How to get from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

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Travel Information between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent

distanceDistance33 miles (53 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £7
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £6 • 34 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £6 • 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Northern Rail

Take a coach or train to travel 33 miles (53 km) to Stoke-on-Trent from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 34 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

Travel to Stoke-on-Trent 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 Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent.

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent: coach or train.

The cheapest way from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £6 compared to other travel options to Stoke-on-Trent:

A train is generally £1 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £7 from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent.

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent is by train, which takes on average 34 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Stoke-on-Trent by coach can take on average 1 h 10 min.

The distance between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent is around 33 miles (53 km).

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Stoke-on-Trent from Manchester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and tend to arrive in Stoke-on-Trent, Keele services.
  • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Stoke-on-Trent.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Stoke-on-Trent by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent tickets on Omio for £7.
  • Travel with Northern Rail for trains to Stoke-on-Trent. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Northern Rail Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent tickets on Omio for £6.

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Stoke-on-Trent with Flixbus with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to take to Stoke-on-Trent with Northern Rail, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Stoke-on-Trent tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent often also extend their holiday to go to London, Birmingham or Liverpool. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Stoke-on-Trent and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £7 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £6 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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