Travelling to Manchester
First CrossCountry train - 07:30
Last CrossCountry train - 21:30
Travelling from Coventry to Manchester
Visiting Manchester is an absolute delight; the bustling metropolitan city has everything a big city should offer and is just 1 hour and 30 minutes from the tranquil countryside of the Lake District. You won’t get bored on a break to Manchester.
Are there direct trains from Coventry to Manchester?
Yes, direct trains run from Coventry to Manchester and take just under two hours.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Coventry to Manchester?
All our services from Coventry to Manchester include a variety of seats and plugs, as well as ample luggage storage. A trolley service offers a great selection of light snacks and drinks and there’s even space to bring a bike, if you so wish. Or, why not treat yourself to First Class and all the extra comforts it affords?
Does Manchester Piccadilly have step-free access?
Manchester Piccadilly is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Passengers who require extra assistance can also get help to and from the station platforms.
How far is the city centre?
Manchester Piccadilly is only a short walk from the city centre, making it easy to start exploring the city.
Does the station have family areas?
The station has baby changing facilities as well as waiting rooms where families can spend time before catching their train. There are a variety of refreshment facilities to keep the whole family happy.
For further information about Manchester Piccadilly Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Manchester
Onward travel: Buses in Manchester
Manchester has an excellent bus service throughout the city centre and Greater Manchester, as well as a tram service. The Arriva bus service offers service to surrounding towns in the North East. Should you prefer to get a taxi for your onward journey, a taxi rank is located outside the station.
Shopping in Manchester
Visitors travel from all over the world to shop in Manchester, and with its range of spending options, it’s easy to see why. Wind your way through the streets around Kings Street, Spinningfields or New Cathedral Street for cute boutiques. For indie, handmade and all things vintage, hit up the Northern Quarter. If designer brands are more your thing, department stores such as Selfridges and Harvey Nichols offer lots of luxury products. And high street favourites can be found at shopping malls like Manchester Arndale, intu, Trafford Centre and Market Street.
Culture in Manchester
Manchester is known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the city celebrates its heritage with a variety of museums and galleries. It has a rich, diverse culture and is home to two of the best-known English football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City. When it comes to music, Manchester offers an equally wide variety of options including the Manchester Opera House, Albert Hall, and a multitude of smaller venues. The city is also the host of a variety of world-class events and festivals, such as the Manchester International Festival and its famous Christmas Markets.
Spending time in Manchester?
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or simply want to grab a bite to eat, our Manchester Guide can help you plan the perfect visit!