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Travelling to Manchester by train
Manchester is easy to travel to from other major UK cities. Direct services between Manchester and London run conveniently every 20 minutes with Virgin Trains. Local rail services connect Manchester Airport with Greater Manchester districts and the city centre.
There are four key train stations in Manchester city centre - Deansgate, Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. Of these, Piccadilly attracts the most visitors' and is the main arrival point into the city centre.
For all trains times and fares, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call +44 (0)8457 484950.
Left luggage - At Piccadilly Train Station the Left Baggage service provides customers with a secure area to store their luggage and heavy bags for long and short term periods, leaving you free to explore and enjoy your trip.
Train companies in Manchester
CrossCountry Trains run services to Manchester from Birmingham, the South West, Bournemouth, Reading and Cardiff.
First TransPennine Express operates direct train services into Manchester from across the north of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow and direct services into Manchester city centre from Manchester Airport.
Northern Rail enables you to travel easily between Manchester's nearby cities and the surrounding countryside in the North of England. Rail services provide direct access to National Parks, including The Peak District and The Lake District.
Belmond Northern Belle has regular luxury journeys from stations in and around Manchester.
Virgin Trains travel to destinations all around the UK. Journeys with Virgin Trains are faster, more convenient and more comfortable than ever before. Three trains every hour leave Manchester en route for London; a journey that takes just over two hours.