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Trains from Manchester to Birmingham

Running 29 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

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Speed through the English countryside between Manchester and Birmingham. Leaving from Manchester Piccadilly you will pass through fields, hills and woodlands before arriving in Birmingham New Street Station in less than two hours. Birmingham New Street station is right in the centre of the action in Birmingham, meaning you can jump straight into all the shopping, culture and amazing food and drink options Birmingham has to offer.

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CrossCountry Trains from Manchester to Birmingham New Street

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Travelling to Birmingham

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Travelling from Manchester to Birmingham

From shopping to culture, Birmingham has everything you could ask for in a city. Shop in the Bullring, visit the many bars and restaurants, spend the day at Cadbury World or take in some of the local parks and countryside. The station itself is found underneath Grand Central, where there are a multitude of shops and places to grab a bite to eat and drink.

Are there direct trains from Manchester to Birmingham?

Yes, all our CrossCountry trains from Manchester to Birmingham are direct trains and will take you from Manchester Piccadilly straight to Birmingham New Street without the need for changes. 

What amenities are available onboard trains from Manchester to Birmingham?

All our trains from Manchester to Birmingham have the standard of care you’d expect from a CrossCountry train; delicious snacks and drinks, a choice of seats with tables and electric points, and ample luggage storage space. Alternatively, why not treat yourself to First Class and all the extra comforts it affords?

Does Birmingham New Street have step-free access?

Birmingham New Street Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs.

How far is the city centre?

Birmingham New Street station is right in the epicentre of Birmingham. You will find everything you need at a stone’s throw.

Does the station have family areas?

The station has baby changing facilities as well as two large waiting rooms where families can spend time before their train.

More questions?

For further information about Birmingham New Street station, check out our station guide.

Once you have arrived in Birmingham

Onward travel: Buses in Birmingham

If you’re travelling onwards once you reach Birmingham you might want to try their excellent bus service. There are many eco-friendly buses and the Arriva buses are fully integrated with the trains and trams which cross the area. Finding your way onwards from Birmingham New Street couldn’t be easier.

Shopping in Birmingham

Once you arrive in Birmingham New Street there are so many shopping options right on your doorstep, even within the station building if you go upstairs to Grand Central. For even more choice head to the Bullring, which has all your high street favourites in one convenient location.

Culture in Birmingham

The 02 Academy Birmingham, the Barclay Arena and the Symphony Hall are a short walk from Birmingham New Street station. During the day visit the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery or the National Sea Life Centre. There are also many theatres and galleries in Birmingham City Centre.

Spending time in Birmingham?

Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or simply want to grab a bite to eat, our Birmingham Guide can help you plan the perfect day out!




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