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from Manchester to Liverpool

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

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To get from Manchester to Liverpool on Oct 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:35AMManchester, Coach Station1h30 10:05AMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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09:30PMManchester1h00 10:30PMLiverpool
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08:50PMManchester, Coach Station1h30 10:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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04:35PMManchester, Coach Station1h45 06:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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04:10PMManchester, Coach Station1h25 05:35PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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Travel Information to Liverpool from Manchester

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range€4 - €5
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • €4 • 46 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €4 • 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Northern Rail

Take a coach or train to travel 30 miles (49 km) between Manchester and Liverpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 46 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as €4. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Manchester to Liverpool.

General Information About the Journey from Manchester to Liverpool

There are a number of transport options available for the journey from Manchester to Liverpool, however train and bus services are by far the quickest and most convenient options; with a number of direct connections connected the two cities on a daily bases. The two cities are just 55 kilometres apart with the majority of the services taking less than two hours departing from Manchester to Liverpool at frequent intervals.

Buses from Manchester to Liverpool

There are a number of options for getting from Manchester to Liverpool by bus. National Express offers over 30 buses departing over the course of the day. Terravision operates bus services between Manchester Centre Sackville and Liverpool Airport which takes 40 minutes. There are approximately 17 services per day.

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool

There are three stations in Manchester that have direct services to Liverpool Lime Street: Piccadilly, Victoria and Oxford Road. Services start just after 5:00 a.m. and are operated by Northern Rail and Transpennine Express. The journey takes between 45 minutes and 1hr 20mins. The last daily service is just after 11:00 p.m. and there are up to 8 services per hour throughout the day.

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FAQs
How do you get from Manchester to Liverpool?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Manchester to Liverpool. You can take a coach or train.

How do I get from Manchester to Liverpool the cheapest way?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Liverpool. Tickets for a train cost on average €4.

This is compared to other travel options to Liverpool:

A train is about €1 less than a coach, which costs on average €5 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester to Liverpool?

The fastest way from Manchester to Liverpool is by train with an average journey time of 46 min.

Other travel options to Liverpool from Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h   of travel time.

How far is it from Manchester to Liverpool?

The distance between Manchester and Liverpool is around 30 miles (49 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Liverpool?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Liverpool is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in Liverpool?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Liverpool:

  • Coaches from Manchester to Liverpool most often leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.
Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Liverpool?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Liverpool:

  • You can travel to Liverpool from Manchester by coach with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €5 with Megabus from Manchester to Liverpool.
  • You can go to Liverpool from Manchester by train with Northern Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for €4 with Northern Rail from Manchester to Liverpool on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly from Manchester to Liverpool?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Liverpool with National Express or Megabus.

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

Where should I go next after I travel from Manchester to Liverpool?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Liverpool often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Liverpool itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Liverpool and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Manchester and Liverpool online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Liverpool, 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 on average €5 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is €4 one way on average for this route.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Liverpool
Manchester (Coach Station)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester Piccadilly
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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