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If you’re travelling into Manchester Victoria to experience the very best of Manchester, you can get cheap train tickets to Manchester Victoria with Transpennine Express.
When you arrive at Manchester Victoria, there are free city centre buses to help you with your onward journey. You can also enjoy unlimited travel around the city on the Manchester PlusBus. The Metrolink tram system runs directly into Manchester Victoria and there is a taxi rank right outside the station.
The train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria takes around 50 minutes, whilst Bolton to Manchester Victoria trains have a journey time of around 20 minutes. Trains from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria take just 35 minutes, trains from York take 1 hour 20 minutes, and those from Huddersfield take just over half an hour. If you’re heading to Manchester Victoria from Manchester Piccadilly, you can hop on a Metrolink tram to do the short journey across the city.
There are a few different ways to get cheap train tickets to Manchester Victoria. By booking in advance you get over 50% off the cost of your ticket. If you regularly travel in and out of Manchester Victoria, a season ticket is your best option to save money. For one off trips, try and book outside of peak times and be flexible with your chosen train. A Railcard, such as a 16-25 Railcard will also offer discounted travel.
You’ll find plenty of facilities at Manchester Victoria including bars and cafes for refreshments and food on the go for your onward journey. There are toilets at the station and a range of seating areas to wait before your train arrives.
Yes, there are parking facilities above Manchester Victoria station at the AO Arena with around 240 available spaces, plus accessible parking. There are also 38 cycle stands across the station approach and platforms.
Manchester Victoria is the second biggest train station in Manchester after Manchester Piccadilly. Around 7 million passengers pass through Manchester Victoria every year. A number of destinations are served by trains from Manchester Victoria, including Liverpool Lime Street, Leeds, York and Bolton.
The station itself has a range of facilities to enjoy before your next journey and its location, tucked away behind Cathedral Gardens, means it’s ideally placed to make the most of the city centre. The trendy Northern Quarter is just a short walk away, as are Market Street and St Anne’s Square. The National Football Museum is a few minutes away on foot, and there are plenty of fantastic restaurants and bars close by. The AO Arena is right above Manchester Victoria, hosting concerts from the biggest names in pop music as well as a range of events.
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