The trip between York, located in England and Manchester, situated in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.
There are 58 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting York to Manchester is normally 1h24m. Travelling by train is normally the quickest solution to go to Manchester from York, and it's also more environmentally friendly than taking your car or using the plane.
Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.
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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from York to Manchester by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
The Prices for train tickets York to Manchester tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 15 days in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £13 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £22 for your trip. Thus, you will save 44% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 15 days in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.
The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between York and Manchester by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Manchester to York and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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The most efficient way to pay less on your York Manchester train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the 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?
When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from York to Manchester? Use your calculator, considering:
A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)
B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)
C = average cost for a York Manchester ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)
The first step is to divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of journeys needed across the year to be profitable.
In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from York to Manchester (one way trip).
What is the cost of a railcard?
The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a whole year.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 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|
|York to Manchester train||£50.00||£33.33||£16.67||1.76|
(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
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