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Duration 1h 30m
Distance 87.9 miles
Average price £60
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Manchester and Birmingham takes 1h 30m and the fastest train takes 1h 28m. There is an hourly train service from Manchester to Birmingham. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Birmingham
1h 32m
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£30 - £150

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Birmingham New Street. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 32m.

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The distance between Manchester and Birmingham is 71 miles. The road distance is 87.9 miles.

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Manchester to Birmingham train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Manchester to Birmingham train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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What companies run services between Manchester and Birmingham?

CrossCountry operates a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street hourly. Tickets cost £45 - £150 and the journey takes 1h 32m. Avanti West Coast also services this route 5 times a week.
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
5 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £110

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