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.