Cheap train tickets from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

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Cheapest

£7

Average

£12

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 Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester will cost around £ 12 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.

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08:44Stoke-on-Trent0h39 09:23Manchester Piccadilly
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£71One-way
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09:44Stoke-on-Trent0h39 10:23Manchester Piccadilly
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08:20Stoke-on-Trent0h42 09:02Manchester Piccadilly
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£71One-way
08:56Stoke-on-Trent0h56 09:52Manchester Piccadilly
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£71One-way
08:25Stoke-on-Trent0h43 09:08Manchester Piccadilly
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£231One-way

Train schedule Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

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08:20Stoke-on-Trent0h42 09:02Manchester Piccadilly
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08:25Stoke-on-Trent0h43 09:08Manchester Piccadilly
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08:44Stoke-on-Trent0h39 09:23Manchester Piccadilly
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08:48Stoke-on-Trent0h39 09:27Manchester Piccadilly
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08:56Stoke-on-Trent0h56 09:52Manchester Piccadilly
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09:44Stoke-on-Trent0h39 10:23Manchester Piccadilly
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24 May
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25 May
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26 May
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27 May
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Sat
28 May
£7Northern Rail
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29 May
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30 May
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31 May
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£7Northern Rail
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Fastest train times from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

39 m

Average

43 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

53 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Stoke-on-Trent for Manchester every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 53 km distance in an average of 43 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 39 m .

The slowest trains 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.

Fastest
08:44Stoke-on-Trent0h39 09:23Manchester Piccadilly
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£71One-way
Fastest
09:44Stoke-on-Trent0h39 10:23Manchester Piccadilly
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£71One-way
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08:48Stoke-on-Trent0h39 09:27Manchester Piccadilly
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£231One-way
08:20Stoke-on-Trent0h42 09:02Manchester Piccadilly
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£71One-way
08:25Stoke-on-Trent0h43 09:08Manchester Piccadilly
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£231One-way

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Overview: Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

distanceDistance33 miles (53 km)
durationAverage train duration46 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 trip taking on average 46 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £6, but the average price of train tickets is £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Stoke-on-Trent and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

You can travel by train to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent with CrossCountry for as low as £6. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry

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

If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester, check out Omio! With one-way Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester train ticket prices starting as low as £6 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train timetables and tickets for this 33 miles (53 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

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

  • Average Duration: 39 min
  • Average Price: £6
  • CrossCountry frequency: 4 a day

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Stoke-on-Trent and 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

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 Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester.
FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

You can find a cheap train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £6  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester on average?

If you’re looking to book tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester train prices are on average £6  one way.

What is the distance from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester via train?

The Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester train distance is approximately 33 miles (53 km).

How long does it take from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester by train?

On average the train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester duration is 46 min  for the 33 miles (53 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When travelling by train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester, which train station in Stoke-on-Trent do I depart from and which train station in Manchester do I arrive in?

When taking the train to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent, you can choose to depart from train stations like Stoke-on-Trent and Stoke-on-Trent, Hanley Bus Station. Your trip can end in train stations such as Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Stoke-on-Trent   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where do I find the Stoke-on-Trent train station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Stoke-on-Trent and travel around 0.3 miles (525 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city centre in Manchester.

What train providers go from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

For the best Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many trains 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.

What time is the earliest train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester? What time is the last train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

You can take the first train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester at 05: 29   or take the last train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester leaving at 23: 27. Look for the latest Stoke-on-Trent Manchester train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

How far in advance should I book train tickets between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester for the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester is on average £6 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Stoke-on-Trent
Manchester
Stoke-on-Trent is the most popular Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent for your journey to Manchester.