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|Ticket office opening hours||
Monday to Sunday: 06:00 to 21:00
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|Manchester Piccadilly station customer services||
Please see any member of staff or go to the Network Rail Station Reception situated near to WH Smith on the Fairfield Street mezzanine level - a buzz button is available if reception closed. Help Points
|Lost property (at the station)|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
Above the information point (opposite the ticket office) on the main concourse - Lift available
Avanti West Coast Anytime or Off-Peak (First Class) or Avanti West Coast Advance (First Class) tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.
Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks.
Wi-Fi is available
Showers are not available
Available throughout the station.
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
Please contact the train operator you plan to travel with:
|Customer help points|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
Taxi rank outside Fairfield Street entrance - available 05:00 until 02:00
|Accessible public pay phones||
Normal height public telephones are on the main concourse but are of an accessible height.
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||Whole Station|
|Impaired mobility set down|
Available only at Fairfield Street entrance with dropped kerb and lift to main station.
|Cycle storage availability||
Manchester Piccadilly is one of the busiest train stations outside of London after going through grand renovations between the late 1990s and early 2000s, costing £100 million. Even though there are several stations in Manchester, with 14 platforms and the highest number of travellers, Piccadilly is the central station in the ‘Capital of the North'.
CrossCountry runs many different services in and out of Manchester, with Birmingham to Manchester, Bristol to Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester and Oxford to Manchester being some of the most popular.
Need more information on travelling in and around the city? Check out our trains to Manchester page.
The city is labelled the 'Capital of the North' for its vibrant and buzzing atmosphere, packed with fantastic galleries and museums, world-class sport, the UK's 3rd largest shopping centre and much more. What's more, Manchester is nearby to the stunning Lake District, so you won't be short of things to do here.
The city has a fantastic blend of history and culture, being home to an impressive collection of music stars, two world-famous football teams and a massive range of art, film, and theatre hotspots. To soak up the arts, you should visit the HOME arts centre or a concert at Albert Hall and the Opera House. The Museum of Science and Industry, The John Reynolds Library and Manchester Cathedral are well worth the trips to learn more about the city.
Manchester has some of the best shopping on offer in the UK. With a variety of well-known high street stores, stylish designer labels and plenty of boutique stores, you'll find it all here. The Trafford Centre and Manchester Arndale offer shops, cafes and restaurants all under one roof. But if you're looking for something a little different, check out the Northern Quarter for a blend of street art and independent stores.
While you're in the Northern Quarter, you'll be able to grab a coffee at one of the quirky coffee shops and cafes. Manchester is an epicentre of fantastic food and drinks choices. Whether you're looking for a glamourous date night, a family-friendly meal, or to grab a drink with a group of mates, you won't have to search too far.
Inbetween platforms 10 and 11, you’ll find Excess Baggage Co., where you can leave heavy or high-value baggage. To make things easier, you can pre-book your storage before your trip.
There are plenty of food and drink options in Manchester Piccadilly station. Whether you’re looking for a Café, a few convenient supermarkets, or a sit-down meal. You won’t be short of options.
There are several stations in Manchester, but Manchester Piccadilly is revered as the main station in Manchester. It is located close to the city centre, has the highest number of transport links, and has the largest number of passengers.
The fastest mode of transport to get between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport is via train. The direct train journey will take between 16 and 22 minutes, with trains running every 17 minutes.
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