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Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly by train

It takes an average of 21m to travel from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 8 miles (13 km). There are normally 179 trains per day traveling from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from $3.20 when you book in advance.

First train

03:07

Last train

01:17

Departure station

Manchester Airport

Arrival station

Manchester Piccadilly

Journey time

From 13m

Distance

8 miles (13 km)

Frequency

179 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $3.20

Train operators

TransPennine Express, Transport for Wales

Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly train times

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly for Tuesday Feb 27th 2024 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
22:44 On timemanchester airport22:57 On timemanchester piccadillyPlatform 2B transpennine express Off PeakGet tickets13m, direct
22:48 On timemanchester airport23:01 On timemanchester piccadillyPlatform 4A northern PeakGet tickets13m, direct
23:07 On timemanchester airport23:27 On timemanchester piccadillyPlatform 4A northern PeakGet tickets20m, direct
23:17 On timemanchester airport23:31 On timemanchester piccadillyPlatform 3A northern PeakGet tickets14m, direct
23:20 On timemanchester airport23:37 On timemanchester piccadillyPlatform 4A transport for wales PeakGet tickets17m, direct

Travel from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly by train in 13 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly by train is 21 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 13 minutes. You'll usually find 179 trains per day traveling the 13 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Manchester Piccadilly.

Book train tickets from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $3.20. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

FAQs for Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly

Want to know more about your journey from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly take?

The average journey time by train between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly is 21 minutes, with around 179 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly is 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly cost?

Train tickets from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as $3.20 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. There are 179 direct trains from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The first train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 03:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The last train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 01:17. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 8 miles (13 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly

Train tickets from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly start at $3.20 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.

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