The best way to find a cheap train ticket from York to Manchester 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 York for Manchester every day 4 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 7 min|
|Average train ticket price||$38 (€33)|
|Train frequency||36 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 33 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Northern Rail or Transpennine Express|
Trains from York to Manchester cover the 57 miles (92 km) long route taking on average 2 h 7 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 36 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $38 (€33), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $38 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from York and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Northern Rail (3) trains will get you to Manchester from York from $38 (€33). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operating company in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The company operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.
Trains from York to Manchester leave throughout the day and evening. Trains run overnight, with early morning services departing the city of York in the early hours of the morning, arriving in Manchester approximately two hours later. The last train leaves just before midnight, but trains are also available in the early hours of the morning. Trains leave roughly every half an hour, although this is reduced to one service every 2 hours overnight. Trains between York and Manchester are provided by TransPennine Express.
The train station in York is located just a few minutes walk from the city centre, on Station Road. It is a large station that provides trains to destinations across the country. When arriving at the station, Coaches and buses pull in directly outside the entrance. Buses from the city centre to the station run during the day and finish around midnight. National Express coach services also arrive at the station. There is parking available, and a cab rank is located in front of the main entrance.
Manchester is known around the world for its cultural heritage and cosmopolitan city centre. Tourists can visit a large number of museums, or can attend a concert in the city's giant arena. Trains from York to Manchester arrive at two stations; Victoria and Piccadilly. Piccadilly is the more central station, and it is located closer to Manchester Coach Station. Both stations have large cab ranks situated outside the entrances, and both are served by bus services that run during the day and the evening. The city centre is a short walk or cab ride from each station.
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:
Omio customers book a train from York to Manchester Piccadilly most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called York, is located 0.5 miles (788 m) from the city center of York.
The most popular arrival train station, Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city center of Manchester.
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