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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:
  • Monday to Friday open from 04:30:00 until 21:15:00
  • Saturday open from 04:30:00 until 21:15:00
  • Sunday open from 07:00:00 until 21:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage phone number020 8090 9935
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.lostproperty.org/locations.php
Shops noteNews agent Wide range of shops Mini supermarket Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCards and coins
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
Toilets notesBaby changing facilities are available at the south central concourse and satellite lounge toilet facility.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Wi-fi available - BT Wifi 
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Manchester Piccadilly station is open 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 nameLong Stay
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces856
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces43
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
Fairfield Street, Ducie Street, station front entrance
Cycle storage notesCompound
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Manchester Piccadilly station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

Opening Hours
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 19:30:00
  • Saturday open from 08:00:00 until 18:00:00
  • Sunday open from 09:30:00 until 19:30:00
Location Above the information point (opposite the ticket office) on the main concourse - Lift available Tickets Accepted Avanti West Coast only First tickets -Avanti West Coast First Open or Avanti West Coast Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket. Facilities Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information. Refreshments Tea, coffee, soft drinks. Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available Showers 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 Liverpool Lime StreetEast Midlands Railway13:3914On time
to ChesterNorthern13:39Scheduled
to Rose Hill MarpleNorthern13:402On time
to Alderley EdgeNorthern13:4213Late
to CreweNorthern13:4413Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SouthportNorthern13:4113Late
from Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern13:4313Late
from CreweNorthern13:435On time
from Blackpool NorthNorthern13:4613Late
from Liverpool Lime StreetEast Midlands Railway13:5013Late
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