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Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport by train

It takes an average of 20m to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport by train, over a distance of around 8 miles (13 km). There are normally 155 trains per day travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport and tickets for this journey start from £3.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 13m
PriceFrom £3.20
Distance8 miles (13 km)
Frequency155 trains per day
First train02:35
Last train02:30
Departure stationManchester Piccadilly
Arrival stationManchester Airport
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express, Transport for Wales

Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport for Tuesday 23rd August 2022 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:17 13:35 18m, direct
13:25 13:41 16m, direct
13:29 13:52 23m, direct
13:51 14:13 22m, direct
13:55 14:19 24m, direct
13:59 14:17 18m, direct
14:17 14:35 18m, direct
14:25 14:41 16m, direct
14:30 14:52 22m, direct
14:51 15:13 22m, direct

How to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport? Look no further.

You'll usually find 155 trains per day running between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, which usually take 21 minutes to complete the 8 miles (13 km) journey. It can take as little as 13 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Both Transport for Wales and TransPennine Express trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport start from £3.20 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.

Keen to book your train tickets to Manchester Airport? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport is 20 minutes, with around 155 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 Piccadilly and Manchester Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport is 13 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport can start from as little as £3.20 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 Piccadilly to Manchester Airport?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport without having to change trains. There are 155 direct trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport leaves at 02:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport leaves at 02:30. 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 Piccadilly and Manchester Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport 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 Airport to Manchester Piccadilly.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport

Train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport start at £3.20 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 Piccadilly to Manchester Airport 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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