How to travel from Liverpool to Manchester

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from Liverpool to Manchester

You can get from Liverpool to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Liverpool to Manchester on Mar 22 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:51PMLiverpool Lime Street0h46 07:37PMManchester Oxford Road
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11:25AMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h05 12:30PMManchester, Coach Station
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07:51PMLiverpool Lime Street0h46 08:37PMManchester Oxford Road
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05:51PMLiverpool Lime Street0h46 06:37PMManchester Oxford Road
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08:31PMLiverpool Lime Street0h39 09:10PMManchester Victoria
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Travel Information from Liverpool to Manchester

distanceDistance49 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range€5 - €13
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €5 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeCoach • €5 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus

Take a coach or train to travel 49 km to Manchester from Liverpool. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €5. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Liverpool to Manchester.

General Information About the Journey from Liverpool to Manchester

Liverpool and Manchester are two of North England's most visited cities. Less than 55 kilometres apart, the most convenient methods of travel between these two cities are train or bus. The quickest is to travel by train, with direct journeys from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria taking around half an hour, while buses generally take just under an hour.

Buses from Liverpool to Manchester

Buses to Manchester depart from Liverpool Coach Station on Norton Street and arrive at Manchester's Central Coach Station on Chorlton Street. Bus services are primarily provided by National Express and Megabus. Shuttle buses by Terravision also operate between Liverpool's Lennon Airport and Manchester's city centre. Buses depart Liverpool's main bus station up to four times an hour during busy periods, and services are less frequent during the early hours of the morning. Buses from Liverpool can depart from several locations, typically Liverpool Lime Street or Liverpool Coach Station. Services are direct to Manchester with journeys taking between 55 minutes and 1 hour 20 minutes depending on route.

Trains from Liverpool to Manchester

Journeys by train take as little as 33 minutes on selected routes. Direct rail services to Manchester from Liverpool depart from Liverpool Lime Street and can arrive at two principle stations: Oxford Road and Victoria. You can also get indirect services to Manchester Piccadilly and other local stations. Services are provided by a number of rail companies including First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail who offer the most frequent services. Departures are available up to 8 times an hour during busy travel periods, though services are less frequent during the early hours of the morning.

Travel Tips: Travel from Liverpool to Manchester

Travel Tips: Travel to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Liverpool to Manchester.

There are 2 ways to get from Liverpool to Manchester: coach or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Liverpool to Manchester, which costs on average €5.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually €8 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average €13 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Liverpool is by coach, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by train can take on average 1 h 9 min.

You should expect to travel around 49 km from Liverpool to Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Liverpool to Manchester is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 86 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Manchester from Liverpool as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Liverpool to Manchester:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Liverpool, Liverpool One to Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Liverpool to Manchester depart from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Liverpool to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Manchester by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Liverpool to Manchester tickets on Omio for €5.

Yes, there are direct routes from Liverpool to Manchester with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Manchester with National Express or Megabus.
  • You can check for a direct train to Manchester with Northern Rail or Transpennine Express with 86 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers travelling from Liverpool to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Glasgow or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your Liverpool and Manchester trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Liverpool to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is €5 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average €13 one way.

But we recommend booking Liverpool to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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