Travelling to Manchester
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Travelling from Crewe to Manchester
The busy, modern city of Manchester has something for everyone, whether you want to catch some world-class sports, shop ‘til you drop, listen to some of the world’s favourite music acts, or simply go on a great night out. With so much to see and do, the real question is what are you willing to miss?
Are there direct trains from Crewe to Manchester?
Yes, CrossCountry runs convenient trains from Crewe to Manchester without the need to change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Crewe to Manchester?
Travelling from Crewe to Manchester doesn’t get much more comfortable than with CrossCountry. Enjoy various seating choices, electric charging points as standard, and designated luggage storage space. An at-seat service of light snacks and hot and cold drinks is also available. Alternatively, upgrade to our First Class coaches for more added extras.
Does Manchester Piccadilly Station have step-free access?
Manchester Piccadilly is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Step-free access is available throughout, as are ramps for train access and assistance reaching platforms. Accessible ticket machines and ticket counters are also available.
How far is the city centre?
Manchester Piccadilly is conveniently located just a stone’s throw from all the action in the city.
Does the station have family areas?
If you’re visiting Manchester with your family, baby changing facilities are available at the station. There are also waiting rooms and a choice of cafés where you and your family can spend time before your train.
For further information about Manchester Piccadilly Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Manchester
Onward travel: Taxis, Trams and Buses in Manchester
Once you’ve got to Manchester, there’s a range of options available for onward travel. Whether you choose the convenient tram service or the comprehensive bus network, the public transport options are a popular choice for those visiting the city. There is also a taxi rank at the station for those who prefer to travel by cab.
Shopping in Manchester
The shopping experience in Manchester is second to none. Whatever you’re looking for, there are bound to be lots of choices. There are a number of large-scale shopping centres, such as Manchester Arndale, and intu Trafford centre. Both these choices offer a wide range of shops, cafés and more, while the modern, bright surroundings mean that they’re the perfect shopping destination regardless of the weather outside.
If you’re looking for something a little different, the Northern Quarter is also teeming with a wide range of independent shops ranging from Chapter One Books to Vinyl Revival and perennial favourite Junk Shop, which sells sustainable fashion.
Culture in Manchester
As you might expect there’s plenty of quirky, off-the-wall cultural experiences to be had in Manchester, alongside its famous music scene, and plentiful museums and parks. Try your hand at a real-life version of The Crystal Maze or find out how you and your friends would fare at the Zombie Uprising escape room.
You can also head to Media City to be in the audience for some of the nation’s favourite TV shows; whether you love Countdown or a Question of Sport, a range of shows are filmed in Salford. When the evening draws in, you will find a range of fun themed bars which will transport you anywhere from a whimsical tiki setting to the 1930s.
Staying in Manchester?
Whether you’re in town for a whole weekend or just a day to try the delights of the local restaurant scene, our Manchester Guide can help you plan the perfect trip.