Nothing should slow you down
With over 175 trains a day from the north of England and Scotland, right to the heart of the airport, an Airport Advance ticket will save you money and won't have you stuck in a traffic jam.
We understand that sometimes flights back to sunny Manchester are delayed and you may be concerned about missing the train home you bought your ticket for, don't worry with an Airport Advance you can catch the next available Transpennine Express train up to 3 hours after the departure time stated on the ticket.*Buy tickets
Fares advertised are correct at the time of publication and are based on Airport Advance standard single fares to Manchester Airport. Subject to availability, only valid on FTPE services, buy in advance to avoid disappointment. Only valid on date and service stated on ticket. No refunds available.
Texts are charged at the standard rate. Terms and conditions apply. Mobile tickets are only available on TPE services to Manchester Airport, when purchasing Airport Advance tickets through the TPE mobile app. Other ticket options are available at train stations and tpexpress.co.uk.
Changes to travel plans
Changes to time or date of travel must be arranged before departure of the first reserved train printed on the ticket, after which the ticket has no value and a new one must be purchased. Customers will need to present the ticket(s) and reservation(s) when they request a change. The origin, destination and Train Company or route shown on the ticket(s) must remain the same. The difference between the price paid and cost of the next suitable fare for the journey is payable, plus a £10 administration fee per person, per single ticket for each change to a journey. If customers change to a train on which a cheaper fare is available, the difference will not be refunded.
Strict control arrangements apply and (free) seat reservations must be obtained for the throughout journey (where applicable) before the tickets are issued.
Tickets are train specific; however to accommodate inbound flight delays, journeys from John Lennon & Manchester Airports can be made on the next available TransPennine Express service up to 3 hours after the departure time stated on the ticket. Where no services depart within this time, the next TPE service may be used. Passengers wishing to use this must have their tickets endorsed at the Ticket Office before boarding the train. This is the only difference to other Advance tickets.