Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

Showing times and prices for 28 Jun

Cheapest

£6

Average

£8

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.

Cross Country
07:27Manchester0h38 08:05Stoke-on-Trent
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£61One-way
Cross Country
04:11Manchester0h53 05:04Stoke-on-Trent
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£61One-way
Northern Rail
19:46Manchester0h54 20:40Stoke-on-Trent
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£71One-way
Northern Rail
13:47Manchester0h53 14:40Stoke-on-Trent
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£71One-way
Northern Rail
07:47Manchester0h53 08:40Stoke-on-Trent
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£71One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 28 June
Cross Country
04:11Manchester0h53 05:04Stoke-on-Trent
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Cross Country
07:27Manchester0h38 08:05Stoke-on-Trent
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Northern Rail
07:47Manchester0h53 08:40Stoke-on-Trent
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Northern Rail
09:47Manchester0h52 10:39Stoke-on-Trent
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Northern Rail
10:47Manchester0h52 11:39Stoke-on-Trent
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Northern Rail
13:47Manchester0h53 14:40Stoke-on-Trent
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Northern Rail
14:47Manchester0h53 15:40Stoke-on-Trent
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Cross Country
17:27Manchester0h38 18:05Stoke-on-Trent
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Northern Rail
18:47Manchester0h53 19:40Stoke-on-Trent
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Northern Rail
19:46Manchester0h54 20:40Stoke-on-Trent
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Northern Rail
20:44Manchester0h56 21:40Stoke-on-Trent
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

Showing times and prices for 28 Jun

Fastest Journey

38 m

Average

50 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

53 km

Of the 11 trains that leave Manchester for Stoke-on-Trent every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
07:27Manchester0h38 08:05Stoke-on-Trent
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£61One-way
Cross Country
17:27Manchester0h38 18:05Stoke-on-Trent
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£211One-way
Northern Rail
09:47Manchester0h52 10:39Stoke-on-Trent
0 changes
£71One-way
Northern Rail
10:47Manchester0h52 11:39Stoke-on-Trent
0 changes
£71One-way
Cross Country
04:11Manchester0h53 05:04Stoke-on-Trent
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£61One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

distanceDistance33 miles (53 km)
durationAverage train duration38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£6 (€7)
frequencyTrain frequency73 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 60 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, Cross Country or Northern Rail

Trains from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent cover the 33 miles (53 km) long route taking on average 38 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or Northern Rail. Normally, there are 73 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £5, but the average price of train tickets is £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Stoke-on-Trent.

Train providers: CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) trains Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

You can travel by train between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) for as low as £5. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

CrossCountry
Northern Rail (3)

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 33 miles (53 km) journey from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for CrossCountry trains from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent starting at £6, buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

CrossCountry from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent train information:

  • Average Duration: 38 min
  • Average Price: £6
  • CrossCountry frequency: 18 a day

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operator in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The train provider operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Train information from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 53 min
  • Average Price: £5
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 16 a day

Trains from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

There are plenty of regular and direct trains available between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent daily. Three operators service the route with up to five trains running an hour, making it quick and easy to travel between these two bustling commuter cities in less than an hour.

Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent Train Time: Daily Departures

With as many as five direct trains operating every hour, passengers will find plenty of available services from around 6:00 a.m. in the morning, through to 10:00 p.m. at night on weekdays, plus regular services at weekends too.

How long is the journey by train from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent?

The train journey between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent can take as little as 35 minutes. Services are direct and depart from Manchester Piccadilly. This journey is well-served, fast and efficient, with trains available around every 15 minutes, particularly during peak travel times and on weekends.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent?

Manchester Piccadilly: located in the heart of Manchester City Centre, Manchester Piccadilly train station houses the Metro stop and links with local buses and taxis for an easy transfer. It offers plenty of shops, accessible toilets, lifts, trolleys, food outlets and ATMs. There are large central digital information screens and comprehensive ticketing facilities inside the station. With fourteen platforms, it pays to allow a little time to traverse the station, which is particularly large and busy.

Stoke-on-Trent: This 24-hour station links with other public transport services and is located in the city centre. You'll find full facilities, including accessible toilets, coffee kiosks, newsagents, phones, ATMs and trolleys. There are also digital information desks, self-service ticket machines and an indoor waiting area.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent?

Trains between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent are run by Cross Country, Virgin and Northern Rail, all of which typically run at least one service every hour, with similarly rapid and direct services. Northern Rail runs both the earliest and latest services of the day, beginning from around 6:00 a.m. and finishing after 10:00 p.m.

Cross Country: Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

Typically running two services per hour, Cross Country trains are fast and direct between the two cities. Services usually offer onboard refreshments, WiFi, digital charging points and a First-Class carriage.

Virgin Trains: Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

Virgin Trains runs two services an hour throughout the day on this route, and again, the services are direct. Virgin runs the fastest service at just 34 minutes and the trains themselves tend to be modern and with excellent onboard facilities.

Northern Rail: Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

Northern Rail operates around one service per hour on this route. Its trains are fast and direct and can offer the lowest fares, particularly for advance bookings. Look out for WiFi onboard, refreshments, luggage racks and charging points.

Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent Trains: Services on Board

For each of the services between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent, passengers will find both first and second-class carriages, as well as luggage racks. Well-behaved pets are welcome if kept off seats. Bikes can be taken on board, but it is wise to book a bike rack place in advance when you book your seat, as these are limited. Disabled travellers will find ramps, accessible carriages, wheelchair-friendly seating areas and extra support from train staff.

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent?

To get the cheapest tickets for trains from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent, it pays to book in advance and to be flexible with travel dates. Looking at slower journeys or those with changeovers and travel at off-peak times usually offers cheaper tickets. Use mobile ticketing for ease and as an environmentally-friendly option, too.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

Travel by train to Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent for as low as £5  for the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Stoke-on-Trent from Manchester is £6  one way.
The Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent train distance is approximately 33 miles (53 km).
The Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent train duration is on average 38 min, which is to be expected when travelling 33 miles (53 km) to Stoke-on-Trent from Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

Some of the Manchester train stations to Stoke-on-Trent you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Stoke-on-Trent include Stoke-on-Trent and Stoke-on-Trent, Hanley Bus Station.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Stoke-on-Trent.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Stoke-on-Trent, located 0.3 miles (525 m) away from the city centre.

If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent, you can rely on Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or Northern Rail to get you to Stoke-on-Trent. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 60 direct trains per day from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent, and you can find a direct train for this route with Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Stoke-on-Trent is 73 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first train from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent leaves at 04: 38   and the last train for this leaves at 21: 18. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you buy Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £6. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Stoke-on-Trent from Manchester. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Stoke-on-Trent
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your journey to Stoke-on-Trent.
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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.
Amenities at station
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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