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.
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1 h 9 m
1 h 17 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave Wolverhampton for Manchester every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average train duration||1 h 7 min|
|Average train ticket price||£33 (€38)|
|Train frequency||42 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or London Midland|
Trains from Wolverhampton to Manchester cover the 61 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 7 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or London Midland. Normally, there are 42 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £21, but the average price of train tickets is £33. Travellers depart most frequently from Wolverhampton and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Travel from Wolverhampton to Manchester from £21 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Manchester from Wolverhampton you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Find the perfect CrossCountry train between Wolverhampton and 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 between Wolverhampton and 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 route and your CrossCountry Wolverhampton to Manchester train ticket can cost as little as £21 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets between Wolverhampton and 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!
Wolverhampton to Manchester train information with CrossCountry:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Omio customers book a train from Wolverhampton to Manchester Piccadilly most frequently for this route.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Wolverhampton and travel around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (954 m) from the train station to the city centre in Manchester.
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