Birmingham to Manchester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:57
  • Last train
    22:31
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 26m

Travelling from Birmingham to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Birmingham to Manchester take around 1 hour and 26 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 113 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Manchester.

Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Manchester?

Direct trains from Birmingham to Manchester have been found.

We usually find around 35 direct trains on the route from Birmingham to Manchester every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 34 departures.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Manchester?

The Birmingham to Manchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 26 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Birmingham to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 05:57 and the last train is around 22:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 05:57, and the last at 22:31.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Birmingham to Manchester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Birmingham to Manchester by train.

Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Manchester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Birmingham to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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