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Manchester to York by train

When the usual TransPennine Express timetable is operating there will be two options available for taking a train from Manchester to Newcastle.
(1) The faster and more frequent services which use Manchester Victoria station
(2) A newer service of slightly slower train from Manchester Piccadilly station.
There is also typically a third hourly service which calls at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road stations, prior to departing from Manchester Victoria.
So this other service is obviously the best option if your journey will be commencing in the area around Oxford Road station.

Routes you can take to go from Manchester to York

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: From Manchester Victoria station to York
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 18min



Travel Info

3 x trains per hour

Route Information

Option 2: From Manchester Piccadilly to York
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 34min - 1hr 39min



Travel Info

2 x trains per hour

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