Save on Your Train Tickets to Manchester with Split Ticketing

Get cheap tickets to Manchester by splitting your ticket.

Split ticketing involves splitting your fare into multiple tickets to cover separate parts of the journey whilst traveling on exactly the same train.

Use our ticket search to find hidden split ticket fares. The average saving for these is 30% but you could save up to 70%!

On top of that you’ll pay NO booking or card fees when booking with us. We just take a small percentage of the saving.


Journey to any of these stations when buying cheap train tickets to Manchester:

Manchester Airport

Manchester Oxford Road

Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester Utd Football Gd

Manchester Victoria


Examples of the savings that can be made when buying cheap train tickets to Manchester with SplitMyFare:

London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

Standard Fare: £148

SplitMyFare: £115

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £33


Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly

Standard Fare: £35.50

SplitMyFare: £29.70

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £5.80


Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly

Standard Fare: £59.90

SplitMyFare: £42.90

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £17



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"When entering for the first time a town like Manchester, a stranger, overwhelmed by the new and interesting spectacle presented to him, scarcely dares look this giant full in the face at once....” J.G.Kohl


Why Visit Manchester by Rail?

We'll tell you where to split your ticket to Manchester in order to make big savings and provide an easy way to buy your ticket. You'll split your journey into separate tickets but travel on exactly the same train.

Tell us which station you want to go to and in no time you could be having fun in the hustle and bustle of Manchester with Alex Ferguson and Ken Barlow (Well you never know). You might want to take in a match at Old Trafford (or The City of Manchester Stadium), enjoy an interesting visit to Manchester Town Hall or watch a play at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Manchester is a great destination with some of the UK's best attractions, ideal for families and groups of friends; it's also a very popular place to travel on business.

We recommend a visit to the Museum of Science & Industry if you've got kids. For those looking for a good night out The Printworks is definitely worth a visit.

Train Fact: The world's first passenger railway ran from Manchester.

Manchester most famous football clubs, City and United took the two top spots in last year’s English Premier League table. As well as football the city also has a huge student population, a buzzing social scene with many pubs and clubs and is known the world over as the birthplace of industrial revolution. Manchester continues to thrive and is the third most visited city in the U.K.

Mancunians are known for their strength and togetherness in a forward-thinking city that they take pride in. Being home to many famous musical acts, great shopping and now restaurants from top chefs such as Simon Rogan and Jason Atherton, the city has plenty to offer to tourists no matter what they are looking for.

It would take just a 10 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly to get to the Northern Quarter and experience a taste of what sets Manchester apart from other English cities. You can head to the Castlefield conservation area to see the 18th century canal system where the interactive Museum of Science and Industry traces the period of the city when it was a textile powerhouse.

If you like literature and are familiar with Elizabeth Gaskell, author of “North and South”, you can visit the author's house which has been converted into a museum open to the public. Formerly known as 84 Plymouth Grove, the museum has been listed as a neoclassical villa, preserved to honour the author and her family.

Manchester Piccadilly has regular national rail services and Manchester Airport can be accessed via train from the city centre, with journeys taking around twenty minutes. Both stations are open seven days a week serviced through train operators TransPennine Express and Northern Rail. In between Whitworth Street West and Oxford Street, you can also find the Manchester Oxford Road railway station.

How to find the cheapest train tickets to Manchester

If you’re looking for cheap train tickets to Manchester there are may ways to save money so you can explore Manchester. It may be that you’re getting a train to Manchester for a weekend with friends or with work, whatever the reason our journey planner will help you in getting the cheapest available tickets for your trip. Using the journey planner, you can save money travelling to Manchester and use that in the shops or at a restaurant.

Some of the biggest savings can be had by searching for split tickets as described above. Another way to save money on train tickets to Manchester is by buying an Advance ticket. Advance tickets are usually available from 12 weeks before the date of travel, so it is generally the case that the earlier you book your ticket within this timeframe the cheaper it will be. So if you’re coming to Manchester to catch a flight or for some sightseeing, look out for the advance ticket type when you search for your ticket. The longer you wait to buy your ticket the more the price can go up so try to book as quick as you’re able, advance tickets are not normally available on the day of travel, so try not to book on the day.

You can save even more on your train tickets by using a railcard for your journey to Manchester. If you’re a regular traveller this is particular useful as buying an eligible railcard can save you 1/3 off the price of all of your future tickets.