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Manchester needs no introduction. The northern city is renowned for its music, nightlife and industrial history – and of course it's home to two of the world's best football clubs in Manchester United and Manchester City. Manchester Piccadilly, a popular station for both commuters and national travellers and a major transport hub for the north, takes you to the thick of the action. The free Metroshuttle bus service is the perfect way to reach landmarks such as the Museum of Science & Industry, Salford Quays and the Lowry cultural centre. The principal railway station in Manchester dates back to 1842, but in 2002 the station underwent a five-year, £100m refurbishment, which was much needed to cope with the 23 million passengers travelling through the station each year. A 2007 poll recorded Manchester Piccadilly as having the highest customer satisfaction level of any train station in the UK, so as you pace the concourse, expect a lot of smiles.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays04:30 - 22:30
Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
Sunday 07:00 - 22:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Shops noteNews agent Wide range of shops Mini supermarket Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Buffet Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Hot drinks vending machine Food vending machine Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available) Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
ATM notes
 Located on main concourse, platform 10 and Fairfield Street mezzanine level and Fairifeld Street.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Wi-fi available - BT Wifi
Web kioskUnavailable
Web kiosk hours<table><thead><th>Day</th><th>Opening Hours</th></thead><tr><td>Weekdays</td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr><tr><td>Saturday </td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr><tr><td>Sunday </td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr></table>
Staff Help notes
Manchester Piccadilly station is open 24-hours a day and 7-days a week. Mobility assistance is available booked through the relevant Train Operating Company. Please see the Network Rail Website for contact information.
Customer Service notes

Please see any member of staff or go to the Network Rail Station Reception situated near to WH Smith on the Fairfield Street mezzanine level - a buzz button is available if reception closed

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameLong Stay Short stay / Drop off
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited APCOA
Car parking spaces903
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces43
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
Fairfield Street, Ducie Street, station front entrance
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Taxi rank outside Fairfield Street entrance - available 0500 until 0200

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 19:30
Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:30 - 19:30


Above the information point (opposite the ticket office) on the main concourse - Lift available

Tickets Accepted

Virgin Only First tickets - Virgin First Open or Virgin Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.


Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.


Tea, coffee, soft drinks. 


Wi-Fi is available 


Showers are not available

The best way to enter is through the Fairfield Street entrance at basement level. The concourse is on the level above, with ticket offices, information points, timetables, toilets and shops. The second floor houses the majority of the station's eateries. The station has 14 platforms. Platforms 13 and 14 are best accessed via a travelator and footbridge. The Metrolink light rail network is located in the station's undercroft. Manchester Piccadilly is accessible for disabled people and has escalators and lifts to all levels.


Frequently asked questions

Is Manchester Piccadilly station open?

Manchester Piccadilly station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Manchester Piccadilly station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Manchester Piccadilly station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Manchester Piccadilly station.

Are there toilets in Manchester Piccadilly station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Manchester Piccadilly station.

Are dogs allowed in Manchester Piccadilly station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Manchester Piccadilly station but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Manchester Piccadilly

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Manchester Piccadilly station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to WindermereNorthern11:4714On time
to Hazel GroveNorthern11:4713On time
to Stoke-on-TrentNorthern11:478On time
to SheffieldNorthern11:493On time
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express11:5313Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CreweNorthern11:434On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern11:4514On time
from Blackpool NorthNorthern11:4513On time
from Rose Hill MarpleNorthern11:462On time
from Redcar CentralTransPennine Express11:5213Late
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