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Cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Manchester to Liverpool is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
National Express
19:351h25
Manchester, Coach Station
21:00Liverpool
£51One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
National Express
22:201h25
Manchester, Coach Station
23:45Liverpool
£51One-way
0 changes
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National Express
16:501h40
Manchester, Coach Station
18:30Liverpool
£51One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
National Express
19:351h40
Manchester, Coach Station
21:15Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
£51One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
National Express
16:501h55
Manchester, Coach Station
18:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
£51One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableManchester to Liverpool

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 July
National Express
01:001h25
Manchester, Coach Station
02:25Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
01:001h15
Manchester, Coach Station
02:15Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
05:502h08
Manchester, Coach Station
07:58Liverpool
1 change
National Express
05:500h55
Manchester, Coach Station
06:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
08:301h40
Manchester, Coach Station
10:10Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
08:301h25
Manchester, Coach Station
09:55Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
09:501h40
Manchester, Coach Station
11:30Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
09:501h25
Manchester, Coach Station
11:15Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
11:201h40
Manchester, Coach Station
13:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
11:201h25
Manchester, Coach Station
12:45Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
12:351h25
Manchester, Coach Station
14:00Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
12:351h40
Manchester, Coach Station
14:15Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
FlixBus
14:001h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
15:10Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
14:051h40
Manchester, Coach Station
15:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
14:051h25
Manchester, Coach Station
15:30Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
15:201h40
Manchester, Coach Station
17:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
15:201h25
Manchester, Coach Station
16:45Liverpool
0 changes
FlixBus
15:501h15
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
17:05Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
16:501h40
Manchester, Coach Station
18:30Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
16:501h55
Manchester, Coach Station
18:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
18:201h40
Manchester, Coach Station
20:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
18:201h25
Manchester, Coach Station
19:45Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
19:351h25
Manchester, Coach Station
21:00Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
19:351h40
Manchester, Coach Station
21:15Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
20:501h25
Manchester, Coach Station
22:15Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
20:501h40
Manchester, Coach Station
22:30Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
22:201h25
Manchester, Coach Station
23:45Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
22:201h35
Manchester, Coach Station
23:55Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
National Express
23:351h15
Manchester, Coach Station
00:50Liverpool
0 changes
National Express
23:351h25
Manchester, Coach Station
01:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
FlixBus
23:401h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
00:45Liverpool
0 changes

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Bus times from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Fastest Journey

55 m

Average

1 h 29 m

Buses per day

31

Distance

50 km

Of the 31 buses that leave Manchester for Liverpool every day 30 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
National Express
05:500h55
Manchester, Coach Station
06:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
£101One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
FlixBus
23:401h05
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
00:45Liverpool
£71One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
14:001h10
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
15:10Liverpool
£71One-way
0 changes
National Express
01:001h15
Manchester, Coach Station
02:15Liverpool
£61One-way
0 changes
National Express
23:351h15
Manchester, Coach Station
00:50Liverpool
£51One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Liverpool

distanceDistance30 miles
durationAverage coach duration1 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£7 (€7)
frequencyCoach frequency12 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 12 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus, FlixBus, Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or Baraza

Coaches from Manchester to Liverpool cover the 30 miles long route taking on average 1 h with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, FlixBus, Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or Baraza. Normally, there are 12 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £7, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £2. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.

Coach companies: National Express, Megabus and FlixBus Manchester to Liverpool

Buy your official National Express, Megabus and FlixBus coach tickets from Manchester to Liverpool from £2 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

FlixBus from Manchester to Liverpool coach information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 5 min
  • Cheapest Price: £2
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

Buses from Manchester to Liverpool

Coaches departing from Manchester to Liverpool depart daily with an average of five to eight journeys available per day. The duration of buses to Liverpool from Manchester is 1h 10min to 1h 45min with an average duration of around 1h 30min. The bus duration depends on the time of day and the bus company you choose. There are buses from Manchester to London available every day of the week.

Manchester to Liverpool Bus Time: Daily Departures

Buses to Liverpool from Manchester depart with an average of five buses a day, with extra buses available on Thursdays. On average there are one to two buses in the morning, three to four buses in the afternoon, and one to two buses in the evening. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays the bus services can start as early as 12:45 a.m. and finish as late as 9:30 p.m. Otherwise the first and last bus services are available from the morning starting at around 8:35 a.m. with the last at 8:50 p.m.

How long is the journey by bus from Manchester to Liverpool?

Coach journeys to Liverpool from Manchester can take around 1h to 1h 45min, with an average journey of 1h 30min. Your journey time depends on the bus company, and on your journey time. All of the journeys from Manchester to Liverpool are a direct service.

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Manchester to Liverpool?

Departure bus station: Manchester Coach Station, also called Manchester Chorlton Street coach station or Manchester Central coach station, is a centrally located bus station in the city centre, 0.3 miles (0.48 km) from the centre. It has eight bus stands and is operated by National Express. It’s accessible by Intercity bus lines 05EX, 05ZEX, 120, 121, 175, W26, and National Express lines 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 176, 181, 182, 422, and 540. It’s also accessible by local bus X57. The station has ticket machines, waiting facilities, a car park, food and drink, toilets, a coffee shop, a news agency, charging points, and cashpoints.

Manchester Airport is located 11 miles (17.7 km) from the city centre and is accessible by bus lines 43, 103, 199, 288, 313, 368A, 737, X30, and X57. The airport has toilets, currency exchange, cash points, lounges, shopping, and restaurants. The other bus station in Manchester is Manchester Shudehill Interchange and is centrally located in the heart of the city. It’s accessible by both Intercity buses and local buses. The Intercity buses are 023, M11, M15, M34, and M36. The local buses are 2 Free Bus, 3 Free Bus, 8, 10, 17, 17A, 18, 33, 56, 67 Salford’s Reds, 67A Salford’s Reds, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98, 100 Salford’s Reds, 156, and X63.

Arrival bus station: Liverpool One Bus Station is centrally located in the heart of the Liverpool city centre. It is accessible by Intercity buses and local buses. The intercity bus lines are 021, 175, 551, M15, W26, and National Express lines 170, 423, and 550. The local bus lines are 4, 4A, 6, 7, 10A Q, 18, 26, 27, 75, 79, 80, 80A, 82, 82A, 86 Q, 86A, 86C, 136, 204, 500, and X1. The bus station has facilities such as ticket machines, waiting areas, and a cash point.

Liverpool City Bus. Source: Shutterstock

Which bus companies travel from Manchester to Liverpool?

There are two companies that provide regular journeys from Manchester to Liverpool by bus, National Express, and Megabus. Both companies provide daily and direct services. Buses from National Express are available daily with an average of five journeys a day, every day of the week. Megabus provides buses three to four days a week with an average of two to three journeys a day.

National Express buses from Manchester to Liverpool

National Express is a British bus company that has headquarters in Birmingham and provides long-distance coach journeys throughout the United Kingdom. It provides direct coaches from Manchester to Liverpool on a daily basis with an average journey time of 1h 10min to 1h 45 min, and five buses a day. These journeys consist of one morning bus, three journeys in the afternoon, and one in the evening. The first bus departs around 8:35 a.m. and the last at around 8:50 p.m. for both during the week and on the weekends. All buses from Manchester to Liverpool depart from Manchester Coach Station, and arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station.

Megabus buses from Manchester to Liverpool

Megabus is a British bus company that provides long-distance trips throughout Great Britain. It provides direct coaches from Manchester to Liverpool with a regular bus with an average duration of 1h to 1h 45min, and three buses a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The first buses depart at around 12:45 a.m. and the last departs at around 9:30 p.m. Buses with Megabus from Manchester to Liverpool depart from Manchester Airport, and Manchester Shudehill Interchange, and arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station.

Bus Manchester to Liverpool: Services on Board

National Express provides a standard ticket for this journey that is a restricted fare, non-refundable and non-exchangable. You may bring one luggage of 22 lbs (10 kg), and either one large case weighing 50 lbs (20kg), or two smaller cases adding up to 50 lbs (20kg). There is wheelchair access, and you may bring a folding bicycle. Megabus provides a standard fare ticket that is non-refundable but it is fully exchangeable. It also provides services such as Wi-Fi and charging points, luggage allowance with one piece per passenger up to 50 lbs (20kg) as well as one small piece of hand luggage, and is wheelchair accessible.

How to find cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Liverpool?

There are couple of different ways to source cheap coach tickets to Liverpool from Manchester. Booking ahead of time is generally a good solution and will provide you with a cheaper fare compared to upcoming trips. Another way is to be flexible with your schedule. Booking trips during the week instead of the weekend is a good way to find cheaper tickets and beat big-priced fares. Also, look for journeys either early in the morning or later in the evening, outside of peak hour travel. These routes are generally cheaper as well. If there is a stopover or change in your route, this could also provide an economic solution on your bus travel to Liverpool, or anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Liverpool Tourist Photo. Source: Shutterstock

To Liverpool by bus—travel tips

Liverpool is a port and metropolitan city located in Merseyside, England. It’s famously noted for its football scene, home to two teams, Liverpool Football Club LFC and Everton. Both teams have achieved national and international fame and won cups from the European Cups, UEFA Cups, League Championship cups, and more. Liverpool is also the home of one of the world’s most famous music bands, The Beatles. There are many tours that provide extra information if you’re a fan of the Beatles and want to visit local historical hotspots.

Throughout Liverpool, you can discover interesting architecture such as the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, the Liverpool Cathedral, and the Museum of Liverpool. The city is filled with charming streets, quaint pubs, and a lively city life. For transport to Liverpool please visit our website.

FAQs: Manchester to Liverpool coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Manchester to Liverpool with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Liverpool.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Liverpool can start from as little as £2 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Manchester to Liverpool is £7; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The coach time from Manchester to Liverpool is on average 1 h   for the 30 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Manchester and Liverpool by coach can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Manchester to Liverpool leaves at 13: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Manchester to Liverpool leaves at 23: 47.
Yes, there are 12 direct coaches a day from Manchester to Liverpool with National Express, Megabus, FlixBus, Northern Rail (3) or TransPennine Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct coaches.
For the trip from Manchester to Liverpool you can take a coach with National Express, Megabus, FlixBus, Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or Baraza. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services between Manchester and Liverpool on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Manchester, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and Manchester, Airport. When arriving in Liverpool, you can end your route in coach stations like Liverpool, Liverpool One, Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place and Liverpool, Walton Breck Road (Anfield Stadium).

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Liverpool, Liverpool One, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Liverpool from Manchester is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from Manchester to Liverpool is August.
You have options as you can travel from Manchester to Liverpool 2 different ways: train or coach.
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