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Journey Summary

Manchester to Birmingham Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 46 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $54
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Birmingham
Distance:113 km
Train Companies:Avanti West Coast, Cross Country, West Midlands Railway
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CrossCountry Manchester – Birmingham

For as little as $21 (€17) you can travel by train between Manchester and Birmingham with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

CrossCountry

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

Book your CrossCountry Manchester to Birmingham train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Manchester to Birmingham routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Manchester and Birmingham is 70 miles (113 km), and the best price for a one-way Manchester - Birmingham CrossCountry train ticket starts at $21 (€17) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

These are CrossCountry's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Manchester to 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.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Birmingham
Manchester Oxford Road
Amenities
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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