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Compare train tickets from Birmingham to Manchester


Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Birmingham to Manchester?

Lowest Price£16.35
Fastest Train1h 29m
Trains Per Day62
Train Lines6
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Birmingham-Manchester Train Timetable

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Manchester?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, £39.20 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Birmingham to Manchester.

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 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run 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 £4.18.

What train services are there from Birmingham to Manchester?

There are 6 train lines with service from Birmingham to Manchester. West Midlands Railway + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 46 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arriva Trains Wales + Connections22h 8m£58.16
Avanti West Coast + Connections21h 49m£30.98
Chiltern Railways + Connections32h 10m£45.03
CrossCountry71h 37m£27.67
CrossCountry + Connections22h 0m£48.32
West Midlands Railway + Connections462h 4m£39.72

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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