If you wish to travel from Swansea to Manchester, whether it be for work or pleasure, the easiest way to arrive feeling relaxed and untroubled is to catch the train.

Trains run from 03.30 through to 20.00, with some journeys having a station to station service, and others involving one simple change at Bristol Parkway. With the whole journey taking approximately four hours, there’s time to gather your thoughts, catch up on some work via our free Wifi service, and enjoy fresh coffee and snacks, courtesy of our onboard host. There are a range of options, including the best deal Advanced tickets, and Anytime, our popular flexible option.

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The gem of Northern England, Manchester’s vibrant culture and exciting attractions draws visitors from across the globe wishing to experience the galleries, museums, rich history and of course, the shopping. 

The new Castlefield project is a great spot to start from, allowing you to relax and watch the world go by while you plan your day. Manchester has a wealth of thought provoking cultural enhancements, including the impressive Art Gallery, the Science and Industry Museum, and the iconic Manchester Opera House, whilst in the city’s beating heart stands the majestic 600 year old Cathedral. 

Manchester is a great place to bring your kids for a fun day out, and they’re bound to be excited from the outset. Keeping them amused and entertained on the train, once seen as trouble, is easy with today’s gadgets, consoles and portable games. Our accessible free Wifi means they can settle down and watch their favourite films, too. 

Manchester has a wide variety of family-friendly attractions, including the UK’s largest indoor play centre Play Factore, and the Legoland Discovery Centre for your little creative geniuses. 

Other attractions include the National Football Museum, the Coronation Street Tour and for adrenaline seekers, the indoor ski slope - Chill Factore.

If retail therapy is your bag, the Manchester Arndale shopping centre has all the big high street names and designer labels, while outside the bright lights, smaller independent boutiques and artisan craftsmen produce one-off pieces, unique gifts and beautiful trinkets. 

Manchester has something for everyone, whether you’re travelling there for business or pleasure, and by downloading our easily accessible app, you can find the best deals, and book your tickets on the move.