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Train Information to Birmingham from Manchester

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price$48 (€39)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Birmingham cover the 70 miles (113 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 30 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $21 (€17), but the average price of train tickets is $48 (€39). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Manchester to Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Manchester to Birmingham, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this trip. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 70 miles (113 km) trip between Manchester and Birmingham, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Manchester to Birmingham as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains from Manchester to Birmingham in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for CrossCountry trains from Manchester to Birmingham starting at $21 (€17), buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

Train information from Manchester to Birmingham with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration:
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Manchester and Birmingham:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Manchester to Birmingham

Two cities rivaling each other to be regarded as England's second city after London, Manchester and Birmingham are former industrial cities going through a process of regeneration. Business travelers and tourists planning a trip to the Midlands can take direct trains from Manchester to Birmingham seven days a week. Journey times from Manchester are around one hour and 30 minutes for the fastest connections. Indirect routes increase the transport possibilities.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Birmingham?

Cross Country Trains and Virgin Trains provide daily direct services from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street. Indirect connections use  Arriva Trains Wales departures from Manchester to Crewe,  or Virgin Trains departures to Stoke-on-Trent,  changing to  West Midlands Railway trains to Birmingham.

How long is the train from Manchester to Birmingham?

The fastest direct trains on the 92-mile route south-east from Manchester to Birmingham are Cross Country Trains services taking one hour and 28 minutes to reach New Street. Most direct journeys on this route take three to 15 minutes longer. Indirect connections via Crewe or Stoke take around one hour and 50 minutes.

How many trains are there from Manchester to Birmingham?

The Cross Country Trains timetable provides daily direct trains from Manchester to Birmingham New Street every half hour from early morning to late evening, with a final departure just after 10:00 p.m. Virgin Trains offer one daily indirect service, departing in the early morning. Indirect services operate hourly via Crewe and hourly via Stoke, from early morning to late evening.  Sunday schedules are less frequent, with no early morning services and hourly direct trains.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Manchester to Birmingham?

Departure train station: Manchester Piccadilly Station is situated in the city center, with tram connections available from the station and bus stops on London Road and Fairfield Street. Facilities at the station include a business lounge, free WiFi,  a mini supermarket, pharmacy, vending machines, coffee shops, bakery, newsvendor and taxi stands.

Arrival train station: Birmingham New Street Station is located in the city center, with public transport links available on buses stopping nearby on Smallbrook Queensway and Midland Metro trams stopping by the station entrance. Facilities on the station concourse include a book store, bakery, coffee shop, food supermarket, free WiFi and taxi stands.

Train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 18 €
2 weeks earlier 14 €29.%
3 weeks earlier 17 €6%
1 month before 13 €38%
2 months earlier 13 €38%
3 months earlier 14 €29.%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Manchester - Birmingham. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Manchester - Birmingham 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 6% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Manchester - Birmingham with 2 months in advance you save up to about 38% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 29%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Birmingham
Travel by train to Birmingham 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 Manchester to Birmingham.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Birmingham from Manchester cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Birmingham from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from $21 (€17)  one way.
How much is the train from Manchester to Birmingham on average?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $48 (€39)  for a train ticket from Manchester to Birmingham.
How far is Birmingham from Manchester by train?
The distance between Manchester and Birmingham by train is approximately 70 miles (113 km).
How many hours is the train time from Manchester to Birmingham?
The train time from Manchester to Birmingham is on average 1 h 30 min  for the 70 miles (113 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Manchester to Birmingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Manchester goes to Birmingham? What train station do I come into Birmingham from Manchester?

When taking the train from Manchester to Birmingham, you can choose to depart from train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Your journey can end in train stations such as Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Where is the train station in Manchester? Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which train companies can take me to Birmingham from Manchester?
For the journey from Manchester to Birmingham you can take a train with Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Manchester to Birmingham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services per day are there from Manchester to Birmingham?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Birmingham is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Manchester to Birmingham? When is the last train from Manchester to Birmingham?
The earliest train departing from Manchester to Birmingham leaves at 7: 27 AM. The last train departing from Manchester to Birmingham leaves at 9: 27 AM. You can find the latest Manchester to Birmingham train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets to Birmingham from Manchester to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Manchester to Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $48 (€39) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Manchester and Birmingham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Birmingham
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester Piccadilly
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Victoria
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