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Manchester Airport to York by train

It takes an average of 2h 15m to travel from Manchester Airport to York by train, over a distance of around 63 miles (102 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Manchester Airport to York and tickets for this journey start from £9.50 when you book in advance.

First train

03:07

Last train

00:44

Departure station

Manchester Airport

Arrival station

York

Journey time

From 1h 51m

Distance

63 miles (102 km)

Frequency

32 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £9.50

Train operators

TransPennine Express

Take the train from Manchester Airport to York in 1h 40m

If you want to travel from Manchester Airport to York by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Manchester Airport to York by train to take around 2h 9m. You’ll usually find around 58 trains running on this route per day, which spans 63 miles (102 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to your destination. You’ll be travelling on a TransPennine Express service on your way to York, as they operate all trains on this route. Their fastest train takes just 1h 40m and during your journey you can enjoy free WiFi, plug sockets and access to an onboard entertainment platform.

Want to get the best train deals? Travel Off-Peak – we’ll highlight the cheapest Off-Peak train tickets from Manchester Airport to York in our Journey Planner. If you’re travelling by train quite frequently, why not get a Railcard – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.

If you want to know more about the journey from Manchester Airport to York by train, keep reading for timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Manchester Airport to York? 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 York take?

The average journey time by train between Manchester Airport and York is 2 hours and 15 minutes, with around 32 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 York by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester Airport to York is 1 hour and 51 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Manchester Airport to York can start from as little as £9.50 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 York?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester Airport to York without having to change trains. There are 32 direct trains from Manchester Airport to York 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 York leave?

The first train from Manchester Airport to York leaves at 03:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Manchester Airport to York leaves at 00:44. 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 York by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester Airport to York cover a distance of around 63 miles (102 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Airport to York

Train tickets from Manchester Airport to York start at £9.50 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 York is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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

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