Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jan 27

Cheapest

$55

Average

$63

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Birmingham will cost around $ 63 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 55.

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09:27AMManchester Piccadilly1h32 10:59AMBirmingham New Street
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$551One-way
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08:27AMManchester Piccadilly1h31 09:58AMBirmingham New Street
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$551One-way
09:55AMManchester Piccadilly1h56 11:51AMBirmingham New Street
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$621One-way
09:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h53 11:24AMBirmingham New Street
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$621One-way
08:31AMManchester Piccadilly2h20 10:51AMBirmingham New Street
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$731One-way

Train schedule from Manchester to Birmingham

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08:27AMManchester Piccadilly1h31 09:58AMBirmingham New Street
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08:31AMManchester Piccadilly2h20 10:51AMBirmingham New Street
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08:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h53 10:24AMBirmingham New Street
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09:27AMManchester Piccadilly1h32 10:59AMBirmingham New Street
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09:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h53 11:24AMBirmingham New Street
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09:55AMManchester Piccadilly1h56 11:51AMBirmingham New Street
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Jan 27
$55Cross Country
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Fri
Jan 28
$55Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Sat
Jan 29
$31Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Sun
Jan 30
$31Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Mon
Jan 31
$55Cross Country
$5Flixbus
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Feb 1
$55Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 2
$55Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Thu
Feb 3
$55Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 4
$55Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Sat
Feb 5
$61Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Sun
Feb 6
$31Avanti West Coast
$5Flixbus
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Feb 7
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$5Flixbus
Tue
Feb 8
$55Cross Country
$5Flixbus
Wed
Feb 9
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$4Flixbus
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Feb 10
$55Cross Country
$5Flixbus
Fri
Feb 11
$55Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Sat
Feb 12
$32Cross Country
$9National Express
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Feb 13
$31Cross Country
$4Flixbus
Mon
Feb 14
$55Cross Country
$5Flixbus
Tue
Feb 15
$55Cross Country
$4Flixbus

Fastest train times from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jan 27

Fastest Journey

1 h 31 m

Average

1 h 50 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

113 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Birmingham every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 113 km distance in an average of 1 h 50 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 31 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:27AMManchester Piccadilly1h31 09:58AMBirmingham New Street
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$551One-way
09:27AMManchester Piccadilly1h32 10:59AMBirmingham New Street
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$551One-way
08:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h53 10:24AMBirmingham New Street
2 changes
$731One-way
09:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h53 11:24AMBirmingham New Street
2 changes
$621One-way
09:55AMManchester Piccadilly1h56 11:51AMBirmingham New Street
1 changes
$621One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price$45 (€38)
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 31 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 journey for as low as $31 (€26), but the average price of train tickets is $45 (€38). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Manchester to Birmingham trains

Travel to Birmingham from Manchester from $31 (€26) with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

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 between Manchester and Birmingham, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this journey. 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 between Manchester and 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 between Manchester and 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 $31 (€26), buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

CrossCountry from Manchester to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 27 min
  • Average Price: $31
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

CrossCountry's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train to Birmingham from Manchester are the following:

  • 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 are cheap trains between Manchester and Birmingham?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Manchester to Birmingham trains for as little as $31 (€26)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket to Birmingham from Manchester?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $45 (€38)  for a train ticket between Manchester and Birmingham.

How many miles is it from Manchester to Birmingham by train?

The distance from Manchester to Birmingham by train is approximately 70 miles (113 km).

How long is the train to Birmingham from Manchester?

The Manchester to Birmingham train duration is on average 1 h 31 min, which is to be expected when traveling 70 miles (113 km) to Birmingham from Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What station does the train from Manchester to Birmingham depart from? Which Birmingham train station do I come into from Manchester?

When taking a train from Manchester, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. When you arrive in Birmingham, your train can arrive in train stations including Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Birmingham New Street.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Birmingham, called Birmingham New Street, is located around 0.2 miles (399 m) away from its city center.

What train companies offer a service between Manchester and Birmingham?

For the best Manchester to Birmingham train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Manchester and Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any direct trains from Manchester to Birmingham?

Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Manchester to Birmingham with Cross Country, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.

How many train services are there between Manchester and Birmingham a day?

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 first Manchester to Birmingham train departs at 5: 11 AM   and the last train from Manchester to Birmingham leaves at 10: 27 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Manchester to Birmingham on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I purchase Manchester to Birmingham train tickets to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets to Birmingham from Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $45 (€38) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Birmingham a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Birmingham
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your trip to Birmingham.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales