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.
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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.
|Distance||33 miles (53 km)|
|Average train duration||38 min|
|Average train ticket price||£6 (€7)|
|Train frequency||73 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 60 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Avanti 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.
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 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:
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):
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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