Travelling from Runcorn East to Manchester couldn’t be easier with Transport for Wales.

Our trains run from 06.00 throughout the day, and with each journey only taking approximately forty-five minutes, you can relax and enjoy a peaceful trip. Whether it’s for business, sightseeing, or a spot of retail therapy, using our Anytime ticket option allows you to be flexible with your travel plans.

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Manchester, the jewel of northern England, is full of exciting attractions, plenty for a family day out, or just to have a break. Vibrantly cosmopolitan, this modern city embraces its industrial heritage, whilst being a centre for arts and culture. 

The Gothic splendour of the Cathedral, with its fantastic 16th-century misericords and glorious architecture, is a great place to start, while the Manchester museum takes you back through the ages with a varied programme of events and exhibitions. However, if you’re looking for something for the little ones, head for Legoland Discovery and the Sea Life Centre, where the hands-on, interactive fun will keep everyone happy. 

For shopaholics, the Manchester Arndale and intu Trafford centres showcase all the high street names, plus many exclusive designer outlets, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. The latter incorporates the multi-screen Odeon Imax cinema, great to relax after all that shopping! 

With a wealth of theatres, including the stunning Palace Theatre, putting on a year-round calendar of performances and shows, free-to-enter art galleries with exhibitions to rival London’s art scene, and award-winning restaurants, there’s always something to see. 

If sport is your thing, head for Old Trafford, the famous home of Manchester United for a full-on tour of the iconic stadium, or the equally well known Etihad Stadium where Manchester City are based for more sightseeing experiences.

Manchester has something for everyone, whether you’re travelling there for business or pleasure. We have a range of ticket options available, designed to save you both money and hassle. By downloading our easily accessible app, you can find the best deals and all of our lowest available fares.