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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
This destination guide for Manchester provides tips to make your journey even cheaper.
Take in a match at Old Trafford or The Etihad Stadium, enjoy an exciting visit to Manchester Town Hall, or watch a play at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Manchester is an excellent destination with some of the UK's best attractions, ideal for families and groups of friends, and a popular place to travel on business.
The Museum of Science & Industry is worth a visit if you've got kids. If you're looking for a good night out, The Printworks is a great place to go.
Manchester's most famous football clubs, City and United, have huge stadiums that are worth visiting. The city has a huge student population, a buzzing social scene with many pubs and clubs and is the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Manchester 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. The city is home to many famous musical acts, great shopping centres, and restaurants run by top chefs including Simon Rogan and Jason Atherton. Manchester has plenty to offer to tourists no matter what they are looking for.
The Northern Quarter is a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly, here you can experience a taste of what sets Manchester apart. Head to the Castlefield conservation area to see the 18th-century canal system. 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”, visit the author's house, converted into a museum. Formerly known as 84 Plymouth Grove, the museum has been listed as a neoclassical villa, preserved to honour the author and her family.
You can easily reach the Airport from Manchester Piccadilly Station, journeys take around twenty minutes. Both Piccadilly and the Airport station are open seven days a week and are serviced by TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. In between Whitworth West and Oxford Street, you will find Manchester Oxford Road railway station.
Main stations in Manchester
- Manchester Airport
- Manchester Oxford Road
- Manchester Piccadilly
- Manchester Utd Football Gd
- Manchester Victoria
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is a train to Manchester?
The length of journey from London to Manchester is typically 2 hours 35 minutes. Trains may take slightly longer during holidays and at weekends.
What train goes to Manchester?
You can get a train to Manchester from almost anywhere, with journeys stopping at Manchester Victoria, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road.