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Manchester Piccadilly to York by train

It takes an average of 1h 51m to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to York by train, over a distance of around 57 miles (92 km). There are normally 50 trains per day travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to York and tickets for this journey start from £6 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 20m
PriceFrom £6
Distance57 miles (92 km)
Frequency50 trains per day
First train02:42
Last train02:06
Departure stationManchester Piccadilly
Arrival stationYork
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express

Manchester Piccadilly to York train times

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester Piccadilly to York for Sunday 14th 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:27 manchester piccadilly11:01 yorkunknown operator Off PeakGet tickets2h 34m, 2 changes
09:11 manchester piccadilly11:05 yorkunknown operator PeakGet tickets1h 54m, 1 change
09:27 manchester piccadilly12:00 yorkunknown operator Off PeakGet tickets2h 33m, 2 changes
10:13 manchester piccadilly12:03 yorkPlat. 8 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 50m, 1 change
10:27 manchester piccadilly13:00 yorkunknown operator Off PeakGet tickets2h 33m, 2 changes

Travelling by train from Manchester Piccadilly to York

Want to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to York by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Manchester Piccadilly to York usually takes around 1h 49m but can take just 1h 19m on the fastest services, with around 57 trains running on this popular route every day. There’s no need for any changes along the way either, 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. During your journey with TransPennine Express, you can enjoy free WiFi, plug sockets and access to an onboard entertainment platform.

If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to York with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Manchester Piccadilly and York is 1 hour and 51 minutes, with around 50 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 York by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester Piccadilly to York is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Manchester Piccadilly to York can start from as little as £6 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 York?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to York without having to change trains. There are 50 direct trains from Manchester Piccadilly 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 Piccadilly to York leave?

The first train from Manchester Piccadilly to York leaves at 02:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Manchester Piccadilly to York leaves at 02:06. 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 York by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to York cover a distance of around 57 miles (92 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to York

Train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to York start at £6 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 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.

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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