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There are 9 ways to get from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Manchester Piccadilly

£70 - £168

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Bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange M11

£21 - £33

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Night train, train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the night train from Stirling to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly

£54 - £70

Drive  •  3h 48m

  1. Drive from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station 233 miles

£35 - £55

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN

£52 - £267

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Manchester  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Manchester (MAN) ABZ - MAN

£98 - £309

Train to Inverness, fly to Manchester  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN

£90 - £416

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Edinburgh Park
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly

£67 - £306

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly

£72 - £390

Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station by train

The train journey time between Stirling and Manchester Piccadilly Station is around 4h 32m and covers a distance of around 256 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 57m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER and TransPennine Express Service, the Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station train service departs from Stirling and arrives in Manchester Piccadilly. Typically 53 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 32m
Fastest train time:
3h 57m
Trains per week:
53
Cheapest price:
£70
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:27
Last train departs at:
23:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station train schedules

Stirling → Manchester Piccadilly Station
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The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to bus which costs £20 - £35 and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station. However, there are services departing from Stirling, Islamic Centre and arriving at Shudehill Interchange via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station. However, there are services departing from Stirling and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 45m.

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The distance between Stirling and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 196 miles. The road distance is 233 miles.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station without a car is to train which takes 4h 45m and costs £65 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.

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Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Stirling station.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which takes 4h 45m and costs £65 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £35 and takes 6h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station.
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  • Distance: 195.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Stirling, Scotland and Manchester Piccadilly Station, England?

You can take a train from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station via Haymarket in around 4h 45m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange once daily. Tickets cost £14 - £24 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
£120 - £440
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £200
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £750
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £600
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £600
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £600
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £500
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £380
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £360
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £320
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £500
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £750
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £340
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £550
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £450
TUI Airways
Website
tui.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£120 - £500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£27 - £120
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
Train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Train from Stirling to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£26 - £80
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £80
Train from Stirling to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £95
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £95
Train from Stirling to Edinburgh Park
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
Train from Stirling to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£19 - £170
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£75 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£120 - £170
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £23
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £23
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£16 - £25
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
Megabus UK

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Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Shudehill Interchange station.

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Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station is 233 miles. It takes approximately 3h 48m to drive from Stirling to Manchester Piccadilly Station.

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