Birmingham to Manchester train

Sat, Jun 15
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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Birmingham to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
08:01AM1h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:29AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Cross Country
08:30AM1h29
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:59AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
09:01AM1h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:29AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$371One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:07AM2h08
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:15AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$671One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
09:22AM1h57
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:19AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$671One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Birmingham to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, June 15
Cross Country
08:01AM1h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:29AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
08:04AM1h40
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:44AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 transfer
Cross Country
08:30AM1h29
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:59AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 transfers
Cross Country
09:01AM1h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:29AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:07AM2h08
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:15AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
09:22AM1h57
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:19AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Birmingham to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Fastest Journey

1 h 28 m

Average

1 h 41 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

113 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Birmingham for Manchester every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
09:01AM1h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:29AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$371One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Cross Country
08:01AM1h28
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:29AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:30AM1h29
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:59AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$331One-way
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
08:04AM1h40
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:44AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$671One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
09:22AM1h57
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:19AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$671One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Manchester

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 27 min
priceAverage train ticket price$51 (€45)
frequencyTrain frequency23 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 15 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from Birmingham to Manchester cover the 70 miles (113 km) long route taking on average 1 h 27 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 23 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $51 (€45), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and West Midland Trains from Birmingham to Manchester trains

Buy your official CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and West Midland Trains train tickets from Birmingham to Manchester from $22 (€19) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

Northern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom operating trains to Manchester from Birmingham. It operates a wide range of services, from express trains to local services, and offers a variety of ticket types. Express trains are the fastest services, with journey times of up to two hours. Local services are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Northern Rail also offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and a range of refreshments. The most popular routes for Northern Rail are between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds.

FAQs: Trains from Birmingham to Manchester

FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Manchester can start from as little as $21 (€19) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham to Manchester is $51 (€45); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Birmingham and Manchester is on average 1 h 27 min   for the 70 mile (113 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Birmingham and Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Birmingham to Manchester leaves at 5: 01 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Birmingham to Manchester leaves at 11: 22 PM.
Yes, there are 15 direct trains a day from Birmingham to Manchester with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the best Birmingham to Manchester train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail (3). However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Birmingham and Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 22 PM.

When departing from Birmingham, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your trip in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Manchester from Birmingham is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 27 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Birmingham to Manchester is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Manchester from Birmingham including taking a bus or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Birmingham and Manchester

Birmingham
Manchester
Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your trip to Manchester.
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Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transit options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
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Public transit options for Birmingham Moor Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: This station is not usually served by rail replacement buses, due to difficult road access. Replacement buses stop at Birmingham Snow Hill station.
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Public transit options for Birmingham International
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.
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Public transit options for Birmingham Snow Hill
Location for Rail Replacement Services: In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from: Bus Stop SH4, at the front of the station on Colmore Row.
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