Getting from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester by train
For those travelling to Manchester, whether for business engagements or a weekend getaway, the city offers a diverse array of attractions and activities.
There are many ways to make your day trip or weekend in Manchester a great time. These include attending concerts, eating at restaurants, and spectating football games.
You can travel to Manchester from Stoke-on-Trent in just 35 minutes, with tickets from as little as £11.10.
Find the cheapest train tickets from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester
Many of you travelling from Stoke to Manchester will be commuters. For you, we have a range of season tickets, benefits and reward schemes. You could even upgrade to First Class.
Whether you’re travelling in Peak, Off-Peak, or Super Off-Peak hours, we will help you find a ticket at the right price at a departure time that works for your schedule.
Finally, if you’re heading for leisure, see our range of 2 For 1 offers to attractions and events. You might get yourself a deal on all kinds of activities.
Travelling in comfort with Avanti
Although it’s just a short 32 miles to your destination, we want to make that time pass quickly.
If you’re not enjoying the view from your window, you can answer your emails or scroll through the news with our fast, reliable Wi-Fi There are also onboard power sockets if you need to give your phone a quick charge.
Book advance tickets to get the cheapest price 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 book your ticket for the next train.
Travelling from Stoke-on-Trent?
Stoke-on-Trent comprises six different centres, including Stoke-upon-Trent, Hanley, Burslem, Tunstall, Longton, and Fenton. They all joined together in 1910. Famous for its ceramics and pottery, there’s lots of interesting history to learn about. You can do so at the Potteries Museum.
Stoke-on-Trent is a great year-round destination. Take advantage of the summer season for adventures at Alton Towers, and explore the city’s indoor activities during the colder months.
Pedestrians can easily access Stoke-on-Trent from the train station by walking along the Trent and Mersey canals, or you can take a taxi or bus from directly outside the station.
Facilities at Stoke-on-Trent train station include free public Wi-Fi, an ATM, shops and a cafe, as well as toilets.
Travelling to Manchester?
Football enthusiasts may associate Manchester with the iconic teams of Manchester United and Manchester City, yet this vibrant city offers more than just sport.
For those with a penchant for culture, Manchester has numerous museums, while its vibrant nightlife adds even more to the city’s appeal. Head to the Northern Quarter to explore the best bars and restaurants.
Then there’s the music scene. Well-known for its iconic contributions with the likes of Joy Division, The Stone Roses, and Oasis, this legacy is survived through venues such as YES and Gorilla.
With the centre a brief ten-minute stroll away, accessing the heart of the city is easy. If you prefer to walk, there’s also immediate access to bus, tram, and taxi services.
Manchester Piccadilly Station is well-equipped for traveller convenience and features a ticket office and ticket machines. Among its amenities are facilities like toilets with baby changing facilities, complimentary public Wi-Fi, and an assortment of food shops.
You’ll find the likes of WHSmith, Pret a Manger, and Sainsbury’s Local. Perfect for getting essential refreshments before venturing into the main city.
First Class service
When you get to Manchester on a First Class Avanti train, you'll have full use of our First Class Lounge. The First Class Lounge is an ideal place to relax and unwind before your train departs.
It's also a great place to meet friends or colleagues before your journey. Here, you can enjoy a complimentary drink and use the free, fast Wi-Fi to catch up on emails or work on your laptop. You can also relax in the comfortable seating area.
On the train, experience an elevated standard of travel by going first class. Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages, a guaranteed table equipped with electrical sockets, and extended legroom.
These premium amenities are accessible at a remarkably reasonable cost. Learn more about First Class train tickets here, and how a simple upgrade enhances your travel experience.