Trains to Stockport
Cheap Trains to Stockport
"Stockport is a borough in the south-east of Greater Manchester. It was formerly famous as the centre of the hat-making industry." WikiTravel
Tip 1: Buy in advance
Train companies often release cheap tickets to Stockport several weeks in advance of travel. You can buy these cheaper advanced tickets up to an hour before the time your train departs, but they tend to sell out fast, so make sure to take advantage and book as quickly as possible. These tickets are normally released 12 weeks ahead of the planned journey date.
Tip 2: Forget the fees
Other companies might charge a booking fee on each fare, but not us. At Split My Fare, only if you make a saving by splitting your fare will we charge 10% of the saving you make. No split ticket means no extra charge. We don't charge you for using your credit card either.
Tip 3: Don't pay for the delay
If you experience a delay on your train to Stockport, a partial or full refund may be available. A delay of as little as 15 minutes can give you compensation but you need to check the policy of the train company you travelled with, as compensation varies between operators. Using the Delay Repay scheme you can then claim your money back through them.
Stockport is a borough in the south-east of Greater Manchester. Historically, most parts of the town belong in the Cheshire County, but the areas to the North were previously part of Lancashire. Dominating the town is the Stockport Viaduct, built in 1840 its brick arches support the mainline railways from Manchester to Birmingham and also towards London over the River Mersey.
Tip 4: Avoid peak Times and popular destinations
Trains to Stockport can be busy during peak times, so try to avoid travelling during rush hour as this is when demand is high, so consequentially the prices of rail fares are normally much higher. Choosing a ticket on a weekday can often bag you a bargain as can avoiding popular holiday times.
Tip 5: Make use of groupsave discount
If you are travelling in a group of 3 to 9 adults, you could save 1/3 on your journeys when travelling during off-peak hours. To get this you must be travelling on the same train and buying your tickets together, the discount will automatically be added during checkout. We would advise using E-Tickets as it means that tickets can be forwarded to your group members on your mobile phone instead of having to hand out lots of paper tickets.
Tip 6: Check your ticket type
Comparing the cost of two one-way fares versus one return journey can sometimes save you money as you might find that the two single fares can be a cheaper way of completing your journey.
Stockport has a fairly large railway station that lies on the West Coast Mainline. There are trains going to London and Birmingham, with less frequent trains going to North Wales, Cardiff, and Shrewsbury. Local trains also link the Stockport railway station to Manchester.
Tip 7: Book slower trains
If you have time for a more leisurely journey, cheaper trains to Stockport station can be found via less direct train services, we will automatically show you these fares if they save you money. If you are in a rush and wish to catch a train with a more direct route,making your journey faster you also have the option of only seeing these faster choices on our website.
Tip 8: Check first class options
When demand for 1st class tickets is low, fares can sometimes be reduced to a similar price or even below the cost of a standard class ticket pricet. You could grab this bargain and enjoy the added benefits suchof free food and drink and bigger seats.
Stockport has a good network of public buses and taking the bus is the best method to get around the city. The Plaza, located within the city centre, houses a beautifully restored cinema built in the 1930s. Regular film shows and theatre productions are being shown at the cinema, with the Christmas pantomime being the most popular show.
Stockport is also home to the Hat Works, the only museum in the UK that’s solely dedicated to hats and headwear. Another famous attraction in the city is the Bramall Hall & Park, which is a beautiful timber-framed Tudor manor house set in 70-acres of land. The Stockport Story Museum is a great place to visit if you want to learn more about Stockport’s more than 10,000 years of history.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do all trains stop at Stockport?
Stockport is on the West Coast Main Line to London Euston so trains regularly stop here.
How old is Stockport Viaduct?
Stockport Viaduct is 180 years old, having been built in 1840.