Customers travelling to and from Manchester Airport can now have an easier and more affordable journey when travelling by rail.

Arriva Group train operators, CrossCountry and Northern, have come together to expand their range of Mobile Tickets (m-Tickets) to include more ticket options for travelling to and from the airport.

A full range of Advance Tickets will be available direct to Manchester Airport, with connections at Manchester Piccadilly using Northern services. The new fares offer customers a cheaper and quicker way to plan their journeys to and from the airport, as using m-Tickets bought on their phone means not having to queue for tickets at the station.

Liam Sumpter, Regional Director at Northern, said: “The new m-Tickets are a fantastic way for customers to save time and money on their journeys to and from Manchester Airport. As well as providing cheap advance fares, they will help customers plan their journeys better, with the added benefit of having tickets on customers’ mobile phones. We are delighted to be working with CrossCountry on this initiative to help make travelling and buying tickets easier for customers.”

Ben Simkin, Commercial Director at CrossCountry, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide customers travelling to and from Manchester Airport with easier and cheaper travel. The new m-Tickets mean customers will no longer need to queue at ticket machines and will also offer a new range of Advance fares that are available to and from the airport to a wide range of destinations along our route.”