It takes an average of 2h 28m to travel from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 94 miles (151 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £18.80 when you book in advance.
From 2h 12m
94 miles (151 km)
10 trains per day
Direct trains available
If you want to travel from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly by train, you've come to the right place.
You can expect the journey from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly by train to take around 2 hours 28 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 2 hours 12 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 10 trains per day running on this route, which spans 94 miles (151 km). There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Manchester Piccadilly. You can travel with TransPennine Express trains during your journey, as they are the main operator of services on this route.
Train tickets from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly start from £18.80 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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The average journey time by train between Durham and Manchester Piccadilly is 2 hours and 28 minutes, with around 10 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly is 2 hours and 12 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £18.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 05:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 21:14. 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.
Trains travelling from Durham to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 94 miles (151 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Durham.
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