Discover England’s “second city” by booking a trip from Birmingham to Manchester by train during your next UK excursion! Whether you board with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Railway or Northern, you’re sure to experience high-speed travel at its finest. Enjoy ticket flexibility, frequent daily departures, efficient city-to-city transfer times (as little as 87 minutes), plus all the essential comforts you’d expect from First or Second Class. Also, all connections via CrossCountry services are non-stop!
Since 2000, Manchester has been crowned the unofficial second city (behind London) of the UK due to its population size, progressive economy and cultural influence. Trace its distinctive past as the Industrial Revolution capital at the Museum of Science and Industry, further your history lesson with a trip to Albert Square, then cap off the day with a visit to the esteemed Manchester Art Gallery – open all week, free of charge! Other points of interest include the Alan Turing Memorial, John Rylands Library and Beetham Tower.
Purchase your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket hereand you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email shortly afterward. Simply use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a local ticket collection machine and you’ll be ready to travel from Birmingham to Manchester by train, seat reservation included!
When booking your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’, the following fare options may be available: