Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Cheapest

£4

Average

£6

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 Manchester to Liverpool will cost around £ 6 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 4.

Cheapest
15:20Manchester, Coach Station1h10 16:30Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£41One-way
2nd Cheapest
19:45Manchester1h15 21:00Liverpool
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£51One-way
16:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 18:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£51One-way
20:50Manchester, Coach Station1h30 22:20Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£61One-way
08:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 10:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£81One-way

Bus Timetable Manchester to Liverpool

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00:35Manchester, Coach Station1h25 02:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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08:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 10:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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12:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 14:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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15:20Manchester, Coach Station1h10 16:30Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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16:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 18:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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19:45Manchester1h15 21:00Liverpool
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20:50Manchester, Coach Station1h30 22:20Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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29 Jan
£5Northern Rail
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30 Jan
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£4National Express
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31 Jan
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
Tue
1 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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2 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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3 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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4 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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5 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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6 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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7 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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8 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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9 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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10 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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11 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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12 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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13 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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14 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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15 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
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16 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express
Thu
17 Feb
£3Northern Rail
£4National Express

Bus times from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Fastest Journey

1 h 10 m

Average

1 h 24 m

Buses per day

7

Distance

50 km

Of the 7 buses that leave Manchester for Liverpool every day 7 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 1 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 30 m 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
15:20Manchester, Coach Station1h10 16:30Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£41One-way
2nd Fastest
19:45Manchester1h15 21:00Liverpool
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£51One-way
00:35Manchester, Coach Station1h25 02:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£81One-way
08:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 10:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
£81One-way
20:50Manchester, Coach Station1h30 22:20Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£61One-way

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Liverpool

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£4 (€4)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Manchester to Liverpool cover the 30 miles (49 km) long journey taking on average 1 h with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £4, but the average price of coach tickets is £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.

Coach companies: National Express Manchester to Liverpool

You can travel by coach from Manchester to Liverpool with National Express for as low as £4. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

National Express

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 from Manchester to Liverpool, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £4

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between Manchester and Liverpool are the following:

  • 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 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

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FAQs

How much does a cheap coach from Manchester to Liverpool cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach from Manchester to Liverpool for as little as £4  in the next 7 days.

What is the average price of coach tickets between Manchester and Liverpool?

If you are looking to purchase your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Liverpool coach to cost on average £4  one way.

What is the distance to Liverpool from Manchester via coach?

You should expect to travel around 30 miles (49 km)  to Liverpool from Manchester by coach.

How long is the coach between Manchester and Liverpool?

While the time it takes to travel 30 miles (49 km) between Manchester and Liverpool can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Manchester to Liverpool is on average 1 h.

Which coach station in Manchester goes to Liverpool? Which coach station do I come into Liverpool from Manchester?

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

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

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

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Liverpool, Liverpool One, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Manchester to Liverpool?

For the trip from Manchester to Liverpool you can take a coach with National Express or Megabus. 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.

Are there any direct coaches between Manchester and Liverpool?

Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Manchester to Liverpool on Omio with National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your coach ticket.

What time is the earliest coach from Manchester to Liverpool? What time is the last coach from Manchester to Liverpool?

If you prefer early morning coaches from Manchester to Liverpool, the first coach leaves at 19: 45. If you prefer late night coaches from Manchester to Liverpool, the last coach of the day leaves at 21: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from Manchester to Liverpool times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

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

If you book a coach ticket to Liverpool from Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £4 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets to Liverpool from Manchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.