It's easy to reach Manchester Town Hall by rail. Hop on a train to Manchester Piccadilly, which is served by Avanti West Coast, Northern and TransPennine Express services from London, Liverpool and Edinburgh. From Manchester Piccadilly it's just a 15-minute walk to Manchester Town Hall. Simply exit the station, on to Fairfield Street, then turn right on to Chorlton Street. Turn left on to Portland Street and then take a right on to Princess Street. You'll find the Town Hall just behind the Cenotaph.

Manchester Town Hall is one of the city's most recognisable landmarks. Its soaring clock tower and spires are a wonderful example of neo-gothic architecture.

Visit the Manchester Town Hall official website for opening information.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays04:30 - 22:30
Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
Sunday 07:00 - 22:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Shops noteNews agent Wide range of shops Mini supermarket Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Buffet Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Hot drinks vending machine Food vending machine Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available) Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
ATM notes
 Located on main concourse, platform 10 and Fairfield Street mezzanine level and Fairifeld Street.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Wi-fi available - BT Wifi
Web kioskUnavailable
Web kiosk hours<table><thead><th>Day</th><th>Opening Hours</th></thead><tr><td>Weekdays</td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr><tr><td>Saturday </td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr><tr><td>Sunday </td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr></table>
Staff Help notes
Manchester Piccadilly station is open 24-hours a day and 7-days a week. Mobility assistance is available booked through the relevant Train Operating Company. Please see the Network Rail Website for contact information.
Customer Service notes

Please see any member of staff or go to the Network Rail Station Reception situated near to WH Smith on the Fairfield Street mezzanine level - a buzz button is available if reception closed

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameLong Stay Short stay / Drop off
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited APCOA
Car parking spaces903
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces43
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
Fairfield Street, Ducie Street, station front entrance
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Taxi rank outside Fairfield Street entrance - available 0500 until 0200

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 19:30
Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:30 - 19:30


Above the information point (opposite the ticket office) on the main concourse - Lift available

Tickets Accepted

Virgin Only First tickets - Virgin First Open or Virgin Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.


Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.


Tea, coffee, soft drinks. 


Wi-Fi is available 


Showers are not available

Departures and arrivals from Manchester Piccadilly

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Manchester Piccadilly station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London EustonAvanti West Coast17:155On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern17:1713On time
to DoncasterTransPennine Express17:199On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern17:2614Late
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express17:2613On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Blackpool NorthNorthern17:1513On time
from ShrewsburyTransport for Wales17:174On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)TransPennine Express17:2413On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern17:2514Late
from ReadingCrossCountry17:265On time

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