Burton-on-Trent to Manchester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 31m
  • Distance
    84 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Burton-on-Trent to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Burton-on-Trent to Manchester take around 1 hour and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 84 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Burton-on-Trent and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Burton-on-Trent to Manchester?

Journeys between Burton-on-Trent and Manchester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Burton-on-Trent to Manchester 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 Burton-on-Trent to Manchester?

The Burton-on-Trent to Manchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Burton-on-Trent to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Burton-on-Trent around 06:20 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Burton-on-Trent around 06:24, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Burton-on-Trent to Manchester 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 Burton-on-Trent to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Burton-on-Trent and Manchester?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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

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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.