Barnsley to Manchester by train

  • First train
    05:23
  • Last train
    23:08
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 20m
  • Distance
    51 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    66
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 37m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Barnsley to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Barnsley to Manchester take around 1 hour and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 51 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barnsley and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Barnsley to Manchester?

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

We usually find around 69 departures on the route from Barnsley 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 55 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Barnsley to Manchester?

The Barnsley to Manchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Barnsley to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Barnsley around 05:23 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barnsley around 06:06, and the last at 23:10.

When to book Barnsley 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 Barnsley to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Barnsley and Manchester?

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

  • East Midlands Trains
  • 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.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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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