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Getting from Manchester to Crewe by train

Crewe exists as it is because of the railways – before the 1830s it was a tiny hamlet. When it was chosen as the location for major railway locomotive works, its growth and importance were assured, and it grew incredibly quickly. Look at a railway map and you’ll see why it’s so perfect – it’s where multiple lines meet, and it made it the ideal place for passengers to change trains in the middle of England, wherever they were coming from or going to.

The railway works have mostly gone now, but the town remains bustling. It’s a market town of more than 70,000, with industry and commerce thriving. Its status as a great railway connection also holds true, and it’s why millions of passengers know the station so well.

Finding the cheapest train tickets from Manchester to Crewe

To make the most of your trip, you don’t want to spend all your budget on getting there. To help you get the most of your money, we offer a range of cheap train tickets and discounts to railcard holders, senior and group travellers. Whether you’re travelling in Peak, Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak hours, our Best Fare Finder will help you to find a ticket at the right price at a departure time that suits you.

Plus, if you’re heading away for a short break, we offer a range of 2for1 offers to attractions and events so you can find a deal to make your visit really special.

Travelling in comfort with Avanti

It might not be the longest journey, but it will certainly be your most comfortable. Enjoy the view from our big reclining seats as you’re driven [journey_distance] to your destination. Answer your emails or scroll through the news with our fast, reliable Wifi. Then arrive thoroughly recharged and refreshed with our onboard power sockets and onboard snacks, drinks and refreshments.

Making your journey even more relaxing by booking advance tickets to get the cheapest ticket with a departure time that’s ideal for you. Or, if you’re making a last-minute trip, you can use our Live Train Journey Tracker to easily book a ticket for the next train up to your arrival at the station.

Travelling from Manchester?

Manchester Piccadilly is one of the three main stations in Manchester, located just to the east of the city centre, close to the Mancunian Way. If you’re in the city, it’s straightforward to reach – head to Piccadilly Gardens and follow Fairfield Street until you see the ramp sloping up on your left. Go up the slope and you’re there.

If you’re coming from a little further afield, your journey to the station will probably be covered by Transport for Greater Manchester. That means you can use the official website to find information on buses, local trains and the Metrolink tram network that covers a huge area from Manchester Airport to Bury, Rochdale, Ashton and Altrincham. There are also thousands of taxis to hail or book in the city.

Travelling from Crewe?

Crewe Station is right in the middle of town, and as it’s not a huge place, you’ll never be far from it. Just like the train lines, all roads lead to Nantwich Road, and there’s a generous car park next to the station if you’re driving. If you’re taking public transport, have a look at the Cheshire East website, as that’s the local authority that covers Crewe.

As well as being a temporary stop-off for those changing trains, you might be visiting the town to meet friends or family who live here. With all the industry in the area, it’s also likely you’re coming on business, so good luck with that deal! While you’re here, pop into the Lyceum Theatre or explore the railway heritage centre, where you’ll find a miniature railway - a truly great day out.

First Class service

Both Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe Station have First Class Lounges that are exclusively for Avanti West Coast travellers with a First Class ticket. You can turn up as much as 2 hours before your departure time, and you’ll find comfy designer seats, drinks and snacks, as well as complimentary WiFi to catch up with business or entertainment while you’re waiting for your train.

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