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Birmingham-Manchester Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Birmingham to Manchester?

Lowest Price$26.89
Fastest Train1h 29m
Trains Per Day62
Train Lines6

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to Manchester right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Birmingham to Manchester?

In the last month, $64.49 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, BIR to Manchester, MAN. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Manchester?

The distance between Birmingham and Manchester is approximately 70 miles, or 113 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 29 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Birmingham to Manchester are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Birmingham at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Manchester?

There are 62 scheduled trains on most days. 7 of these are direct connections to Manchester. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Manchester to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Manchester for $8.11.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Manchester?

There are 6 train lines with service from Birmingham, Birmingham to Manchester, Manchester. West Midlands Railway + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 46 trains each day.

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Birmingham where you can board the train:

  • Snow Hill
  • Birmingham International Rail Station
  • New St Station
  • Moor St Station

Where is the train station in Manchester?

Manchester receives travelers from Birmingham at its two active train stations:

  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Piccadilly

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