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Birmingham to Manchester train information

Birmingham Manchester train map

Train duration 1h38m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 71 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £10.50
Average train price £20.00

The route connecting Birmingham, which is in England and Manchester, located in England is well served by trains. The trains are operated by these several companies: Cross Country, Virgin Trains.

On average, the journey takes normally 1h38m by train to cover the 71 miles to go to Manchester from Birmingham. The train duration can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes.

According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £10.50. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Birmingham to Manchester train tickets

from £10.50 MORE 1h34m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £4.00 MORE 2h54m
from £2.75 MORE 2h15m
Flight
from £56.46 MORE 8h23m

Birmingham - Manchester prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Birmingham to Manchester by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Megabus£5

National Express£6

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Megabus£5

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Megabus£4

National Express£6

Loco2£17

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Megabus£4

National Express£6

Loco2£19

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Birmingham - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£11

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£12

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£11

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£17

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£16

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£22

Same day

Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Birmingham to Manchester in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £11 when purchasing your train 2 months in advance which is 51% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Birmingham to Manchester trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Birmingham and Manchester by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Manchester to Birmingham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Birmingham
New Street
Manchester
Piccadilly
£12.20 27/07/2019 06:57 Cross Country 6 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Manchester
Piccadilly
£12.50 27/07/2019 18:31 Cross Country 6 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Manchester
Piccadilly
£13.60 20/07/2019 18:31 Cross Country 3 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Manchester
Piccadilly
£15.00 21/07/2019 12:17 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Manchester
Piccadilly
£15.00 21/07/2019 10:17 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Manchester
Piccadilly
£15.20 27/07/2019 07:31 Cross Country 6 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Manchester
Piccadilly
£16.35 31/07/2019 13:31 Cross Country 1 day ago
Birmingham
New Street
Manchester
Piccadilly
£16.35 31/07/2019 18:31 Cross Country 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Birmingham Manchester train

Discount Birmingham - Manchester train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your Birmingham Manchester train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can evaluate how many trips you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Birmingham Manchester ticket is £19.35 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £19.35: £88/£19.35 = 4.55. It will take you about 5 trips from Manchester to Birmingham (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Birmingham to Manchester train £19.35 £12.90 £6.45 4.56

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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