Discover England’s “City of a 1000 Trades” by booking a trip from Manchester to Birmingham by train during your next UK excursion! Whether you board with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Railway or Arriva Trains Wales, 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 86 minutes), and all the essential comforts you’d expect from First or Second Class. Also, all connections via CrossCountry services are non-stop!
Birmingham is just brimming with excitement and curiosity, from its breathtaking National Sea Life Center aquarium and eclectic “Thinktank” science museum, to its vibrant Botanic Gardens and decadent Cadbury World chocolate factory. However, you’ll also find gently-flowing canals, quaint waterside cafés and pubs, fascinating art collections, plus a host of delectable dining options and retail shopping markets to suit all budgets and tastes.
Purchase your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket here and 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 Manchester to Birmingham by train, seat reservation included!
When booking your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’, the following fare options may be available: