Cheap train tickets from Stansted to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£59

Average

£84

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.

Cross Country
16:00Stansted5h25 21:25Manchester
0 changes
£591One-way
London North Eastern Railway
08:33Stansted7h03 15:36Manchester
0 changes
£681One-way
Avanti West Coast
10:25Stansted4h05 14:30Manchester
0 changes
£811One-way
Avanti West Coast
14:42Stansted3h50 18:32Manchester
0 changes
£911One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:00Stansted4h50 12:50Manchester
0 changes
£911One-way

Train schedule Stansted to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sun, 22 May
East Midlands Railway
07:14Stansted6h24 13:38Manchester
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Avanti West Coast
08:00Stansted4h50 12:50Manchester
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:33Stansted7h03 15:36Manchester
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:42Stansted5h33 14:15Manchester
0 changes
Cross Country
09:27Stansted5h09 14:36Manchester
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:25Stansted4h05 14:30Manchester
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
14:42Stansted3h50 18:32Manchester
0 changes
Cross Country
16:00Stansted5h25 21:25Manchester
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
20:12Stansted4h58 01:10Manchester
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Sun
22 May
£83Avanti West Coast
£32National Express
£78British Airways
Mon
23 May
£68Avanti West Coast
£32National Express
£141British Airways
Tue
24 May
£60Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
£81British Airways
Wed
25 May
£56Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
£65British Airways
Thu
26 May
£61Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£90British Airways
Fri
27 May
£68Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
£68British Airways
Sat
28 May
£84Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
£55British Airways
Sun
29 May
£71Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£78British Airways
Mon
30 May
£66Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£73British Airways
Tue
31 May
£54Avanti West Coast
£32National Express
£45British Airways
Wed
1 Jun
£72Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£45British Airways
Thu
2 Jun
£67Avanti West Coast
£29National Express
£48British Airways
Fri
3 Jun
£102Cross Country
£25National Express
£45British Airways
Mon
6 Jun
£53Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£45British Airways
Tue
7 Jun
£53Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
£47British Airways
Wed
8 Jun
£53Avanti West Coast
£32National Express
£45British Airways
Thu
9 Jun
£56Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
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Fri
10 Jun
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£41British Airways

Fastest train times from Stansted to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 50 m

Average

5 h 15 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

241 km

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.

Avanti West Coast
14:42Stansted3h50 18:32Manchester
0 changes
£911One-way
Avanti West Coast
10:25Stansted4h05 14:30Manchester
0 changes
£811One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:00Stansted4h50 12:50Manchester
0 changes
£911One-way
Avanti West Coast
20:12Stansted4h58 01:10Manchester
0 changes
£911One-way
Cross Country
09:27Stansted5h09 14:36Manchester
0 changes
£911One-way

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Overview: Train from Stansted to Manchester

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price£68 (€77)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast 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.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Stansted to Manchester

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

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:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Stansted to Manchester

    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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Stansted to Manchester

    Travel by train to Manchester 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 Stansted to Manchester.
    FAQs

    What is the price of the cheapest train from Stansted to Manchester?

    You can find a cheap train from Stansted to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £56  one way in the next 7 days.

    What is the average cost of a train from Stansted to Manchester?

    If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Stansted to Manchester train prices are on average £68  one way.

    What is the distance from Stansted to Manchester via train?

    The distance to Manchester from Stansted by train is approximately 149 miles (240 km).

    How long is the train between Stansted and Manchester?

    On average the Stansted to Manchester train time is 3 h 34 min  covering the 149 miles (240 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

    What is the departure train station in Stansted and arrival train station in Manchester?

    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.

    Where do I find the Stansted train station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester train station?

    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.

    Which train companies can get me from Stansted to Manchester?

    If you're looking for trains from Stansted to Manchester, you can rely on East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Stansted to Manchester journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many train services per day are there between Stansted and Manchester?

    The average number of trains departing Stansted for Manchester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    When can I take the first train from Stansted to Manchester? When can I take the last train for the day?

    The first train from Stansted to Manchester leaves at 07: 12   and the last train for this leaves at 20: 18. Omio shows you the latest train from Stansted to Manchester timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

    How early should I book Stansted to Manchester train tickets to get the best deals?

    If you book Stansted to Manchester train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £68. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Stansted and Manchester. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Stansted
    Manchester
    Stansted Airport is the most popular Stansted 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 Stansted for your journey to Manchester.
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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 30 - 19: 00
    Public transport options for Stansted Airport
    Bus lines: IC buses, National Express, X10 Airlink, X30 Airlink, 42A, 133 Sapphire, 5, 6, 7, 7A
    Train lines: Stansted Express, West Anglia Main Line, CrossCountry