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Take the train from Stoke-on-Trent 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
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Travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester
Discover a unique part of the UK when you visit Manchester. CrossCountry will get you to Manchester smoothly, so you'll be ready to explore as soon as you arrive. Whether you're looking for shopping, culture or just a day out with the family, Manchester has something for you.
Are there direct trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?
Yes, you can travel directly from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester with CrossCountry, without needing to change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?
Trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester on the CrossCountry network are designed to get you to your destination comfortably. Choose from a variety of seating options (including table groupings ). On most of our services you can make use of our electric points, subject to availability, and at-seat service offering drinks and light refreshments.
Is WiFi available on trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?
Yes! Whether you choose to stay in contact with friends or family, or simply catch up on social media, you can surf the net with our free on-board WiFi.
T&Cs apply. Visit our WiFi On-Board page for more information.
Can I reserve a seat on trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?
You sure can! We have a quick and easy service which allows you to reserve seats via text message. Our Ten Minute Reservation page has all the details, but rest assured that it's available on most of our services if you hold an Anytime or Off-Peak ticket, up to 10 minutes before departure.
Where can I find cheap tickets from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?
There are lots of ways to travel from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester at the best possible price - book well in advance, be flexible with times, and always compare singles. Find all our tips in our guide to finding cheapest tickets. Be sure to keep an eye on our special offers page, too - you can even set up an alert for the journey from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester.
Can I use my railcard on trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester?
We all like to save our pennies, and railcards are the perfect way to do just that! At CrossCountry, we accept railcards on most of our services, so visit our Railcards page for further information about using your railcard on trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester.
For full information about Manchester Piccadilly station, check out our station guide.
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