The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester will cost around £ 11 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 6.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Stoke-on-Trent for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 53 km distance in an average of 43 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 39 m .
The slowest train will take 56 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.
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|Train Ticket Price:||£7|
|Trains depart from:||Stoke-on-Trent|
|Trains arrive in:||Manchester|
|Train Companies:||Virgin Trains, Cross Country, Northern Rail|
Three companies operate the train route from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester, providing approximately 79 trains a day. The journey takes between 38 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the train company, and the day of the week (with slower trips over weekends and on holidays). All trains travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester arrive at Manchester Piccadilly.
Three train companies operate on the Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester route. Travellers can choose from services by Virgin Rail, Northern and Cross Country. Virgin Rail and Cross Country are usually the fastest, offering shorter journey times. Northern rail takes a slower route.
The average journey from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly takes 52 minutes, and covers 32 miles. The fastest time for a journey is 38 minutes. The journey time can be longer on weekends and holidays - up to approximately 1.5 or 2 hours. Journeys are direct, and require no changes.
Three to four trains depart from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester each hour with times spread throughout the day, well into the late evening. An average weekday sees 79 trains per day travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to the Manchester Piccadilly station. A regular service continues through the weekend.
Departure train station: The Stoke-on-Trent station is situated in an historic Victorian building. Opposite the station entrance is a statue of Josiah Wedgwood, the 18th century potter. The station is approximately one mile from the town centre, and is accessible via public transport. A full range of facilities are available, including wifi, shops and refreshment facilities.
Arrival train station: All trains from Stoke-on-Trent run to Manchester's main train station, Manchester Piccadilly. This station is the major northern transport hub, and processes approximately 23 million passengers a year. A free Metroshuttle service is available from the station to various Manchester landmarks, such as the Salford Quays. A full range of facilities are available at the station, including access to public transport.