Birmingham to Manchester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Birmingham to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Birmingham to Manchester take around 1 hour and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 113 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Manchester?
Direct trains from Birmingham to Manchester have been found.
We usually find around 34 direct trains on the route from Birmingham to Manchester every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 33 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Manchester?
The Birmingham to Manchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. 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.
What's the Birmingham to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Birmingham to Manchester are $13.14.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $15 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $24. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
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.
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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
- Transport For Wales
- 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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