Manchester’s principal station
A bustling transport hub for the North. A station full of life with popular restaurants, shops and food on the go, in the centre of one of Britain’s most exciting cities.
All timings contained in this website are subject to local change due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Please refer to national and government guidance regarding travel.
Station opening hours
- Until further notice, Manchester Piccadilly is closed from 0100 until 0315, subject to the arrival of the last train and the departure of the first train in the morning.
- The satellite lounge, which supports access to platforms 13/14, closes between 0100-0500 for maintenance and essential cleaning. These times are subject to change at short notice due to train movements. To access platforms 13/14 between these times, please use the lift facilities at the end platforms 8 and 10. When travelling from platforms 13/14, please use the lifts on the overbridge to access the main station.
Tickets and travel information
National Rail Enquiries
03457 48 49 50
Textphone: 0345 60 50 600
Welsh language line: 0345 60 40 500
Network Rail helpdesk and general station enquiries: 03457 11 41 41
Find your way around using the Manchester Piccadilly station map (PDF, 277 KB)
British Transport Police
For assistance speak to any member of station staff or contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 (24 hours) or text 61016. In an emergency call 999.
Station message – lift improvements
We’re replacing the lift to platforms 13 and 14 from Monday 31 January to Monday 16 May 2022.
A fixed stairlift will be available for passengers during this time and staff will be on hand to help. Please allow extra time for your journey.
To find out more, visit our Manchester Piccadilly station lift improvements page.