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Birmingham to Manchester by train

The journey from Birmingham to Manchester by train is 70.55 mi and takes 1 hr 32 mins. There are 13 connections per day, with the first departure at 09:01 and the last at 20:01. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Manchester by train for as little as £46.76 or as much as £46.79. The best price for this journey is £46.76.

Lowest Price£46.76
Journey Duration1 hr 32 mins
Connection per Day13
Lowest Price£46.76
Highest Price£46.79
First Departure09:01
Last Departure20:01
Distance70.55 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalManchester
CarriersCrossCountry, West Midlands Railway

Birmingham to Manchester Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 29 Feb 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Birmingham to Manchester?

On average, a train ticket from Birmingham to Manchester will cost you £46.78. 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 £46.76. 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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Prices will vary when you travel from Birmingham to Manchester. On average, though, you'll pay about £46.78 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

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

The journey between Birmingham and Manchester by train is approximately 70.55 mi. It will take you more or less 1 hr 32 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The distance between Birmingham and Manchester is around 70.55 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 1 hr 32 mins. However, the fastest routes between Birmingham and Manchester take 1 hr 28 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do the first and last departures from Birmingham to Manchester leave?

The first daily departure from Birmingham to Manchester leaves at 09:01, while the last journey of the day sets out at 20:01. 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. The first journey of the night departs from Birmingham at 09:01. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 20:01. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Birmingham and Manchester. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

When traveling from Birmingham to Manchester by train, which stations can I use?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Birmingham from the following stations: . Arriving at Manchester, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: . Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Manchester.

How many times a day do journeys run from Birmingham to Manchester?

On average, there are 13 daily departures from Birmingham to Manchester. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 12 departures from Birmingham which travel directly to Manchester. There are 1 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Birmingham to Manchester. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham to Manchester, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Birmingham to Manchester.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Manchester by train

When travelling to Manchester by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Birmingham to Manchester CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
7.95kg
Bus
8.52kg
Flight
22.71kg
Car
18.17kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Birmingham to Manchester by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Birmingham and Manchester are 7.95kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Birmingham and Manchester? By taking the train between Birmingham and Manchester you will save 14.76kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.57kg compared to a bus and 10.22kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Birmingham to Manchester?
A train ticket from Birmingham to Manchester is £46.78. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £46.76.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Birmingham to Manchester?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Manchester is £46.76. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Birmingham and Manchester by train?
Birmingham to Manchester is 70.55 mi.
How long does the train between Birmingham and Manchester take?
Birmingham to Manchester is on average 1 hr 32 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 28 mins.
Which companies operate from Birmingham to Manchester?
The train journey from Birmingham to Manchester is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: CrossCountry and West Midlands Railway.
How many train connections per day go from Birmingham to Manchester?
Birmingham to Manchester has 13 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Birmingham to Manchester leave?
The earliest train from Birmingham to Manchester departs at 09:01. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Birmingham to Manchester depart?
The latest train from Birmingham to Manchester departs at 20:01. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Birmingham to Manchester in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £46.76 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Birmingham to Manchester?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Birmingham to go to Manchester. You can go from Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Coach Station, Five Ways and Birmingham Moor Street and you can arrive at Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Arena and Manchester Coach Station.
How many direct connections depart from Birmingham to Manchester?
There are on average 12 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Manchester.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Manchester by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Birmingham and Manchester is 1 hr 28 mins.
Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Manchester?
Yes, there is a direct train between Birmingham and Manchester.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Manchester by train?
The train journey from Birmingham to Manchester creates 7.95kg of CO2 emissions.

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