Pontefract to Manchester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:16
  • Last train
    23:14
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 24m

Travelling from Pontefract to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Pontefract to Manchester take around 1 hour and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 67 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Pontefract and Manchester.

Are there direct trains from Pontefract to Manchester?

Journeys between Pontefract and Manchester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Pontefract to Manchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 24 departures.

How long is the train journey from Pontefract to Manchester?

The Pontefract to Manchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Pontefract to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Pontefract around 06:16 and the last train is around 23:14. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Pontefract around 06:16, and the last at 23:09.

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

When to book Pontefract 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 Pontefract to Manchester by train.

Which train companies operate between Pontefract and Manchester?

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

  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

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

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

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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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