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Manchester Piccadilly Train Station

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Manchester Piccadilly Train Station


Manchester Piccadilly Station
Piccadilly Station Approach
Greater Manchester
M60 7RA
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box

Buying tickets and collecting them -

Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours

Main Concourse

Monday to Sunday: 06:00 to 21:00

Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.

General services information +

Service Information
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 

Left luggage Left luggage is available.
Lost property (at the station) Lost property is available at the station.
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40

First class information +

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is available.



Above the information point (opposite the ticket office) on the main concourse - Lift available

Tickets Accepted

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

Station facilities +

Facility Information
Seating area

Available throughout the station.

Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are available.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available.
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.
Post box A Post box is available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint A cashpoint is available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.

Accesibility +

Facility Information

Please contact the train operator you plan to travel with:

Customer help points Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available.
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis

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 National key toilets are available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station
Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking

Available only at Fairfield Street entrance with dropped kerb and lift to main station.

Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.

Transport links +

Facility Information
Cycle storage availability
  • Spaces: 43
  • Sheltered: No
  • CCTV: No
Car park A car park is available.
Taxi rank A taxi rank is available.
Bus services Bus services are available.

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.

Things to do in Manchester

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.


Does Manchester Piccadilly station have lockers? +

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.

Where to eat near Manchester Piccadilly? +

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.

What is the main station in Manchester? +

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.

How far from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport? +

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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