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Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station (MAN)

Train Station, General Travel, and Train · City Centre
Station App, Manchester, M60 7RA, United Kingdom
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

This Railway Station is part of the National Rail Network. For train times and ticketing information, please visit


Based on 538 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    "bakery items from Sainsburys"(6 Tips)
    Tria H.
    "2 at the bottom of the escalator to the Metrolink platform"(3 Tips)
    Jamie B.
    "your headphones out to listen for platform changes"(3 Tips)
    "... at the joists in the main concourse - they are all marked with names of famous..."(4 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • sainsbury
  • metrolink
  • breakfast food
  • café
  • platform changes
  • sandwiches
  • free Wifi
  • bagels
  • boots
  • quiet
  • tea
  • cheese croissants
  • sausage rolls
  • tours
  • sushi
  • bacon
  • airports
  • burgers
  • beer
  • Graeme G.

    Cheeky cash machine on the way to platforms 13 and 14 never has a queue...

    Graeme Goulden · September 4
  • Katherine B.

    A good variety of food services to choose from. Great if you've got time to spare inbetween trains.

  • Yarn L.

    Transport Police are everywhere. Even in store displays.

    Yarn Lam · April 5
  • Steve D.

    Need an ATM? There's a few near Sainsburys, but usually a big queue to boot. Pop down the escalators and make a right for a sneaky ATM with no queue!

    Steve Day · March 17
  • Josef S.

    Not the best of train stations. Best travel food is probably at Pret... Give yourself some extra time if you're travelling on platform 13-14. They're a bit of a walk away.

    Josef Szotten · February 16
  • Michael H.

    Decent railway station with a good number of ticket machines and ATMs dotted around. It can still be hard work trying to get a ticket at busy times, though. Fridays are a nightmare for ticket machines

    Michael Holdsworth · January 11
  • Jennifer C.

    Big with lots of shops to browse whilst waiting for train. Close to centre

    Jennifer Carter · January 10
  • Andrew M.

    Platform 14 is one hell of a trek…

    Andrew Manwaring · November 30, 2014
  • Alex C.

    Huge railway station with links to many lines, lots of shops too

    Alex Chesters · September 23, 2014
  • Bora D.

    Very central location

    Bora Demiralan · September 17, 2014
  • Alexandre C.

    Huge station! Free wifi

    Alexandre Curiel · September 4, 2014
  • Andrew G.

    Easy to get to and plenty of things to keep you busy while you wait.

    Andrew Goate · August 29, 2014
  • Courtney E.

    This station seems to be too warm in both summer and winter! Hide in Starbucks.

    Courtney Ely · August 16, 2014
  • Victoria G.

    Free wifi. Also, everything's organized so you won't get lost.

    Victoria González Díaz · August 13, 2014
  • Paul C.

    Apple ear bud wearers..... ever considered that not everyone wants to share your tinny music through those crappy ear pieces? No, thought not.

    Paul C. · July 22, 2014
  • Helen K.

    Sit on the balcony and watch the trains - with calamari and an aperol spritz.

    Helen Keegan · July 16, 2014
  • Nick W.

    The best value breakfast (and lunch deal) food is at Gregg's just outside the station - a coffee and bacon and sausage roll for £2.

    Nick Wilson · May 29, 2014
  • Luke P.

    Take your headphones off, Trains have a habit of having their platforms changed at the last minute.

    Luke Popplewell · May 1, 2014
  • Colin W.

    Good Cornish pasty from the Pasty Shop, which is NOT called the Potato Wedges Shop for very good reason

    Colin Wilkes · April 10, 2014
  • Andy L.

    Ignore the screens and tannoy. They frequently lie.

    Andy Lowry · January 3, 2014
  • Dave R.

    There are 2 ticket machines opposite Starbucks which no-one ever uses - save yourself queueing!

    Dave Robinson · November 17, 2013
  • Dave R.

    There's a cash machine on Platform 10 which never has a queue + at basement level by taxi/Metrolink exit.

    Dave Robinson · November 17, 2013
  • Kennarf

    Look up at the joists in the main concourse - they are all marked with names of famous mancunians from the last 200 years.

    Kennarf · October 17, 2013
  • Feras F.

    As there isn't a single Bin 🚮 on the platforms "for security reasons", keep your rubbish on you

    Feras Felimban · October 7, 2013
  • Kelly G.

    Delice de France is nice but don't go unless you have half an hour before your train... Slowest service ever!

    Kelly Gorton · July 24, 2013
  • Harry F.

    Go to Sainsburys, cheaper food than anywhere here!

    Harry Fox · July 4, 2013
  • Braxton C.

    Be careful if someone come up to you and ask for money for traveling. He is a con guy and have asked from me more than four/ five times now.

    Braxton Chong · June 22, 2013
  • Iain M.

    Despite the bad rail press Virgin are the best train co in the UK. Go for it team Virgin, we love you

    Iain Macrae · June 20, 2013
  • Oliver S.

    Such a great range of services on offer, including the food!

    Oliver Sears · June 5, 2013
  • Francesca H.

    Sainsburys doesn't open till 6, so come prepared if you're on the 5:55 train

    Francesca Holmes · June 3, 2013
  • Gareth W.

    Go up to Carluccio's on the first floor for some fantastic food! Coffees are only £1 in the mornings

    Gareth Williams · June 2, 2013
  • Jamie B.

    Take your headphones out to listen for platform changes, as they're not always shown on the departure boards.

    Jamie Barlow · May 20, 2013
  • Hadzri G.

    Breadbox just in front of gate 11&12 offers tasty £1 hotchoc

    Hadzri Ghazali · May 15, 2013
  • Iain M.

    Virgin doesn't run a direct service to Glasgow so check journey details prior to departure

    Iain Mallory · April 14, 2013
  • Oliver C.

    Virgin Trains coaches F and U on eleven car trains are not reserved. They are at the centre of the train.

    Oliver Coles · April 9, 2013
  • Bernardo N.

    Honest food deals at Sainsbury´s.

    Bernardo Nunes · April 2, 2013
  • Tanvir H.

    £4 parking all weekend? Cool!

    Tanvir Hamid · February 21, 2013
  • Rob K.

    Sainsbury's meal deal at £3 is likely your best bet if you need to eat on the hoof but want to keep both of your arms and legs.

    Rob Knibbs · February 12, 2013
  • Gari W.

    Pigeons will try and race you to the trains in order to snaffle up the best seats. Beat them up the concourse, or else you totally will end up sat next to a toilet!

    Gari Wellingham · January 27, 2013
  • Richard P.

    If possible don't use northern rail, its incredibly shit service.

    Richard Peterson · January 14, 2013
  • Anders

    Please note that there are NO TRAINS running, ANYWHERE, in Britain on December 25 & 26, every year.

    Anders · December 26, 2012
  • Dylan

    Get bakery items from Sainsburys behind main concourse and save a packet on cafe prices.

    Dylan · November 27, 2012
  • Paul S.

    If spending the night and can't get a bed, don't sleep in waiting areas. VERY cold, benches uncomfy. 30p for the toilets or jump turnstyle if quiet, kip in cubicles. Not classy or comfy but it's warm.

    Paul Shepherd · November 4, 2012
  • Kaleigh P.

    Guards will no longer let you through to buy on the train & take pleasure in taking ages to examine your ticket when you're obviously in a rush

    Kaleigh Pie · October 26, 2012
  • Andrew K.

    Try the bacon & cheese croissant at Delice de France. DELICIOUS!

    Andrew Ko · September 27, 2012
  • David B.

    Easy place to get around if if you aren't from the area.

    David Baker · August 27, 2012
  • Chevrolet M.

    Are you ready for another football season? Stop by the Chevrolet Fan Zone at Old Trafford to get closer to your favorite team, Manchester United.

    Chevrolet Manager · August 24, 2012
  • Joseph D.

    Once you're on a train. Put the generic iThink NotePad away and have a nap. You deserve it. It's been a long and probably arduous day or meetings and bullshit office politics.

    Joseph Dent · July 12, 2012
  • David G.

    Northern Rail ticket checks have moved from platform 13/14 concourse to 10/11 entrances.

    David Graham · June 11, 2012

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