It takes an average of 50m to travel from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 32 miles (52 km). There are normally 111 trains per day travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £3.30 when you book in advance.
32 miles (52 km)
111 trains per day
Direct trains available
Planning to travel from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly by train and need more information about the journey? We’ve got you covered.
It usually takes around 49 minutes to travel from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly by train. However, you can get there in as little as 35 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find 155 direct trains running along this 32-mile route every day, so you won't need to make any changes on your way to Manchester.
You can choose to travel with Avanti West Coast or CrossCountry to get to Manchester Piccadilly. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
Getting off at Manchester Piccadilly station, you’ll be only a few minutes away from the city centre. Not sure what to see and do once you’ve arrived? Read our guide to the best things to do in Manchester, including a trip to the National Football Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.
If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, make sure you travel during Off-Peak times, as tickets tend to be cheaper during quieter travel times on weekdays and weekends compared to Peak times. Also, if you travel more than a few times a year, get yourself a Railcard and you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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The average journey time by train between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly is 50 minutes, with around 111 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly is 35 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £3.30 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. There are 111 direct trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 05:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 23:10. 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.
Trains travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 32 miles (52 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent.
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 Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly is right for you.
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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