Stirling to Manchester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:26
  • Last train
    00:16
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 54m

Travelling from Stirling to Manchester by train

The fastest trains from Stirling to Manchester take around 3 hours and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 314 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stirling and Manchester.

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

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Stirling to Manchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 32 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Stirling around 05:26 and the last train is around 00:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stirling around 05:30, and the last at 00:16.

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

When to book Stirling 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 Stirling to Manchester by train.

Which trains operate between Stirling and Manchester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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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