Manchester to Liverpool coach

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 18 Aug

Cheapest

£5

Average

£9

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.

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01:20Manchester1h00 02:20Liverpool
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£51One-way
00:45Manchester, Airport1h35 02:20Liverpool
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£71One-way
21:30Manchester1h00 22:30Liverpool
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£71One-way
00:35Manchester, Coach Station1h25 02:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£91One-way
20:50Manchester, Coach Station1h30 22:20Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£131One-way

Bus Timetable Manchester to Liverpool

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00:35Manchester, Coach Station1h25 02:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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00:45Manchester, Airport1h35 02:20Liverpool
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01:20Manchester1h00 02:20Liverpool
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16:35Manchester, Coach Station1h45 18:20Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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20:50Manchester, Coach Station1h30 22:20Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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Bus times from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 18 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h

Average

1 h 22 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

50 km

Of the 6 buses that leave Manchester for Liverpool every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
01:20Manchester1h00 02:20Liverpool
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£51One-way
Fastest
21:30Manchester1h00 22:30Liverpool
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£71One-way
00:35Manchester, Coach Station1h25 02:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£91One-way
20:50Manchester, Coach Station1h30 22:20Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£131One-way
00:45Manchester, Airport1h35 02:20Liverpool
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£71One-way

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Liverpool

distanceDistance30 miles
durationAverage coach duration1 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£4 (€5)
frequencyCoach frequency2 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 2 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesBus, National Express, Megabus, Infobus or FlixBus

Coaches from Manchester to Liverpool cover the 30 miles long route taking on average 1 h with our travel partners like Bus, National Express, Megabus, Infobus or FlixBus. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £4, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Manchester to Liverpool

Find the best coaches to Liverpool from Manchester with Omio's travel partners National Express and FlixBus from £4. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

National Express
FlixBus

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Manchester and Liverpool, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £4

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

FlixBus from Manchester to Liverpool coach information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 5 min
  • 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.

Travel Tips: Coach to Liverpool from Manchester

Take the bus to Liverpool 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 Manchester to Liverpool.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from Manchester to Liverpool to cost as little as £4  in the next 7 days.
The Manchester to Liverpool coach ticket price is on average £4  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Manchester and Liverpool via coach to be approximately 30 miles.
The Manchester to Liverpool coach duration is on average 1 h, which is to be expected when travelling 30 miles from Manchester to Liverpool. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

Some of the Manchester coach stations to Liverpool you can start your journey from include Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Liverpool include Liverpool, Liverpool One, Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place and Liverpool, University.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Liverpool, Liverpool One.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) 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.

For the best Manchester to Liverpool coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Bus, National Express, Megabus, Infobus or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services between Manchester and Liverpool to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 2 direct coaches from Manchester to Liverpool per day with National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
The average number of coaches departing Manchester for Liverpool is 2 a day. The coach schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
If you prefer early morning coaches from Manchester to Liverpool, the first coach leaves at 14: 20. If you prefer late night coaches from Manchester to Liverpool, the last coach of the day leaves at 23: 45. Omio shows you the latest coach from Manchester to Liverpool schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase coach tickets between Manchester and Liverpool within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £4 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from Manchester to Liverpool a few months in advance.

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