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MAN — BHX
26 Jun — 3 Jul1
1 adult
Wed 26/6

Manchester to Birmingham train information

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

RETURN FROM

£62

AVG TRAVEL TIME

1h 29m

TRAIN COMPANIES

Cross Country, Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway
The best return train deal from Manchester to Birmingham found on momondo in the last 72 hours is £62
Average time it takes to travel by train from Manchester to Birmingham
There are 3 train companies servicing this route: Cross Country, Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway

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

Birmingham Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Birmingham
Birmingham The HawthornsBirmingham, 52.5012, -1.911602
Birmingham Stourbridge TownBirmingham, 52.45559, -2.14182
Birmingham Stratford-upon-Avon BearleyBirmingham, 52.244984, -1.749695
Birmingham AlvechurchBirmingham, 52.346135, -1.967597
Birmingham Acocks GreenBirmingham, 52.449351, -1.818951
Birmingham Adderley ParkBirmingham, 52.48312, -1.855908

Book return train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham

Below are the quickest and cheapest return train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Cross Country
20 Jul
05:11Manchester Piccadilly
1h 45m
06:56Birmingham New Street
27 Jul
06:30Birmingham New Street
1h 29m
07:59Manchester Piccadilly
Multiple carriers
20 Jul
06:11Manchester Piccadilly
1h 53m
2 stops
08:04Birmingham New Street
27 Jul
07:22Birmingham New Street
1h 57m
1 stop
09:19Manchester Piccadilly
AccesRail
10 Jul
21:15Manchester
1h 40m
22:55Birmingham Colmore Row
1 Aug
03:45Birmingham Colmore Row
1h 40m
05:25Manchester
AccesRail
10 Jul
16:25Manchester
2h 05m
18:30Birmingham Colmore Row
2 Aug
10:00Birmingham Colmore Row
1h 40m
11:40Manchester
AccesRail
6 Sept
09:05Manchester
1h 55m
11:00Birmingham Colmore Row
19 Sept
03:45Birmingham Colmore Row
1h 40m
05:25Manchester
AccesRail
6 Sept
20:15Manchester
1h 40m
21:55Birmingham Colmore Row
20 Sept
09:00Birmingham Colmore Row
1h 40m
10:40Manchester

FAQs for booking trains from Manchester to Birmingham

How long is the train ride from Manchester to Birmingham?

Arrive at your destination quickly by taking a 1h 29m train from Manchester to Birmingham. Look into Cross Country, they have one of the quickest options available.

Which train companies operate between Manchester to Birmingham?

Cross Country, Avanti West Coast, and West Midlands Railway will take you from Manchester to Birmingham. Cross Country has been recently found as the cheapest option from £62 return.

How far is Manchester to Birmingham by train?

There are 70.4 mi between Manchester and Birmingham. By train, the distance is greater, and the train route may stop elsewhere along the way. In terms of time, a normal route is around 1h 29m.

Is a train the fastest way to get from Manchester to Birmingham?

We’ve found that taking a train from Manchester to Birmingham with Cross Country is more time-efficient when based simply on travel duration. A flight from Manchester to Birmingham or a bus from Manchester to Birmingham can take you longer than a 1h 30m train.

Is a train the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Birmingham?

Planning to book a bus from Manchester to Birmingham can be a safe bet when looking for a low-cost deal to your destination. Currently, a flight and a train are priced higher than the cost of a bus. You can search prices for a flight from Manchester starting at £120 to Birmingham or a train from Manchester to Birmingham starting at £49 if that is your preferred method of transportation.


Cross Country trains from Manchester to Birmingham

Our best Cross Country deals on Manchester to Birmingham train tickets
Cross Country
20 Jul
QQM05:11Manchester Piccadilly
1h 45m
QQN06:56Birmingham New Street
27 Jul
QQN06:30Birmingham New Street
1h 29m
QQM07:59Manchester Piccadilly
Cross Country
30 Aug
QQM07:03Manchester Piccadilly
1h 30m
QQN08:33Birmingham New Street
6 Sept
QQN06:30Birmingham New Street
1h 29m
QQM07:59Manchester Piccadilly

Multiple carriers trains from Manchester to Birmingham

Our best Multiple carriers deals on Manchester to Birmingham train tickets
Multiple carriers
20 Jul
QQM06:11Manchester Piccadilly
1h 53m
2 stops
QQN08:04Birmingham New Street
27 Jul
QQN07:22Birmingham New Street
1h 57m
1 stop
QQM09:19Manchester Piccadilly
Multiple carriers
10 Jul
QQM06:03Manchester Piccadilly
1h 34m
QQN07:37Birmingham New Street
2 Aug
QQN06:30Birmingham New Street
1h 29m
QQM07:59Manchester Piccadilly

Popular train routes to Birmingham

Most frequently searched train routes to Birmingham, along with the cheapest price and shortest travel time.
Trains to Birmingham from London
Fastest travel time1h 16m
Cheapest price£17
Trains to Birmingham from Carlisle
Fastest travel time2h 56m
Cheapest price£110
Trains to Birmingham from Leeds
Fastest travel time2h 01m
Cheapest price£51
Trains to Birmingham from Exeter
Fastest travel time2h 28m
Cheapest price£196
Trains to Birmingham from Bristol
Fastest travel time1h 14m
Cheapest price£69
Trains to Birmingham from Plymouth
Fastest travel time3h 29m
Cheapest price£185
Trains to Birmingham from Oxford
Fastest travel time1h 09m
Cheapest price£85
Trains to Birmingham from Liverpool
Fastest travel time1h 45m
Cheapest price£133
Trains to Birmingham from Coventry
Fastest travel time0h 20m
Cheapest price£189

Other train routes from Manchester

Find and compare cheap train tickets from Manchester to other popular destinations on momondo
Trains from Manchester to London
Fastest travel time2h 06m
Cheapest price£43
Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh
Fastest travel time3h 11m
Cheapest price£166
Trains from Manchester to Liverpool
Fastest travel time0h 50m
Cheapest price£390
Trains from Manchester to Glasgow
Fastest travel time3h 14m
Cheapest price£151
Trains from Manchester to Leeds
Fastest travel time0h 56m
Cheapest price£67
Trains from Manchester to Oxford
Fastest travel time3h 04m
Cheapest price£214
Trains from Manchester to Coventry
Fastest travel time2h 16m
Cheapest price£87
Trains from Manchester to Southampton
Fastest travel time4h 15m
Cheapest price£125
Trains from Manchester to Carlisle
Fastest travel time1h 45m
Cheapest price£69

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