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Overview: Train from Wolverhampton to Manchester

distanceDistance61 miles (99 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price£18 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, Avanti West Coast or West Midlands Railway

Trains from Wolverhampton to Manchester cover the 61 miles (99 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 9 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or West Midlands Railway. 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 £15, but the average price of train tickets is £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Wolverhampton and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Wolverhampton to Manchester

Travel to Manchester from Wolverhampton from £15 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.


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

Find the perfect CrossCountry train from Wolverhampton to Manchester for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Wolverhampton to Manchester. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 61 miles (99 km) on this journey and your CrossCountry Wolverhampton to Manchester train ticket can cost as little as £15 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets from Wolverhampton to Manchester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

  • Average Price: £15

CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets between Wolverhampton and Manchester and when travelling by train:

  • 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 Wolverhampton to Manchester

It only takes just over an hour to reach Manchester from Wolverhampton. Whether it's a daily commute or a last-minute break, the journey is effortless when travelling by train. Direct services depart several times an hour around the clock, including at weekends. Trains from Wolverhampton arrive at Manchester's busiest station, Manchester Piccadilly, which is ideal for anyone planning onward travel.

Which train companies travel from Wolverhampton to Manchester?

Regular, direct trains from Wolverhampton to Manchester are provided by CrossCountry Trains. Arriva Trains Wales also offers an occasional direct service in the evenings but it can take over an hour longer. Virgin Trains and West Midlands Railway both offer regular and relatively quick indirect trains along this route. Northern Rail also provides an indirect evening service during the week.

How long is the train from Wolverhampton to Manchester?

The train from Wolverhampton to Manchester can take just one hour nine minutes at the quickest when travelling directly with CrossCountry. The longest journey takes two hours 43 minutes when travelling directly with Arriva. There's generally very little difference between direct and indirect journey lengths along this route. The average journey takes around one hour 20 minutes.

How many trains are there from Wolverhampton to Manchester?

Most days, there will be around 34 direct train services between Wolverhampton and Manchester. There are also usually an additional 16-18 indirect services. That works out to three or more trains per hour, two of which are usually direct CrossCountry services. The earliest regular service departs just before 6:15 a.m. and the latest regular service departs shortly before 11:00 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Wolverhampton to Manchester?

Departure train station: Wolverhampton Train Station is situated on the north-east edge of the city centre with plenty of shops nearby and a cafe on site. It's also just four minutes' walk away from Wolverhampton's bus station.

Arrival train station: Manchester Piccadilly is Manchester's busiest train station and boasts a split-level concourse, which houses a variety of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. The station is centrally located, with excellent bus, tram and metro links. A direct train to Manchester Airport leaves Manchester Piccadilly every 10 minutes.

Travel Tips: Trains from Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton to Manchester.

How much does a cheap train between Wolverhampton and Manchester cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Manchester from Wolverhampton for as little as £15  in the next 7 days.

What is the average price of train tickets to Manchester from Wolverhampton?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Wolverhampton to Manchester train price to come in at an average of £18  one way.

How many miles is it from Wolverhampton to Manchester by train?

The train distance from Wolverhampton to Manchester is around 61 miles (99 km).

How long is the train journey to Manchester from Wolverhampton?

On average the Wolverhampton to Manchester train time is 1 h 9 min  covering the 61 miles (99 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Which train station from Wolverhampton to Manchester do I depart from? Which Manchester train station from Wolverhampton do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Wolverhampton   and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the departure train station in Wolverhampton located? Where is the arrival train station in Manchester located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Wolverhampton and travel around 0.2 miles (328 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (587 m) from the train station to the city centre in Manchester.

Which train providers should I travel with from Wolverhampton to Manchester?

Take the Wolverhampton to Manchester train with Cross Country, Avanti West Coast or West Midlands Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Wolverhampton and Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains per day are there to Manchester from Wolverhampton?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Wolverhampton to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Wolverhampton to Manchester?

If you prefer early morning trains from Wolverhampton to Manchester, the first train leaves at 08: 14. If you prefer late night trains from Wolverhampton to Manchester, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 14. Omio shows you the latest train from Wolverhampton to Manchester timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Wolverhampton to Manchester for the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets between Wolverhampton and Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £18 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Wolverhampton to Manchester a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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