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Take advantage of discounted train tickets up to 15 minutes prior to departure, when you purchase Advance tickets.
Taking the train from Exeter to Manchester makes your journey quick and comfortable. Travel with CrossCountry and take advantage of our regular services, connecting you with the people and places you want to see. Don't just enjoy the destination; enjoy the journey as well.
Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.
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Enjoy exploring Manchester when you travel with CrossCountry. Head to your meeting, visit your family, explore new sights or travel onwards to the surrounding areas, your itinerary is up to you. However long you're staying in Manchester and whatever you have planned, CrossCountry has you covered.
Yes, CrossCountry provides regular services connecting Exeter and Manchester with no need to change.
CrossCountry makes travelling from Exeter to Manchester easy and comfortable, thanks to the wide range of amenities available on our trains. Choose from a variety of seating options (including table groupings ), and make use of our electric points (subject to availability), and at-seat service offering drinks and light refreshments.
Good news! We have free WiFi available on all our trains from Exeter to Manchester, so you needn't worry about staying in touch with friends, family or colleagues while traveling with CrossCountry.
T&Cs apply. Visit our WiFi On-Board page for more info.
In most cases, if you have an Anytime or Off-Peak ticket, you can reserve a seat using our ten minute reservation service. The good news is that this service is available in both Standard and First Class, and it's also available to season ticket holders! Check out our Ten Minute Reservation page for more!
There are lots of ways to find cheap tickets from Exeter to Manchester with CrossCountry. The best way is to book early and be flexible with travel times. We've got a bunch more tips and tricks in our helpful guide on how to find cheap tickets, but you should also keep an eye on our special offers page.
We accept railcards, so you'll likely be able to save by using yours! There's lots more information on all the railcards available and when they can be used on our Railcards page.
For full information about Manchester Piccadilly station, check out our station guide.
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