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Manchester to Runcorn by train

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Travelling from Manchester to Runcorn by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Runcorn take around 33 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 32 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Runcorn.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Runcorn?

Direct trains from Manchester to Runcorn have been found.

We usually find around 30 direct trains on the route from Manchester to Runcorn every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 23 departures.

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

The Manchester to Runcorn train travel time is normally about 33 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Runcorn is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:47 and the last train is around 23:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:48, and the last at 23:28.

When to book Manchester to Runcorn 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 Manchester to Runcorn by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Runcorn?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Transport For Wales

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.