Trains Manchester to Birmingham

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Facts

Trains Manchester <> Birmingham  

Booking horizon  approx. 12 weeks
Duration 1h26
Distance  87 miles
Direct trains Direct
First train Manchester 05h11
Last train Manchester 00h46
First train Birmingham 05h57
Last train Birmingham 23h32
Trains per day 72
Train company London Midland / Cross Country
Station Manchester Manchester Piccadilly
Station Birmingham Birmingham New Street

Timetable

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The first train leaves at 05h11 from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street, the last train leaves at 00h46. The journey time is 1 hour and 16 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 72 trains run between Manchester and Birmingham. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Manchester to Birmingham!

Travel by Cross Country

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available on most trains 
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • Reservations are included if you buy your tickets online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Drinks are included
  • A small meal is included

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Travel by London Midland

London Midland is one of the major railways for trains from and to London. 

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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

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office

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

Facilities

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.  

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Manchester Piccadilly - Rental cars

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Birmingham New Street - Info

Railway Station Birmingham

"Birmingham New Street" is the name of the main train station of Birmingham for all trains to London and Manchester. Another major station in Birmingham is Birmingham Moor Street, just 5 minutes by foot from Birmingham New Street.  

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 05:15 - 23:00
    Sunday 07:00 - 23:00

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: no
  • First class lounge: On the paid concourse between Platforms 3 & 4
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Baggage Storage (Lockers). Located on the Station Forecourt. Mon - Sat 07:00 - 23:00. Sun 08:00 - 22:00
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

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

To the airport 

Regular train service to Birmingham International. It's a 10 - 15 minute journey.

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.  

Birmingham New Street - Rental cars

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Birmingham New Street - Rental cars

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