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Travelling to Stockport? You can book cheap train tickets to Stockport with TransPennine Express and experience one of the most vibrant towns in the North West.
For forward travel around the town, the bus station is just a simple 10-minute walk from Stockport train station, while a rank of cabs sits directly outside the station’s main entrance for more local trips.
Trains to Stockport from Manchester Piccadilly take just 10 minutes, whilst those to and from Liverpool take just over an hour with TransPennine Express. The journey from Stockport to Newcastle will take around three hours with a quick change at Manchester Piccadilly, and the train from Leeds to Stockport has a journey time of one hour and a half with a change at Piccadilly.
There are a few ways to get cheap train tickets to Stockport. If you book in advance you can save up to 50% on your train tickets, whilst a railcard like a 16-25 Railcard also offers discounted travel. You can also cut costs on your train tickets if you can be flexible with your train and travel off-peak. A season ticket will save you money if you regularly travel to and from Stockport.
Trains to and out of Stockport run all day. Trains from Stockport to Manchester run every five to 10 minutes on weekdays, while services to Liverpool run three times an hour. During the week trains run from as early as 06:53 to as late as 22:55.
There are plenty of facilities at Stockport train station, including a ticket office, toilets, accessible toilets, customer service staff and ticket machines. You’ll find a newsagent and a range of cafes serving hot and cold food and drinks on the go.
Stockport has a lot to offer: Robinson's beer, produced at the local brewery since 1865, a history of hat making, and even underground tunnels dating back to World War 2. Nestled between the villages of Cheshire and the Derbyshire Peaks, trains to Stockport from Manchester only take about 10 minutes.
Throughout your visit, Stockport Viaduct will be a constant presence. Built in 1840 it remains the largest brick structure in the UK with 27 arches and 11 million bricks. Housed in a restored Victorian mill the Hat Works Museum is a recreation of a hat factory with a large collection of industrial machinery... and lots of hats. For a glimpse into the life of medieval and renaissance Stockport, go to Staircase House for a tour around a rare Jacobean dwelling.
Where The Light Gets In has no menu and is rather expensive (compared to its neighbours), but this extraordinary dining experience is setting Manchester alight and gaining rave reviews. The award-winning Midway Pub & Dining is less radical but no less appealing and it’s a firm favourite with locals. The Arden Arms is a beautiful pub dating back to the early 19th century near the old marketplace in Stockport. Their slogan is: ‘Real Ale, Real Food and Real Fires’.
Set in 7 acres of stunning grounds located in the Goyt Valley, Bredbury Hall Hotel also has a nightclub attached that is open until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights. Just a mile from the station, the Wycliffe Hotel is a family run hotel and restaurant that’s ideal for both business travellers and sightseers.
Despite being so close to Manchester, Stockport offers excellent shopping facilities, such as the Merseyway shopping centre and the Peel Centre. Why not hop on a train to Stockport to get a bit of much-needed retail therapy?
For more ideas on what to do in Stockport, see Visit Manchester.
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