Trains to Manchester

Cheap Trains to Manchester

"When entering for the first time a town like Manchester, a stranger, overwhelmed by the new and interesting spectacle presented to him, scarcely dares look this giant full in the face at once....” J.G.Kohl

Tell us which station you want to go to and in no time you could be having fun in the hustle and bustle of Manchester with Alex Ferguson and Ken Barlow (Well you never know). You might want to take in a match at Old Trafford (or The City of Manchester Stadium), enjoy an interesting visit to Manchester Town Hall or watch a play at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Manchester is a great destination with some of the UK's best attractions, ideal for families and groups of friends; it's also a very popular place to travel on business.

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Visiting Manchester by Train

Split My Fare recommend a visit to the Museum of Science & Industry if you've got kids. For those looking for a good night out The Printworks is definitely worth a visit.

Train Fact: The world's first passenger railway ran from Manchester.

Manchester's most famous football clubs, City and United often take the top spots in the Premier League table. As well as football the city also has a huge student population, a buzzing social scene with many pubs and clubs and is known the world over as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Manchester continues to thrive and is the third most visited city in the U.K.

Mancunians are known for their strength and togetherness in a forward-thinking city that they take pride in. Being home to many famous musical acts, great shopping and now restaurants from top chefs such as Simon Rogan and Jason Atherton, the city has plenty to offer to tourists no matter what they are looking for.

It would take just a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly to get to the Northern Quarter and experience a taste of what sets Manchester apart from other English cities. You can head to the Castlefield conservation area to see the 18th-century canal system where the interactive Museum of Science and Industry traces the period of the city when it was a textile powerhouse.

If you like literature and are familiar with Elizabeth Gaskell, author of “North and South”, you can visit the author's house which has been converted into a museum open to the public. Formerly known as 84 Plymouth Grove, the museum has been listed as a neoclassical villa, preserved to honour the author and her family.

Manchester Piccadilly has regular national rail services and Manchester Airport can be accessed via train from the city centre, with journeys taking around twenty minutes. Both stations are open seven days a week serviced through train operators TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. In between Whitworth Street West and Oxford Street, you can also find the Manchester Oxford Road railway station.

Main stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Oxford Road
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Utd Football Gd
  • Manchester Victoria