Final destination: Blackpool
These trains commence their journeys in the station at Manchester Airport and after departure from Piccadilly station they also call at Manchester Oxford Road and Deansgate; a simple connection with the Manchester Metrolink trams is available at Deansgate.
Monday to Saturday = 2 x trains per hour
Sunday = 1 x train per hour
Book early and save: Yes
The train company Northern offers discounted Advance tickets on this route from weeks ahead of travel, but what's good to know is that they can still be booked online (and saved to a mobile device) up until shortly before departure.
You can save a few £s by booking ahead, though you will have to select a specific departure, but if you then subsequently change your travel plans, you can't claim a refund.
But if you book online on you travel date you won't risk this scenario and the price will still be cheaper than what you would pay when booking last minute at the station.
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The transfer between the Metrolink Trams is easier at Deansgate compared to connecting into the part of the station at Piccadilly which these trains depart from.
Though these can be busy trains, with passengers boarding at Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations, prior to the call at Deansgate and seat reservations are not available on these trains.
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