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The cheapest trains

from Manchester
to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Aug 24

Cheapest

$27

Average

$42

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

The average ticket from Manchester to Birmingham will cost around $ 42 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 27.

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09:05Manchester Piccadilly1h2810:33Birmingham New Street
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$271One-way
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08:05Manchester Piccadilly1h2809:33Birmingham New Street
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$271One-way
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08:30Manchester Piccadilly1h5010:20Birmingham New Street
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$521One-way
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08:35Manchester Piccadilly1h5010:25Birmingham New Street
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$521One-way
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08:27Manchester Piccadilly1h3109:58Birmingham New Street
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$521One-way

Train Times

Manchester to Birmingham

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08:05Manchester Piccadilly1h2809:33Birmingham New Street
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08:27Manchester Piccadilly1h3109:58Birmingham New Street
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08:30Manchester Piccadilly1h5010:20Birmingham New Street
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08:35Manchester Piccadilly1h5010:25Birmingham New Street
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09:05Manchester Piccadilly1h2810:33Birmingham New Street
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Sat
Aug 24
$27Cross Country
$11National Express
Sun
Aug 25
$30Northern Rail
$11National Express
Mon
Aug 26
$27Cross Country
$11National Express
Tue
Aug 27
$27Cross Country
$5National Express
Wed
Aug 28
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$7National Express
Thu
Aug 29
$27Cross Country
$5National Express
Fri
Aug 30
$47West Midlands Railway
$8National Express
Sat
Aug 31
$27Cross Country
$5National Express
Sun
Sep 1
$16Cross Country
$7National Express
Mon
Sep 2
$27Cross Country
$5National Express
Tue
Sep 3
$27Cross Country
$7National Express
Wed
Sep 4
$27Cross Country
$5National Express
Thu
Sep 5
$27Cross Country
$7National Express
Fri
Sep 6
$47West Midlands Railway
$5National Express
Sat
Sep 7
$23West Midlands Railway
$7National Express
Sun
Sep 8
$17Cross Country
$7National Express
Mon
Sep 9
$20Cross Country
$7National Express
Tue
Sep 10
$27Cross Country
$5National Express
Wed
Sep 11
$27Cross Country
$5National Express
Thu
Sep 12
$21Cross Country
$5National Express

The fastest trains

from Manchester
to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Aug 24

Fastest Journey

1h 28m

Average

1h 37m

Trains per day

5

Distance

113 km

Of the 5 train that leave Manchester for Birmingham every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 113 km distance in an average of 1h 37m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 28m .

The slowest train will take 1h 50m 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
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09:05Manchester Piccadilly1h2810:33Birmingham New Street
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$271One-way
Fastest
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08:05Manchester Piccadilly1h2809:33Birmingham New Street
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$271One-way
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08:27Manchester Piccadilly1h3109:58Birmingham New Street
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$521One-way
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08:30Manchester Piccadilly1h5010:20Birmingham New Street
1 change
$521One-way
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08:35Manchester Piccadilly1h5010:25Birmingham New Street
1 change
$521One-way

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Journey Summary

Manchester to Birmingham Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 34 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $31
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Birmingham
Distance:113 km
TrainTrain Companies:Cross Country, West Midlands Railway, Northern Rail

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
Birmingham
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

TrainManchester Piccadilly

Amenities

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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.
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.
TrainManchester Victoria

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