Manchester Piccadilly

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.

Manchester Piccadilly station platforms

Temporary lounge closure

From Wednesday 3rd April 2024, the lounge area for Platforms 13 & 14 will be closed until the end of May 2024 to allow for improvement works.

An alternative route and waiting area will be set up, but please give extra time for your journey if you are travelling to and from these platforms.

Read more about our improvement work.

Station opening hours

  • The station is open 24 hours, except for Sunday mornings between 01:00 – 05:00, when the station is closed.
  • 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

Station enquiries

Network Rail helpdesk and general station enquiries: 03457 11 41 41

Find your way around using the Manchester Piccadilly station map (PDF, 117 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.

British Transport Police in our stations

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