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Best price 0.08 £
Journey duration 2 h 5 min
Connections per day 115
First departure 07:35
Last departure 23:07
Distance 113 km

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

When you're traveling from Manchester to Birmingham, you can expect to pay an average of approximately 28.03 £. You might be able to find prices as low as 0.08 £, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

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Trains from Manchester to Birmingham

How long will it take me to travel from Manchester to Birmingham by train?

In order to get from Manchester to Birmingham faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Manchester and Birmingham will complete the journey in 1 h 23 min. On average, it will take you about 2 h 5 min to travel the 114 between Manchester and Birmingham.

What time are the first and last departures from Manchester to Birmingham?

The first journey of the day departs from Manchester at 07:35. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 23:07. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Manchester and Birmingham. 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.

Which stations are used when traveling from Manchester to Birmingham?

You can depart from Manchester at stations such as Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ], Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Birmingham at the following stations: Birmingham New Street [ BHM ], Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Manchester and Birmingham. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do departures from Manchester leave for Birmingham?

The exact number of journeys from Manchester to Birmingham can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 115 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Nationalrail, SBB, Avanti West Coast and CrossCountry. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 258 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Manchester to Birmingham. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Manchester to Birmingham varies, but in general, you can expect to find 21 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 94 journeys with one change or more.