Stratford-upon-Avon to Manchester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 43m
  • Distance
    147 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 18m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Stratford-upon-Avon to Manchester by train

Fast trains from Stratford-upon-Avon to Manchester take around 2 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 147 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stratford-upon-Avon and Manchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Stratford-upon-Avon to Manchester?

Journeys between Stratford-upon-Avon and Manchester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Stratford-upon-Avon to Manchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to Manchester?

The Stratford-upon-Avon to Manchester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Stratford-upon-Avon to Manchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Stratford-upon-Avon around 06:26 and the last train is around 23:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stratford-upon-Avon around 07:00, and the last at 23:30.

When to book Stratford-upon-Avon 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 Stratford-upon-Avon to Manchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stratford-upon-Avon and Manchester?

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

  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • London Midland
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands 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.