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Manchester Airport to Birmingham International by train

  • First train
    04:34
  • Last train
    23:13
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr
  • Distance
    108 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    43
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 1m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester Airport to Birmingham International by train

Fast trains from Manchester Airport to Birmingham International take around 2 hours, covering a distance of approximately 108 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester Airport and Birmingham International.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester Airport to Birmingham International?

Journeys between Manchester Airport and Birmingham International usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from Manchester Airport to Birmingham International every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 45 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Manchester Airport to Birmingham International?

The Manchester Airport to Birmingham International train travel time is normally about 2 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Manchester Airport to Birmingham International train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Birmingham International is usually scheduled to depart Manchester Airport around 04:34 and the last train is around 23:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester Airport around 04:34, and the last at 23:04.

When to book Manchester Airport to Birmingham International train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester Airport to Birmingham International by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester Airport and Birmingham International?

More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester Airport to Birmingham International, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Birmingham International to Manchester Airport by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.