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Trains to Manchester Piccadilly

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays04:30 - 22:30
    Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
    Sunday 07:00 - 22:30
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



  • First Class Lounge description :


    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

  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • 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)
  • 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 points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : News agent Wide range of shops Mini supermarket Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :


  • Wifi available :
  • Wifi notes : Wi-fi available - BT Wifi
  • Web kiosk : False
  • Web kiosk hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours


  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes :  Located on main concourse, platform 10 and Fairfield Street mezzanine level and Fairifeld Street.


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Long Stay Short stay / Drop off
  • Carpark operator : APCOA Parking (UK) Limited APCOA
  • Car parking spaces : 903

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 43
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False
  • Cycle storage location : Fairfield Street, Ducie Street, station front entrance


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Taxi rank outside Fairfield Street entrance - available 0500 until 0200

Trains to Manchester Piccadilly


Station Reception, Manchester Piccadilly Station, Manchester, M60 7RA
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays04:30 - 22:30
Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
Sunday 07:00 - 22:30

Manchester Piccadilly Live Departures


Amended Northern timetable until the end of July. Please check before you travel. More information can be found in Latest Travel News.


Manchester Piccadilly


Plat. 9

On time


Manchester Piccadilly

TransPennine Express

Plat. 13

On time


Manchester Piccadilly

Virgin Trains

Plat. 9

On time


Manchester Airport

TransPennine Express

Plat. 13

On time

Useful links when visiting Manchester Piccadilly by train