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Take the train from Bournemouth to Manchester for a smooth, easy journey with comfy seats and great service. With CrossCountry, you won't just enjoy your destination when you arrive - you'll enjoy getting there too.
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Travelling to Manchester
First CrossCountry train - 10:40
Last CrossCountry train - 16:40
Travelling from Bournemouth to Manchester
From shopping to culture, from history to nature, from attractions to restaurants - Manchester has you covered. You'll arrive directly into Manchester, so you can start exploring immediately. Stay for a day, a weekend, a week or more - you won't run out of things to do in Manchester no matter how long you're there.
Are there direct trains from Bournemouth to Manchester?
Yes, there are direct trains from Bournemouth to Manchester on the CrossCountry network.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Bournemouth to Manchester?
When travelling from Bournemouth to Manchester you'll have all the amenities you would expect on a CrossCountry train. Enjoy electric points, subject to availability, and a range of seating options, including group bookings . There is also an at-seat service offering a variety of light refreshments for you to enjoy.
Is WiFi available on trains from Bournemouth to Manchester?
Good news! We have free WiFi available on all our trains from Bournemouth to Manchester, so you needn't worry about staying in touch with friends, family or colleagues while travelling with CrossCountry.
T&Cs apply. Visit our WiFi On-Board page for more info.
Can I reserve a seat on trains from Bournemouth to Manchester?
In most cases, if you have an Anytime or Off-Peak ticket, you can reserve a seat using our ten minute reservation service. The good news is that this service is available in both Standard and First Class, and it's also available to season ticket holders! Check out our Ten Minute Reservation page for more!
Where can I find cheap tickets from Bournemouth to Manchester?
We want to help you travel as cheaply as possible to connect you with the people and places you love. There are lots of ways to find cheaper tickets - from being flexible with timing to booking ahead. Keep an eye on our special offers page and check out our guide to finding cheap tickets for more tips.
Can I use my railcard on trains from Bournemouth to Manchester?
We accept railcards, so you'll likely be able to save by using yours! There's lots more information on all the railcards available and when they can be used on our Railcards page.
For full information about Manchester station, check out our station guide.
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