|Distance||70 miles (113 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 30 min|
|Average train ticket price||$48 (€39)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Cross 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.
You can travel by train from Manchester to Birmingham with CrossCountry for as low as $21 (€17). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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