Travelling to Manchester is fast and simple, most train routes offering direct services. The main train provider serving routes to Manchester is Virgin East Coast. During week days from London trains run about hourly. There are also other cities with direct links to Manchester such as Bristol, Liverpool and Preston.
Which train companies travel to Manchester? Virgin East Coast is the main provider for trains to Manchester and is the only direct and regular train thar departs from London to Manchester. Northern and CrossCountry also serve routes to Manchester.
How can travellers save on train tickets? The best way to make savings on train tickets to Manchester is to book at least a few weeks in advance, or look out for deals and offers from providers. Using a railcard will also save travellers a third off rail tickets.
How easy is it to get to Manchester city centre from the station?Manchester Piccadilly is the main railway station of Manchester city. It is the fourth busiest station in the UK is well connected via the rail network and offers easy access to every part of the country.
It is easy to get to the city centre via public transport by buses and the Metrolink tram system. Travellers can also walk to the city centre from the station which takes just 10 minutes. There are also taxis available from outside the train station.
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An average meal in a restaurant in Manchester costs 8.6% more than in the rest of the country.
Prices in Manchester are on average 2% lower than in the other cities in the United Kingdom.
Public transport in Manchester costs around 18.9% more than the national average.
A night in a hotel in Manchester is about 2.9% less expensive on average than in the rest of the United Kingdom.
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