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If you’re travelling into Manchester on the train, Manchester Piccadilly is the main train station, with many of our TransPennine Express trains either terminating here or passing through. Whatever you’re planning to do in this fantastic city, you can browse and secure cheap train tickets to Manchester Piccadilly with TransPennine Express.
When you arrive into Manchester Piccadilly, you can continue your journey on free city centre buses from right outside the station. You can also enjoy unlimited travel around the city on Manchester PlusBus – a ticket will cost £3.90 (£2.60 with a Railcard) with your train ticket. The Metrolink tram system runs out of Manchester Piccadilly, and there is a taxi rank at the Fairfield Street entrance.
You’ll find a long stay car park at Manchester Piccadilly with over 800 car parking spaces available. If you leave your car for the day, it will cost you around £7. Parking on nearby streets can be expensive, so it’s advisable to use the car park whenever you hop on a train from Manchester Piccadilly.
There are a few ways to get cheap train tickets to Manchester Piccadilly. If you book in advance you can save up to 50% on your train tickets, whilst a season ticket is your best option to save money if you regularly travel on Manchester Piccadilly trains. A Railcard, such as a 16-25 Railcard will offer discounted travel. You’ll also cut costs if you can choose trains during off-peak times.
Yes, you’ll find a left luggage facility at Manchester Piccadilly right in the middle of Platforms 10 and 11. It is open Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 21:00 and you can leave your luggage for as little as one hour up to 72 hours.
The journey time of your train to Manchester Piccadilly will depend on your departure station and chosen route.
You can get the train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly in as little as 15 minutes. Trains from Newcastle to Manchester Piccadilly take just over 2 and a half hours, whilst those from Liverpool Lime Street have a journey time of just over 1 hour. Trains from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly take 1 hour and trains from York take around 90 minutes.
Manchester Piccadilly is the biggest of the four main train stations in Manchester. Around 25 million passengers travel to and from the station every year.
As well as being the main train station in the city, Manchester Piccadilly is located right at the heart of Manchester. The trendy Northern Quarter and its selection of independent bars, shops and restaurants is right around the corner, whilst Market Street and the Arndale Centre offer high-street shopping just a short walk away.
If you’re in the city for some football, you can hop on the Metrolink at Manchester Piccadilly and head northeast to the Etihad Stadium or southwest to Old Trafford depending on your allegiances. Manchester Piccadilly station is also packed with all your essential amenities, whether you want to enjoy a meal, a drink or stock up on travel snacks and essentials before your trip.
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