Manchester - Train Tickets & City Guide

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Manchester by train - City guide & train tickets

What is the name of the main station in Manchester?

The principal railway station serving Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly.

Can you walk from the station to the (old) city centre?

This railway station is located to the south-east of the city centre.

Which hotels do you recommend near the station?

Please refer to our hotel suggestions on this page.

Which train services run to Manchester?

Among others, the following rail companies run lines to and from Manchester:

Are there direct trains to major cities nearby?

Yes, there are trains to a lot of places. Both within England and in Scotland. For example to/from London, LeedsBirmingham and many other cities.

Do you offer all train tickets to Manchester?

Yes, we offer all train tickets - always the best price, no booking fees and e-tickets!

About Manchester

Manchester, particularly known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, has a history of science, music, the arts, sports and politics. The city center is easy to walk or discover by bike.

Manchester Piccadilly - Info

Railway Station Manchester

"Manchester Piccadilly" is the name of the main train station of Manchester. Another major station in Manchester is "Manchester Victoria" in the northern part which is used mainly by regional trains. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes


Station map

Ticket office

  • Monday - Friday 04:30 - 22:30
  • Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
  • Sunday 07:00 - 22:30


To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: 5 minutes, free
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform

Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

Manchester Piccadilly - Hotels near the station

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Manchester Piccadilly - Rental cars

Cheap rental cars near Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station

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