Trains to Manchester
Discover the capital of the north
Two of the world’s biggest football teams, some of the most influential bands in music history, the roots of the British suffragette movement – there is plenty of important history to be explored in Manchester.
Getting to Manchester by train is easy and convenient with EMR. Our Sheffield to Liverpool Lime Street services stop at Manchester Piccadilly station, just a few minutes' walk from the centre of the city and the vibrant Northern Quarter. Plus, get 2FOR1 entry to a range of top attractions when you travel with us.
Football fans probably don’t need much direction here – stadium tours or match days at Old Trafford or Etihad Stadium are a must. You can also uncover even more of the beautiful game at the National Football Museum.
You’ll find plenty of tributes to some of the city’s most famous musical exports too – Oasis, Joy Division, The Smiths – but there is still a vibrant music scene in the city, with gigs every night at venues large and small. You might just glimpse the big stars of tomorrow.
The city also has plenty of museums and galleries to explore – from natural history at the Manchester Museum to contemporary works at Manchester Art Gallery and much more in between.
Manchester is a great choice for avid shoppers, too – choose from the designer stores of Spinningfields and the independent boutiques in the Northern Quarter. You also find all your high street favourites.
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Planning your travel in advance? You can buy Advance fares up to 12 weeks before you travel to save more on your train tickets. Travelling as a group of three or more? There are group discounts available too.
Manchester Piccadilly train station has all the facilities you need for a simple, stress-free journey.
- Fully accessible – wheelchair access, assistance to and from platforms, and hearing loops available
- Food and drinks – there are plenty of places to refuel with coffee shops, bars and shops in the station
- Parking – you’ll find a 24 hour car park at the station
- WiFi access – free WiFi access available throughout the station
2FOR1 offers in Manchester
1887 Sports Bar & Cafe
**2FOR1 offer on coffees and all day dining menu (cheapest free)**
1887 Sports Bar and Cafe is a venue within a stone’s throw away of the Old Trafford. So whether you are after a drink or a snack before or after a match or looking for a place to catch all the action in the best place to watch sports.
With multiple TV screens showing Sky Sports they’ve got it all from football, rugby, NFL, tennis, basketball, golf, boxing and other major tournaments, in the ultimate sports destination near Old Trafford. Offering complimentary car parking and Wi-Fi to all guests.Closest station: Manchester Piccadilly
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground. It is designed specifically for children aged 3-10 years to enjoy - everything is child sized!
With thrilling indoor rides, LEGO themed build zones, a 4D cinema and large LEGO soft play area, there is something for every child to enjoy.
Visit our spectacular MINILAND, full of the most famous landmarks, recreated from over 5 million LEGO bricks and learn new skills in our creative workshop.
If you love LEGO and you love to play then this is the ultimate attraction for you!
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, the Minifigure, DUPLO and LEGOLAND are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2020 The LEGO Group.
For full Merlin T&Cs please check here.Closest station: Manchester Piccadilly
Manchester United Museum & Tour
2FOR1 Adult Annual Pass £25.
The story of Manchester United is unlike any other club in the world. Beginning more than a century ago, it combines eras of total English and European domination with some of the greatest adversity faced by any football club.
Only at the Manchester United Museum & Tour can you experience the story in all its glory, and immerse yourself in a legend still being made.
Only at the Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre can you see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United greats themselves on the Old Trafford tour. Or get even closer to the world of Manchester United and share 130 years of football in the award-winning Museum.
Whether you’re a Manchester United fan or not, a visit to the Museum & Tour Centre is a day to remember!
The Museum also offers a range of education programmes for students of all ages.
To experience the legend that is Manchester United, call 0161 868 8000 (option 3) or email [email protected] More details can be also found at www.manutd.com/museum.Closest station: Manchester Piccadilly
SEA LIFE Manchester
2FOR1 offer not available any Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August.
SEA LIFE Manchester transports you into the amazing underwater world. With an amazing ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and more than 5,000 sea creatures the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun.
To get any closer you would have to get wet!
For full Merlin T&C's please check here.Closest station: Manchester Piccadilly