Getting from Manchester Piccadilly to Stockport by train
Stockport is a town that’s firmly in the orbit of its larger neighbour Manchester – they’re only 9 km
apart, centre to centre, and with Heaton Moor, Levenshulme and Longsight between the two, it’s urban all the way.
For that reason, there’s plenty of to-ing and fro-ing between the two business districts by passengers every day,
and the quickest way to make the journey is by Avanti West Coast train, which can be done in under 10 minutes.
Given the distance, the train will barely get up to a canter, so don’t bother with a book or a movie – just
watch the city centre turn into suburbs and watch the people going about their business. Before you know it, you’ll
be pulling into Stockport Station, ready to alight. Stockport’s great for shopping, with its handy town centre, but
if you’re interested in a little local history, why not pop into the Hat Museum and learn about the garment that
really put this town on the map?
Find the cheapest train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Stockport
You don’t want to spend all your budget on getting from point A to B. To help you get the most out of
your money, we
offer a range of cheap train tickets and discounts to Railcard holders,
senior travellers, and groups.
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 2 For 1 offers to attractions and events. This
way, you can find a deal to make your visit special.
Travelling in comfort with Avanti
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
Make your journey even more relaxing by booking advance tickets. This way, you’ll 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. This helps you easily book a ticket for
the next train up to your arrival at the station.
Travelling to Stockport?
On the return journey, you’ll need to head to Stockport Station. It’s on Railway Road, which is off the
main Wellington Road (A6) which runs through the town on its way to Buxton. Railway Road is opposite the fantastic
Town Hall, which is an imposing Grade II listed building. Once you’ve tried the Hat Museum and seen how this
industry used to operate, check out the impressive viaduct that carries the railway through the centre of town. It
carries trains 34 metres above street level, and it’s also Grade II listed.
If you’re local you’ll already know what Manchester’s all about – world-renowned sporting teams, hundreds
of shops, one of the largest student populations in Europe and some of the best restaurants, bars and nightclubs in
the land. And if you live in Stockport, it’s all just a few minutes away by train.
Travelling from Manchester Piccadilly?
Piccadilly Station is just on the edge of the centre of Manchester, near Piccadilly Gardens and the
Northern Quarter. Wherever you are in the city, you’ll be able to go straight to the station using the Metrolink
tram system, which covers much of Greater Manchester. There are also plenty of buses that will take you to
Piccadilly Bus Station, five minutes walk from the railway station. It’s best to check the Transport for Greater Manchester website for details relevant to your journey.
First Class service
When you depart from Manchester Piccadilly and you have a First Class ticket with Avanti West Coast, you
can take advantage of the First Class Lounge, which extends the luxury service to your time before you board, as
well as during the journey. You can enjoy comfy designer seating as well as free WiFi and snacks and drinks for up
to 2 hours before the departure time of your train, as long as you’ve got your card or digital ticket handy.