Cheap Manchester to Birmingham train tickets

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How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Manchester to Birmingham was $55.15. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 4 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $0.97 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Manchester to Birmingham ? How far is Manchester to Birmingham ?

The distance between Manchester to Birmingham is 70.30 miles or 113.11 km. A train trip from Manchester to Birmingham typically takes 2 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by CrossCountry. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 1 hour and 28 minutes to get from Manchester to Birmingham.

Getting to Birmingham from Manchester by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to Birmingham from Manchester is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in Birmingham and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.

On Tuesday trains from Manchester to Birmingham are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Northern Rail + Connections has the most connections between Manchester to Birmingham

Typically there are 50 schedules to compare for your trip to Birmingham. On the route to Birmingham 7 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Northern Rail + Connections offers the most scheduled departures between Manchester to Birmingham, usually offering 14 trips per day. 4 train trips per day are direct connections to Birmingham, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Manchester to Birmingham, which start at $7.78.

Manchester to Birmingham is served by 7 train carriers

Arriva Trains Wales + Connections

Arriva Trains Wales + Connections train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham start from $47.93, and on average cost $55.32. Daily there are 5 Arriva Trains Wales + Connections schedules to Birmingham. Arriva Trains Wales + Connections in Manchester leaves from Manchester Piccadilly and one other station. And in Birmingham trains arrive at Birmingham International Rail Station and 6 other train stations.

From Manchester to Birmingham train travel on Arriva Trains Wales + Connections takes 2 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, Arriva Trains Wales + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 28 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Arriva Trains Wales + Connections offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Birmingham.

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Avg. Time
2h 6m
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$55.32

Northern Rail + Connections

Northern Rail + Connections train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham start from $31.16, and on average cost $55.66. Daily there are 14 Northern Rail + Connections schedules to Birmingham. Northern Rail + Connections in Manchester leaves from Manchester Airport and 8 other stations. And in Birmingham trains arrive at New St Station and 3 other train stations.

From Manchester to Birmingham train travel on Northern Rail + Connections takes 2 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, Northern Rail + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 28 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Northern Rail + Connections offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Birmingham.

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2h 12m
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$55.66

TransPennine Express + Connections

TransPennine Express + Connections train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham start from $58.25, and on average cost $62.18. Daily there are 12 TransPennine Express + Connections schedules to Birmingham. TransPennine Express + Connections in Manchester leaves from Manchester Airport, And in Birmingham trains arrive at Snow Hill and 3 other train stations.

From Manchester to Birmingham train travel on TransPennine Express + Connections takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, TransPennine Express + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 28 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, TransPennine Express + Connections offers 22 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Birmingham.

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2h 30m
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$62.18

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham start from $52.89, and on average cost $52.89. Daily there are 1 Virgin Trains schedules to Birmingham. Virgin Trains in Manchester leaves from Manchester Piccadilly, And in Birmingham trains arrive at New St Station and one other train station.

From Manchester to Birmingham train travel on Virgin Trains takes 1 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, Virgin Trains offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 28 minutes.

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1h 44m
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$52.89

Virgin Trains + Connections

Virgin Trains + Connections train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham start from $40.64, and on average cost $51.14. Daily there are 10 Virgin Trains + Connections schedules to Birmingham. Virgin Trains + Connections in Manchester leaves from Manchester Piccadilly, And in Birmingham trains arrive at Snow Hill and 7 other train stations.

From Manchester to Birmingham train travel on Virgin Trains + Connections takes 2 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, Virgin Trains + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 28 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Virgin Trains + Connections offers 14 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Birmingham.

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Avg. Time
2h 2m
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$51.14

CrossCountry + Connections

CrossCountry + Connections train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham start from $31.16, and on average cost $52.31. Daily there are 5 CrossCountry + Connections schedules to Birmingham. CrossCountry + Connections in Manchester leaves from Manchester Piccadilly, And in Birmingham trains arrive at Birmingham International Rail Station and 4 other train stations.

From Manchester to Birmingham train travel on CrossCountry + Connections takes 1 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, CrossCountry + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 28 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, CrossCountry + Connections offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Birmingham.

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1h 57m
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$52.31

CrossCountry

CrossCountry train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham start from $25.35, and on average cost $43.40. Daily there are 4 CrossCountry schedules to Birmingham. CrossCountry in Manchester leaves from Manchester Piccadilly, And in Birmingham trains arrive at New St Station and one other train station.

From Manchester to Birmingham train travel on CrossCountry takes 1 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, CrossCountry offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 28 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, CrossCountry offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Birmingham.

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1h 31m
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$43.40
There are 9 different stations that serve train trips to Birmingham that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Manchester serving this route is Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport, Mauldeth Rd, Belle Vue Station, Levenshulme, Ryder Brow, Ashburys Station, Gorton Station, Ardwick Station.
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Airport
  • Mauldeth Rd
  • Belle Vue Station
  • Levenshulme
  • Ryder Brow
  • Ashburys Station
  • Gorton Station
  • Ardwick Station
There are 8 different stations where trains arrive to in Birmingham. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Manchester serving this route is New St Station, Birmingham International Rail Station, Snow Hill, Moor St Station, Jewellery Quarter, University (Birmingham), Five Ways, Aston Station.
  • New St Station
  • Birmingham International Rail Station
  • Snow Hill
  • Moor St Station
  • Jewellery Quarter
  • University (Birmingham)
  • Five Ways
  • Aston Station