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Best price £ 15.60
Journey duration 1 h 55 min
Connections per day 82
First departure 04:30
Last departure 22:57
Distance 70.2 mi

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Planning to travel from Birmingham to Manchester? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Birmingham to Manchester by train?

On average, a train ticket from Birmingham to Manchester will cost you £ 31.72. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 15.60. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

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Trains from Birmingham to Manchester

How long does it take to get from Birmingham to Manchester by train?

The journey from Birmingham to Manchester covers a distance of 70.8 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 1 h 55 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 1 h 26 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Birmingham to Manchester faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

At what time of the day can I travel from Birmingham to Manchester?

The first departure of the night from Birmingham to Manchester leaves at 04:30, while the last journey sets out at 22:57. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Birmingham and Manchester. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use on the Birmingham to Manchester route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Birmingham and Manchester. You can start your journey in Birmingham at stations such as Birmingham New Street, Birmingham New Street [ BHM ], Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. These connect to stations including Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ] in Manchester. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Birmingham to Manchester.

How many journeys from Birmingham to Manchester are there every day?

The route from Birmingham to Manchester is served by providers including Nationalrail, SBB, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast and Transport For Wales. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 108 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Birmingham 82 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Birmingham to Manchester, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 16 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 66 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.