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Stone-on-Trent to Manchester by Train

The train from Stone-on-Trent to Manchester takes 1 h 19 min, and there are connections per day. The first train leaves at 07:27, while the last train departs at 22:48. You can expect to pay an average of £ 23.92.

Several different operators have train services connecting the Northern English cities of Stone-on-Trent and Manchester. You'll find direct services offered by Avanti West Coast, Northern Rail, and CrossCountry. All reach Manchester's main train station, Manchester Piccadilly. This is right in the center of Manchester, and you'll be able to catch other trains, buses, and trams to help you get around the city.

 

There are some differences between the services offered by train operators. For example, if you're traveling with Avanti West Coast or CrossCountry and you have a bike, you should book a space in advance. On the other hand, Northern Rail allows bikes but does not give you the option of making a reservation - it's first come, first served. All operators have WiFi, although some activities like streaming TV may be limited. Generally, you won't usually find assigned seating, and you shouldn't expect refreshments to be available on this short journey.

 

Manchester is one of the UK's coolest cities. It has a long history of a thriving live music scene, and also offers some of the best LGBT clubs and bars, centered around the famous Canal Street. Many travelers like to pay a visit to Old Trafford Stadium, home of the Manchester United soccer team. The National Football Museum also explains how important soccer is to the people of Manchester, as well as the rest of the country. For something more historical, Manchester Cathedral is a stunning building that's worth visiting.


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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

The prices for train tickets from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester will cost £ 5.30. The average train ticket price is approximately £ 23.92. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Journey Details

Best price £ 5.30
Journey duration 1 h 19 min
Connections per day 39
First departure 07:27
Last departure 22:48
Distance 32.9 mi
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CrossCountry
Duration: 47 min
Stoke-on-Trent - Manchester Piccadilly
07:44 - 08:31
£ 5.30
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CrossCountry
Duration: 40 min
Stoke-on-Trent - Manchester Piccadilly
20:44 - 21:24
£ 5.30
CrossCountry-logo
CrossCountry
Duration: 40 min
Stoke-on-Trent - Manchester Piccadilly
21:44 - 22:24
£ 5.30
CrossCountry-logo
CrossCountry
Duration: 45 min
Stoke-on-Trent - Manchester Piccadilly
22:48 - 23:33
£ 5.30
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Northern
Duration: 59 min
Stoke-on-Trent - Manchester Piccadilly
07:29 - 08:28
£ 5.90
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Northern
Duration: 54 min
Stoke-on-Trent - Manchester Piccadilly
07:58 - 08:52
£ 5.90
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Northern
Duration: 56 min
Stoke-on-Trent - Manchester Piccadilly
08:56 - 09:52
£ 5.90

How long does the journey from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester take by train?

The journey from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester covers a distance of 33.6 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 1 h 19 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 39 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 Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Stoke-on-Trent at 07:27. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 22:48. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Stoke-on-Trent 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.

Which stations can I use to travel from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

You can depart from Stoke-on-Trent at stations such as Stoke-on-Trent [ SOT ] and Stoke-on-Trent. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Manchester at the following stations: Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ], Manchester Oxford Road [ MCO ] and Manchester Piccadilly. 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 Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do journeys run from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?

On average, there are 39 daily departures from Stoke-on-Trent 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 63 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Nationalrail, Northern, CrossCountry and Avanti West Coast, 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 29 departures from Stoke-on-Trent which travel directly to Manchester. There are 10 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Stoke-on-Trent [ SOT ]
Stoke-on-Trent

Destination stations

Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ]
Manchester Oxford Road [ MCO ]
Manchester Piccadilly
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