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Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly by train

It takes an average of 18m to travel from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 8 miles (13 km). There are normally 211 trains per day travelling from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £2.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 12m
PriceFrom £2.90
Distance8 miles (13 km)
Frequency211 trains per day
Departure stationManchester Airport
Arrival stationManchester Piccadilly
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express, Transport for Wales

Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly train times

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly for dimanche 16 mai 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:30 On timemanchester airport05:55 On timemanchester piccadillynorthern PeakGet tickets25m, direct
05:54 manchester airport06:16 manchester piccadillyPlat. 1A estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets22m, direct
06:50 manchester airport07:32 manchester piccadillynorthern PeakGet tickets42m, direct
06:51 manchester airport07:05 manchester piccadillyPlat. 1A estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets14m, direct
07:40 manchester airport07:58 manchester piccadillyPlat. 2A estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets18m, direct
08:00 manchester airport08:42 manchester piccadillynorthern PeakGet tickets42m, direct
08:01 manchester airport08:22 manchester piccadillyPlat. 4A estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets21m, direct
08:41 manchester airport09:00 manchester piccadillyPlat. 1A estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets19m, direct
08:54 manchester airport09:16 manchester piccadillyPlat. 4A estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets22m, direct
09:35 manchester airport09:50 manchester piccadillyPlat. 3A estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets15m, direct

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly take?

The average journey time by train between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly is 18 minutes, with around 211 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly is 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly cost?

Train ticket prices from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £2.90 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.

Is there a direct train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. There are 211 direct trains from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The first train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 02:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The last train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 01:53. 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.

What's the distance between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 8 miles (13 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly

Train tickets from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly start at £2.90 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly is right for you.

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