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How to get to Manchester

It's easy to get to Manchester, read our travel advice here or see our travel section for more details

Northern Rail offers fast, regular and direct services into Manchester Oxford Road, Piccadilly or Victoria stations from across the north.

If you are travelling from outside of Greater Manchester then Northern offer great value Off-Peak Day Return tickets and on selected routes, Duo tickets (for two adults travelling together).

Within Greater Manchester, Northern offer great value Off-Peak Day Return tickets or travel in the evening for half price with a Cheap Evening Return ticket.

For more information and to book tickets click here


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First Transpennine Express offers great value for money on many longer distance journeys. You could save over 50% on your train travel when you book in advance - with prices as low as these why not treat yourself to First Class!

For more information on TransPennineExpress click here

Manchester's Metrolink system has been developed to encourage easier and faster travel in the city centre and beyond. Connecting all major railway stations and tourist attractions, the Metrolink runs every five minutes, making it the perfect mode of transport for those who don't require a strict timetable.

Stagecoach provides routes around the city region, more information can be found here. Stagecoach also run coaches to and from the city, more information can be found on the website above or on the Megabus website

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