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St Helens to Manchester by train

It takes an average of 31m to travel from St Helens to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 20 miles (33 km). There are normally 55 trains per day traveling from St Helens to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from $5.85 when you book in advance.

First train

05:28

Last train

23:59

Departure station

St Helens

Arrival station

Manchester

Journey time

From 27m

Distance

20 miles (33 km)

Frequency

55 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $5.85

About the train journey from St Helens to Manchester

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The train from St Helens to Manchester usually takes 31 minutes on average to travel 33 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 27 minutes. You can expect to find 55 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Manchester, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from St Helens to Manchester in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $5.85.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Manchester, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

FAQs for St Helens to Manchester

Want to know more about your journey from St Helens to Manchester? 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 St Helens to Manchester take?

The average journey time by train between St Helens and Manchester is 31 minutes, with around 55 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 St Helens and Manchester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from St Helens to Manchester is 27 minutes.

How much does the train from St Helens to Manchester cost?

Train tickets from St Helens to Manchester can start from as little as $5.85 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 St Helens to Manchester?

Yes, it is possible to travel from St Helens to Manchester without having to change trains. There are 55 direct trains from St Helens to Manchester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from St Helens to Manchester leave?

The first train from St Helens to Manchester leaves at 05:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from St Helens to Manchester leave?

The last train from St Helens to Manchester leaves at 23:59. 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 St Helens and Manchester by train?

Trains travelling from St Helens to Manchester cover a distance of around 20 miles (33 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from St Helens to Manchester

Train tickets from St Helens to Manchester start at $5.85 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 St Helens to Manchester 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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