The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to York is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 5 trains that leave Manchester for York every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||57 miles (92 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 3 min|
|Average train ticket price||$10 (€9)|
|Train frequency||48 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 33 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Transpennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Cross Country or Northern Rail|
Trains from Manchester to York cover the 57 miles (92 km) long route taking on average 2 h 3 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Cross Country or Northern Rail. Normally, there are 48 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $10 (€9), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $10 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in York.
Find the best trains to York from Manchester with Omio's travel partners Northern Rail (3) and CrossCountry from $10 (€9). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
Northern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom operating trains between Manchester and York. It operates a wide range of services, from express trains to local services, and offers a variety of ticket types. Express trains are the fastest services, with journey times of up to two hours. Local services are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Northern Rail also offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and a range of refreshments. The most popular routes for Northern Rail are between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds.
Train information from Manchester to York with Northern Rail (3):
Passengers can board an average of 10 express trains from Manchester to York each day from Monday to Friday. The train services travel cross country, covering 57 miles in an astonishing 1 hour and 30 minutes. However, travelers who choose a train from Manchester to York on the weekends will find a more restricted service, with only 5 trains departing each day, but with no sacrifices on speed on this express service. Expect to enjoy a relaxed train ride in a comfortable, spacious carriage with plenty of space to store your luggage and fantastic views of the Pennines.
From Monday to Friday each week, approximately 10 trains depart each day from Manchester to York. The first train departs at 6:00 a.m. each morning and shortly before 11:00 p.m. each evening. Travelers who take trains from Manchester to York on Saturday and Sunday will find more limited service, with approximately 5 trains departing a day between 8:00 a.m. each morning and 7:00 p.m. each evening.
The average journey time for trains from Manchester to York is 1 hour and 30 minutes. However, the fastest service each day takes only 1 hour and 20 minutes. Passengers cover a distance of 57 miles during that time.
Departure station: Trains from Manchester to York depart from Manchester Victoria Station. Manchester Victoria Station is a historic station in the heart of Manchester city center, and a short walking distance from many of the center's major sights.
Arrival station: Trains to York from Manchester arrive at York Station, only a short walk from the historic center of York and major attractions like York Minster and the Jorvik Viking Center.
First Group's Transpennine Express provides trains from Manchester to York. Their express service departs from Manchester Victoria from Monday to Sunday, with trains departing at greater frequencies during the workweek than they do on the weekend or national holidays.
Transpennine Express provides trains from Manchester to York approximately 10 times each day from Monday to Friday, and 5 times a day on Saturday and Sunday. The Transpennine Express is an express service between the two cities, with an average journey time of only 1 hour and 30 minutes.
A first-class service is offered onboard trains from Manchester to York. First-class passengers will benefit from more spacious carriages, each fitted with tables and a complimentary snack trolley. Passengers on first-class services will be able to indulge in complimentary sandwiches, crisps, biscuits, and drinks.
There are ample luggage facilities on all Transpennine Express services from Manchester to York. Passengers will find luggage storage racks at the entrance to each carriage and overhead storage facilities in all areas of the train. A luggage trolley is onboard, ready to serve passengers tea, coffee, and other refreshments. Passengers can use the free WiFi to use phones, laptops, and tablets onboard the services. Plug sockets are fitted throughout all carriages.
Passengers seeking cheap train tickets from Manchester to York should look well in advance of their chosen day of departure. Travelers should be advised that to secure the best deal possible, it's best to be flexible with the departing date. However, if travelers are set on traveling on one particular day, they should look to purchase tickets outside of peak hours.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at York, located 0.5 miles (788 m) away from the city centre.
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