Trains from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

Visit the heart of England when you travel to Stoke-on-Trent by train.


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Getting from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent by train

Stoke-on-Trent is Staffordshire’s biggest city, and well worth a visit whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure. Affectionately known as The Potteries thanks to the city’s reputation for ceramics and potteries, Stoke actually has six different centres, as it was formed when Stoke-upon-Trent, Hanley, Burslem, Tunstall, Longton and Fenton joined together in 1910. That means there is plenty to see and do, from cultural attractions to beautiful scenery.

Find the cheapest train tickets from Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent

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

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 the 32 miles (52 Km ) 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?

As one of the biggest cities in the UK, there’s a huge amount to keep you busy on any trip to Manchester, whether you’re staying for a day, a weekend, or even longer. Maybe you’re in town to catch a game at Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium, or doing a spot of shopping in the city’s many independent shops. Or perhaps you’ve travelled to Manchester on business. Whatever the reason, there’s plenty of attractions to suit every type of traveller.

It’s easy to get to Manchester Piccadilly from anywhere in the city. Free bus routes 1, 2 and 3 serve the station, and it’s also served by bus 147, as well as the Metrolink tram and taxis. The station is also easily accessible on foot from the city centre.

You’ll find a range of facilities within the station, including a selection of shops and cafes, free public wi-fi, and public toilets.

Travelling to Stoke-on-Trent?

From museums to beautiful scenery, there’s something for everyone in Stoke. Mow Cop Castle sits on a hillside above the city, offering outstanding views over the Staffordshire countryside, while the World of Wedgwood showcases some of the finest pottery ever produced in the city, with a museum dedicated to the best of British ceramics.

When you arrive in Stoke after a short train journey from Manchester Piccadilly, it couldn’t be easier to travel onwards to your destination. The station is served by bus, and you can also take a taxi from outside the station.

Within the station, you’ll find shops and a cafe, as well as a waiting room and public wi-fi so you can check your emails or check directions before heading into Stoke-on-Trent. Introduce the arrival city and describe the must-sees and highlights

First Class service

If you’re travelling First Class, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee on us before your train from Manchester Piccadilly. Our First Class Lounge is open from 06:00 to 19:30 Monday to Friday, 07:45 to 18:00 on Saturdays, and 09:30 to 19:30 on Sundays.

Complimentary snacks and drinks, a wider seat, a guaranteed table and socket and more leg-stretching room – these are the benefits of upgrading to First Class with Avanti West Coast. You can also start as you mean to go on by chilling in the First Class Lounge at Manchester Piccadilly as you wait to board your train. All this can be yours for much less than you might think. Find out everything about First Class here.

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