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Birmingham to Manchester

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  1. departed
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 7B
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 5 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  2. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 7B
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 4 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  3. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 5B
    16:01
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 5B
    16:56
    Crewe
    Platform 11
    17:11
    Crewe
    Platform 5
    17:46
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 6 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 6 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  4. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 7B
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 5 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  5. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 7B
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 4 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  6. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 5B
    17:01
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 5B
    17:56
    Crewe
    Platform 11 estimated
    18:11
    Crewe
    Platform 5 estimated
    18:46
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 7 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 7 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  7. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 7A estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 5 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  8. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 7B estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 4 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  9. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 4C estimated
    18:01
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 4C estimated
    18:57
    Crewe
    Platform 11 estimated
    19:11
    Crewe
    Platform 5 estimated
    19:45
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 6 estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 6 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  10. on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 4B estimated
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 5 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak

Journey information from Birmingham to Manchester

  • Train Fares from: £8
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • How long does it take to travel from Birmingham to Manchester by train?

    The average journey time between Birmingham and Manchester is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 34 trains per day travelling from Birmingham to Manchester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Manchester?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Manchester without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Birmingham to Manchester.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Birmingham and Manchester?

    The distance between Birmingham and Manchester is 70 miles.

    Distance: 70 miles
  • What time is the first train from Birmingham to Manchester?

    The first train from Birmingham to Manchester departs at .

    What time is the last train from Birmingham to Manchester?

    The last train from Birmingham to Manchester departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Find journey information for Manchester to Birmingham

Did you know you could also travel from Birmingham to Manchester by bus? Find out more about that journey here.

How to find cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Manchester

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*Average savings on all fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.**Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.