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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jun 17

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Cross Country
10:03PM1h32
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:35PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$251One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
11:03AM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
12:03PM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
09:25PM1h29
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:54PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:25PM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
09:56PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$331One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, June 17
Cross Country
08:03AM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
09:33AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:25AM1h32
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
09:57AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
08:30AM1h49
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:19AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:03AM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:33AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
09:25AM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:56AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
09:30AM1h50
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:20AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
10:03AM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:33AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
10:25AM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:56AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
10:30AM1h50
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:20PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
11:03AM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
11:25AM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:56PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
11:30AM1h49
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:19PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
12:03PM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
12:25PM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:56PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
12:30PM1h50
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
02:20PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
01:03PM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
02:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
01:25PM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
02:56PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
01:30PM1h48
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
03:18PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
02:03PM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
03:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
02:25PM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
03:56PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
02:30PM1h49
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
04:19PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
03:03PM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
04:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
03:25PM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
04:56PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
03:30PM1h48
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
05:18PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
04:03PM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
05:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
04:25PM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
05:56PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
04:30PM1h50
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
06:20PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
05:03PM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
06:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
05:25PM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
06:56PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
05:30PM1h48
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
07:18PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
06:03PM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
07:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
06:25PM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
07:56PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
06:30PM1h50
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
08:20PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
06:35PM2h03
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
08:38PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
07:25PM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
08:56PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
07:30PM1h48
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
09:18PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
08:03PM1h28
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
09:31PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:25PM1h31
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
09:56PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
08:30PM1h48
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:18PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:25PM1h29
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:54PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers
West Midlands Railway
09:30PM1h48
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:18PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
1 transfer
Cross Country
10:03PM1h32
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:35PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Manchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jun 17

Fastest Journey

1 h 28 m

Average

1 h 37 m

Trains per day

42

Distance

113 km

Of the 42 trains that leave Manchester for Birmingham every day 27 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
08:03PM1h28
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
09:31PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
09:25PM1h29
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:54PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
11:03AM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
12:03PM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:33PMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:03AM1h30
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
09:33AMBirmingham New Street (BHM)
$711One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Birmingham

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price$40 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency20 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from Manchester to Birmingham cover the 70 miles (113 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 30 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 20 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $40 (€35), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $10 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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

For as little as $22 (€19) you can travel by train between Manchester and Birmingham with CrossCountry, West Midland Trains and Virgin Trains. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Train information from Manchester to Birmingham with Virgin Trains:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 3 min
  • Cheapest Price: $29
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 5 a day

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.%


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  • 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%.
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FAQs: Trains from Manchester to Birmingham

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham can start from as little as $10 (€9) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Birmingham is $40 (€35); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Birmingham train time is 1 h 30 min   covering the 70 mile (113 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Birmingham leaves at 7: 03 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Birmingham leaves at 10: 04 PM.
Yes, there are 11 direct trains a day from Manchester to Birmingham with CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Manchester to Birmingham train with CrossCountry, West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail (3). However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Manchester to Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 04 PM.

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

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

A day trip to Birmingham from Manchester is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 30 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Manchester to Birmingham is April.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Manchester to Birmingham including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Birmingham

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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
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
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Manchester, Abraham Moss

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