h34
Manchester
14:19Norwich
£1341One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Norwich

distanceDistance157 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price£114 (€127)
frequencyTrain frequency9 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersEast Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, Abellio Greater Anglia, East Coast, CrossCountry, first_transpennine_express or east_midlands_trains

Trains from Manchester to Norwich cover the 157 miles long journey taking on average 4 h 26 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, Abellio Greater Anglia, East Coast, CrossCountry, first_transpennine_express or east_midlands_trains. Normally, there are 9 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £40, but the average price of train tickets is £114. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Norwich.

Train companies: East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains and TransPennine Express trains Manchester to Norwich

Find the best trains to Norwich from Manchester with Omio's travel partners East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains and TransPennine Express from £40. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Greater Anglia is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to intercity services. The commuter trains run at regular intervals throughout the day, while the intercity services run at peak times. The train types include the InterCity 125, InterCity 225, Class 90, Class 91, Class 360 and Class 379. The ticket types available are Standard, First Class and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and refreshment trolleys. The most popular routes for Greater Anglia are London Liverpool Street to Norwich, London Liverpool Street to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street to Ipswich.

Train information from Manchester to Norwich with Abellio Greater Anglia:

  • Average Duration: 6 h
  • Cheapest Price: £69

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.

FAQs: Manchester to Norwich train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Norwich can start from as little as £40 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Norwich is £114; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Norwich train travel time is 4 h 26 min   for the 157 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Norwich leaves at 04: 55. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Norwich leaves at 17: 35.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Norwich without having to change trains with east_midlands_trains. There are 7 direct trains from Manchester to Norwich each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Norwich. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Manchester to Norwich.
For the trip from Manchester to Norwich you can take a train with East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, Abellio Greater Anglia, East Coast, CrossCountry, first_transpennine_express or east_midlands_trains. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Manchester and Norwich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Norwich, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Norwich from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 26 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Norwich by train is March.
You have options as you can travel from Manchester to Norwich 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Norwich

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
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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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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