Popular Train Routes to Manchester

London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly - 2h 5 mins

Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly - 3h 14 min

Milton Keynes Central to Manchester Piccadilly - 1h 37 mins

Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly - 1h 27 mins

Travelling to Manchester by Train

Not just a pretty place: Manchester is the third most visited city in the UK, and is notable for its great architecture, infamous music scene and great transport connections. Manchester Piccadilly puts you right in the thick of things, and plenty of visitors take the train to Manchester to check out sights like the Science and Industry Museum, shopping district and of course the football. Can't forget that!

Shop, eat and explore

Healthy eating in Manchester

Food and drink in Manchester

The vibrant food scene in Manchester has restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

Food and drink
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Attractions in Manchester

Manchester is chock-a-block with cultural activities and landmarks to visit on a long weekend or staycation.

Manchester sunset

Manchester nightlife

Manchester has a thronging nightlife, from the gay bars on Canal Street to the quirky cocktail bars in the Northern Quarter.

Shoe shopping in Manchester

Shopping in Manchester

Manchester has a whole range of shops for the bargain hunter or the style queen.  

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Family fun in Manchester

Keep your family entertained for hours in Manchester with these affordable activities suitable for all ages.  

Family fun
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Insider Guide

Read a local's thoughts on the best Manchester has to offer.

Insider Guide