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Train Information to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent

distanceDistance33 miles (53 km)
durationAverage train duration39 min
priceAverage train ticket price£6 (€7)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country

Trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester cover the 33 miles (53 km) long route taking on average 39 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £6, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Stoke-on-Trent and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers

CrossCountry trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

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

CrossCountry

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

Enjoy a smooth and easy route to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 33 miles (53 km) journey from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

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

  • Average Duration: 39 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 6 a day

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester are the following:

  • 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 Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

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.

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

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.

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

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.

How many trains are there from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

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.

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

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.

Travel Tips

Trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £5  one way.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester on average?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester train to cost on average £6  one way.
What is the distance between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester by train?
The train distance from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester is around 33 miles (53 km).
What is the average Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester train duration?
On average the train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester duration is 39 min  for the 33 miles (53 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Stoke-on-Trent and arrival train station in Manchester?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Stoke-on-Trent   to Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the Stoke-on-Trent train station located? Where is the Manchester train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Stoke-on-Trent, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

What train providers go from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?
If you're looking for trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester, you can rely on Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Stoke-on-Trent for Manchester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester for the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £6 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Stoke-on-Trent
Manchester
The major railway station for departures from Stoke-on-Trent is Stoke-on-Trent. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Stoke-on-Trent for your trip from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester.