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5 Mar — 12 Mar1
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Northern Rail
With transfers
1h 33m
Northern Rail
Transpennine Express
With transfers
1h 32m
Transpennine Express
Multiple carriers
With transfers
2h 10m
Multiple carriers
Transpennine Express
With transfers
3h 10m
Transpennine Express
Transpennine Express
With transfers
3h 09m
Transpennine Express
Cross Country
With transfers
1h 28m
Cross Country

Manchester train information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and train companies that offer trains to Manchester

RETURN FROM

£20

ONE-WAY FROM

£7

POPULAR STATION

Manchester Piccadilly

POPULAR TRAIN COMPANY

Northern Rail
The cheapest return train ticket to Manchester is from Liverpool, starting at £20. This price was found within the last 72 hours.
The cheapest one-way train ticket to Manchester is from Leeds, starting at £7. This price was found within the last 72 hours.
Manchester Piccadilly is one of the most popular stations in Manchester
Northern Rail, East Midlands Railway, and Transpennine Express also service this route

Manchester Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Manchester
Manchester Stockton-on-TeesManchester, 54.569862, -1.318083
Manchester CliftonManchester, 53.522491, -2.31474
Manchester RadcliffeManchester, 53.562197, -2.321509
Dukinfield Fairfield, ManchesterManchester, 53.471195, -2.143135
Manchester Peel HallManchester, 53.373714, -2.250418
Manchester Sale Water Park MetrolinkManchester, 53.427776, -2.290176

Book return train tickets to Manchester

Below are the quickest and cheapest return train tickets to Manchester that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Northern Rail
30 Mar
06:00Liverpool Lime Street
0h 55m
06:55Manchester Deansgate
6 Apr
07:00Manchester Deansgate
0h 52m
07:52Liverpool Lime Street
Multiple carriers
30 Mar
06:49Liverpool Lime Street
0h 49m
07:38Manchester Oxford Road
6 Apr
06:32Manchester Oxford Road
1h 20m
07:52Liverpool Lime Street
Multiple carriers
30 Mar
05:34Liverpool Lime Street
0h 40m
06:14Manchester Shudehill Interchange
6 Apr
05:30Manchester Shudehill Interchange
0h 52m
06:22Liverpool Lime Street
AccesRail
30 Mar
16:25Liverpool Central
1h 05m
17:30Manchester
6 Apr
13:05Manchester
1h 05m
14:10Liverpool Central
AccesRail
29 Mar
02:45Liverpool Central
1h 00m
03:45Manchester
6 Apr
18:35Manchester
1h 05m
19:40Liverpool Central
Transpennine Express
29 Mar
02:30Leeds
1h 11m
03:41Manchester Piccadilly
6 Apr
04:37Manchester Piccadilly
1h 12m
05:49Leeds

Book one-way train tickets to Manchester

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets to Manchester found on momondo in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find available train tickets by date.
Northern Rail
11 Mar
05:19Leeds
1h 33m
06:52Manchester Shudehill Interchange
Transpennine Express
10 Mar
02:01Leeds
1h 32m
03:33Manchester Piccadilly
Multiple carriers
22 Mar
05:30Birmingham New Street
2h 10m
1 stop
07:40Manchester Piccadilly
Transpennine Express
26 Mar
06:12Edinburgh Bus Station
3h 10m
09:22Manchester Oxford Road
Transpennine Express
13 Apr
06:13Edinburgh Waverley
3h 09m
09:22Manchester Oxford Road
Cross Country
22 Mar
06:01Birmingham New Street
1h 28m
07:29Manchester Piccadilly

FAQs for booking trains to Manchester

How to get to the centre of Manchester from Manchester train stations?

Reaching Manchester Central Business District (CBD) in the city centre is straightforward from any of the three main train stations in the city. Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, the principal terminal for trains to Manchester, is a short drive by taxi, car hire or rideshare services such as Uber. Optionally, you can take Tram 1, which, including walk time, doesn't take long to get you to the CBD. It is close enough for a comfortable bike ride or a leisurely walk, especially if you're travelling with minimal luggage. Manchester trains arriving at Manchester Oxford Road Railway Station (the second busiest) leaves you even closer to the Central Business District than Manchester Piccadilly so that you can anticipate a reduced time on the road between the two locations. Bus lines 102 from Piccadilly Gardens and 197 from Great Bridgewater Street take a few minutes to the city centre. Most routes by car will serve you well if you prefer this to a bike ride, and there's a route via Rochdale Canal Tow Path, which is best for walking. If your cheap train tickets to Manchester take you via Manchester Victoria Railway Station, there are convenient vehicular routes to get you there in a few minutes. Free Bus 2 or the Green Line metro to St. Peter's Square are speedy options, and so is cycling, but walking will take you on a slightly longer journey.

Can you leave luggage in train stations at Manchester?

When you want to enjoy the rail to Manchester for a day trip or discover nearby attractions for a few hours before your scheduled departure, luggage facilities come in handy to allow you to move around without your baggage. You can also use this facility for pre-booking heavy cases or travel bags when you purchase advance train tickets to Manchester, although not all of the city's rail stations are equipped with luggage storage lockers. For Manchester trains arriving at Piccadilly station, the luggage storage is located between Platforms 10 and 11 and stays open from early morning until late at night. Unfortunately, taking the train to Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria stations, you won't find any luggage storage lockers at these stations at this time.

What services are available at the popular stations in Manchester?

All of the major railway stations in Manchester are equipped with plenty of amenities and services. You will find ticket offices, taxi stand, Metrolink access, refreshment stands, toilets, ramps for wheelchair users to board trains from platforms and induction loops for the hearing impaired. At Manchester Piccadilly station, you can enjoy a long list of extra/superior facilities, including long-term parking, ticket vending machines as well as information points and a reception desk. Avanti West Coast train company provides a first-class passenger lounge in the main concourse, while the upper concourse offers a departure lounge and photo booth. The station is also stair-free, with wheelchairs available upon request for use around the station. Manchester Piccadilly station is open around the clock. At Manchester Oxford Road station, the office is usually open before dawn until just before midnight from Monday to Saturday, opening a little later on Sundays. Manchester Victoria station is also open from pre-dawn hours daily but closes after midnight.

Do I need identification to travel to Manchester by train?

If you are a UK citizen or permanent resident, a passport is not required for travel by train to Manchester from anywhere in the UK. You should, however, carry some form of photographic ID such as a driving licence, a valid EU national identity card or a proof of age card for minors in case of inspections by train or station staff. All other foreign nationals should consider travelling with their valid passport as proof of ID if and when required in Manchester trains.

How much is a train ticket to Manchester?

Users have found that prices vary from their starting point. Tickets for trains from London, Liverpool, or Manchester usually start from around £338, £302, or £89, respectively.

What is the main train station in Manchester?

Manchester is best served by Manchester Piccadilly. There you’ll find a number of trains that can get you to your destination. A major city accessible by train from Manchester Piccadilly is London.

What train companies go to Manchester?

Some of the options we’ve found for trains to Manchester are Northern Rail, East Midlands Railway, and Transpennine Express. Typically, your options for trains to Manchester will be determined by the route you take.

How far in advance should I book a train to Manchester?

£7 is the average one-way price to Manchester this week. We don’t expect any changes in price for the next 3 months. We recommend booking when you can to ensure you have your desired date secured.

How far is the centre of Manchester from Manchester Piccadilly, Stockton-on-Tees and Manchester Clifton stations?

If you are travelling from Manchester Piccadilly station, Stockton-on-Tees station or Manchester Clifton station to the centre of Manchester, then the most direct route is 8.7 mi, 92.5 mi and 11.8 mi, respectively.

How far is Manchester Piccadilly from Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford and University of Manchester?

Etihad Stadium, Manchester’s most popular landmark, is 1.3 mi from Manchester Piccadilly. Old Trafford, the city’s second most popular place to visit, is 2.7 mi from Manchester Piccadilly. The third most popular attraction in Manchester is University of Manchester, which is 0.8 mi from Manchester Piccadilly.


Popular train routes to Manchester

Most frequently searched train routes to Manchester, along with the cheapest price and shortest travel time.
Trains to Manchester from London
Fastest travel time2h 06m
Cheapest price£338
Trains to Manchester from Liverpool
Fastest travel time0h 51m
Cheapest price£302
Trains to Manchester from Leeds
Fastest travel time0h 57m
Cheapest price£18
Trains to Manchester from Carlisle
Fastest travel time1h 45m
Cheapest price£27
Trains to Manchester from Edinburgh
Fastest travel time3h 14m
Cheapest price£3,925
Trains to Manchester from Birmingham
Fastest travel time1h 26m
Cheapest price£145
Trains to Manchester from Southampton
Fastest travel time4h 08m
Cheapest price£125
Trains to Manchester from Oxford
Fastest travel time2h 44m
Cheapest price£215

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