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.
The average ticket from Stansted to Manchester will cost around £ 84 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 59.
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3 h 50 m
5 h 15 m
Trains per day
Of the 9 trains that leave Stansted for Manchester every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 241 km distance in an average of 5 h 15 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 50 m .
The slowest trains will take 7 h 3 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||149 miles (240 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 34 min|
|Average train ticket price||£68 (€77)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Stansted to Manchester cover the 149 miles (240 km) long route taking on average 3 h 34 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £68, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £56. Travellers depart most frequently from Stansted Airport and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Travel between Stansted and Manchester from £56 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Stansted and Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
CrossCountry tickets from Stansted to Manchester are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with CrossCountry between Stansted and Manchester all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current CrossCountry train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 149 miles (240 km) route. You can also see relevant travel information for the CrossCountry 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 Stansted to Manchester routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best CrossCountry Stansted to Manchester train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry 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 Manchester with CrossCountry!
Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets to Manchester from Stansted due to the coronavirus:
There are no direct trains from Stansted to Manchester, and most indirect journeys require two changes. The schedule begins with an early morning Abellio Greater Anglia departure connecting, via Tottenham Hale and London Underground services, to Virgin trains routes to Manchester. There are four trains an hour throughout the day until the final departure in late evening. Sunday timetables feature fewer trains, with a slightly later first departure from Stansted. Trains from Stansted to Manchester depart from the airport station located just outside the arrivals terminal, one level down. They arrive at Manchester Piccadilly Station, close to the city centre.
When departing from Stansted, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Stansted Airport, Stansted, London Stansted Airport and Stansted Mountfitchet. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your trip in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.
Omio customers book a train from Stansted Airport to Manchester Piccadilly most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Stansted Airport, located approximately 5 miles (8.1 km) from the city centre of Stansted. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from its city centre.
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