Trains from

Manchester to Birmingham

  1. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 5
    on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2A estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  2. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8
    13:31
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8
    14:06
    Crewe
    Platform 6
    14:19
    Crewe
    Platform 6
    15:18
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 4C estimated
    on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 4C estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  3. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 4
    on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2A estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  4. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2A estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  5. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    14:31
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    15:06
    Crewe
    Platform 6
    15:19
    Crewe
    Platform 1 estimated
    16:18
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 5M estimated
    on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 5M estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  6. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 4 estimated
    on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2A estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  7. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 1A estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  8. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    15:31
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    16:06
    Crewe
    Platform 6 estimated
    16:19
    Crewe
    Platform 6 estimated
    17:18
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 4C estimated
    on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 4C estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  9. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 4 estimated
    on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 1B estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  10. on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2A estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak

Journey information from Manchester to Birmingham

  • Train Fares from: £8.00
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • Trains per day: Around 33
  • Distance: 70 miles (113 km)
  • Train operators: CrossCountry, Virgin Trains
  • Origin: Manchester
  • Destination: Birmingham
  • How long does it take to travel from Manchester to Birmingham by train?

    The average journey time between Manchester and Birmingham is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 33 trains per day travelling from Manchester to Birmingham. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from Manchester to Birmingham?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Birmingham without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Manchester to Birmingham.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Manchester and Birmingham?

    The distance between Manchester and Birmingham is 70 miles.

    Distance: 70 miles
  • What time is the first train from Manchester to Birmingham?

    The first train from Manchester to Birmingham departs at .

    What time is the last train from Manchester to Birmingham?

    The last train from Manchester to Birmingham departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • Savings tips for Manchester to Birmingham

    • If you take this train more than 3 times per week, you may be able save money with a Season Ticket. Find out more and see if you can buy a season ticket for Manchester to Birmingham here.
    • Use a railcard. National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets and offer great value for money if you travel by train several times a year. Find out more about railcards here.
    For more tips on saving money on train travel read our cheap train tickets guide here.

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