How to get from York to Manchester

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from York to Manchester

You can get from York to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from York to Manchester on 26 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:22York2h06 10:28Manchester Victoria
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11:23York2h05 13:28Manchester Victoria
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17:23York2h05 19:28Manchester Victoria
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10:23York2h19 12:42Manchester Victoria
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16:23York2h18 18:41Manchester Victoria
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Travel Information from York to Manchester

distanceDistance57 miles (92 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £15
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £11 • 1 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 1 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a coach or train to travel 57 miles (92 km) to Manchester from York. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from York to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from York to Manchester

Travel 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 York to Manchester.

There are 2 ways to get from York to Manchester: coach or train.

The cheapest way from York to Manchester is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £11 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A train journey is usually £4 less than a journey to Manchester by coach, which costs on average £15 for the same trip.

The fastest way from York to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 17 min.

Other travel options from York to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 45 min.

The York to Manchester distance is approximately 57 miles (92 km).

The average frequency per day from York to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between York and 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 when travelling from York to Manchester:

  • Most travellers board their coach from York, Train Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from York to Manchester Piccadilly.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from York to Manchester:

  • You can go to Manchester from York by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £15 with National Express from York to Manchester on Omio.
  • You can go to Manchester from York by train with Northern Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for £11 with Northern Rail from York to Manchester on Omio.
Many of our customers travelling from York to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your York and Manchester trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip between York and Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £15 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £11 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Manchester from York online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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