Cheap bus tickets from Liverpool to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

£4

Average

£5

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Liverpool to Manchester will cost around £ 5 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 4.

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06:05Liverpool0h55 07:00Manchester
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£41One-way
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03:40Liverpool1h40 05:20Manchester, Airport
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£41One-way
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03:40Liverpool1h00 04:40Manchester
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£41One-way
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11:25Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h05 12:30Manchester, Coach Station
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£41One-way
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07:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street2h00 09:00Manchester, Coach Station
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£41One-way

Bus Timetable Liverpool to Manchester

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03:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h30 04:30Manchester, Coach Station
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03:40Liverpool1h40 05:20Manchester, Airport
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03:40Liverpool1h00 04:40Manchester
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06:05Liverpool0h55 07:00Manchester
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07:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street2h00 09:00Manchester, Coach Station
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11:25Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h05 12:30Manchester, Coach Station
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11:30Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h30 13:00Manchester, Coach Station
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15:30Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h30 17:00Manchester, Coach Station
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19:30Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h30 21:00Manchester, Coach Station
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Bus times from Liverpool to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

55 m

Average

1 h 24 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

50 km

Of the 9 buses that leave Liverpool for Manchester every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 50 km distance in an average of 1 h 24 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 55 m .

The slowest buses will take 2 h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
06:05Liverpool0h55 07:00Manchester
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£41One-way
2nd Fastest
03:40Liverpool1h00 04:40Manchester
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£41One-way
11:25Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h05 12:30Manchester, Coach Station
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£41One-way
03:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h30 04:30Manchester, Coach Station
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£51One-way
11:30Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h30 13:00Manchester, Coach Station
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£51One-way

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Overview: Coach from Liverpool to Manchester

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage coach duration55 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£5 (€6)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus or Infobus

Coaches from Liverpool to Manchester cover the 30 miles (49 km) long journey taking on average 55 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus or Infobus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £5, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: National Express Liverpool to Manchester

National Express coaches will get you from Liverpool to Manchester from £4. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Liverpool - Manchester coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: £9

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from Liverpool to Manchester:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Liverpool to Manchester

National Express offers multiple services to Manchester Coach Station daily. The first bus departs from Liverpool Station at 2:20 a.m. and the last bus of the day departs at 11:40 p.m. The journey takes approximately one hour but at peak times the journey may take slightly longer.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Liverpool to Manchester?

Departure Station: Liverpool One Bus Station is situated at Canning Place in the heart of the city centre and a 5-minute walk from James Street Train Station. Taxis are also available from the station.

Arrival Station: Manchester Bus and Coach Station is situated on Chorlton Street in the very heart of Manchester. Piccadilly Train Station is a 5-minute walk and Victoria Train Station is a 10-minute walk from the bus station. Buses to and from the surrounding area are available at Piccadilly Gardens, where there is also a taxi rank.

Travel Tips: Coach to Manchester from Liverpool

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest coach to Manchester from Liverpool?

Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between Liverpool and Manchester to cost as little as £4  in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a coach from Liverpool to Manchester?

The Liverpool to Manchester coach ticket price is on average £5  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.

What is the distance by coach from Liverpool to Manchester?

The distance from Liverpool to Manchester by coach is approximately 30 miles (49 km).

What is the average Liverpool to Manchester coach duration?

On average the coach from Liverpool to Manchester duration is 55 min  for the 30 miles (49 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When travelling by coach from Liverpool to Manchester, which coach station in Liverpool do I depart from and which coach station in Manchester do I arrive in?

There are a few coach stations in Liverpool to start your journey from including Liverpool, Liverpool One, Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place and Liverpool, University. In Manchester you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street   and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Where is the Liverpool coach station located? Where is the Manchester coach station located?

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this trip, Liverpool Lime Street, located approximately 0.4 miles (692 m) from the city centre of Liverpool. The most popular arrival coach station in Manchester, called Manchester, Coach Station, is located around 0.2 miles (343 m) away from its city centre.

What coach companies offer a service from Liverpool to Manchester?

If you're looking for coaches from Liverpool to Manchester, you can rely on National Express, Megabus or Infobus to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Liverpool to Manchester route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I book a direct coach from Liverpool to Manchester?

Yes, there are direct coaches from Liverpool to Manchester, and you can find a direct coach for this route with National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

When does the first coach depart from Liverpool to Manchester? When does the last coach depart from Liverpool to Manchester?

The first Liverpool to Manchester coach departs at 05: 05   and the last coach from Liverpool to Manchester leaves at 23: 38. Check out the most up-to-date Liverpool to Manchester coach timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I buy coach tickets from Liverpool to Manchester to score the best deals?

If you buy Liverpool to Manchester coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £5. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches to Manchester from Liverpool. Look out for coach tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.