The cheapest buses from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Cheapest

£5

Average

£7

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 £ 7 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 5.

Cheapest
19:45Manchester1h15 21:00Liverpool
0 changes
£51One-way
Cheapest
12:05Manchester, Airport1h45 13:50Liverpool
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£51One-way
Cheapest
00:45Manchester, Airport1h35 02:20Liverpool
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£51One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 10:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
£81One-way
2nd Cheapest
20:50Manchester, Coach Station1h30 22:20Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
£81One-way

Timetable Manchester to Liverpool

Showing buses for tomorrow, Mon, 18 Oct
00:45Manchester, Airport1h35 02:20Liverpool
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08:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 10:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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12:05Manchester, Airport1h45 13:50Liverpool
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12:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 14:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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16:10Manchester, Coach Station1h25 17:35Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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16:35Manchester, Coach Station1h45 18:20Liverpool, 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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Sun
17 Oct
£5Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
18 Oct
£4Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
19 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Wed
20 Oct
£4Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Thu
21 Oct
£4Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
22 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
23 Oct
£3Northern Rail
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Sun
24 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
25 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
26 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Wed
27 Oct
£3Northern Rail
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Thu
28 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£3Northern Rail
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Sun
31 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
2 Nov
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Wed
3 Nov
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Thu
4 Nov
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
5 Nov
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
6 Nov
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus

The fastest buses from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Fastest Journey

1 h 15 m

Average

1 h 31 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

50 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Manchester for Liverpool every day 8 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 31 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 15 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 45 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
19:45Manchester1h15 21:00Liverpool
0 changes
£51One-way
2nd Fastest
16:10Manchester, Coach Station1h25 17:35Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
£101One-way
12:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 14:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
£101One-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
0 changes
£81One-way

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Coach Information to Liverpool from Manchester

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£4 (€5)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Manchester to Liverpool cover the 30 miles (49 km) long trip 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 trip 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 – Liverpool

Buy your official National Express coach tickets from Manchester to Liverpool from £4 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

National Express

Taking the coach with National Express is a great way to travel between Manchester and Liverpool! National Express is the UK’s leading coach operator with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express coach tickets from Manchester to Liverpool, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Manchester to Liverpool journey on Omio. You can expect to travel around 30 miles (49 km) between Manchester and Liverpool on a National Express coach.

All National Express coaches have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long route. You can select from three ticket options for the Manchester to Liverpool coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach from Manchester to 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

Liverpool lies 34 miles west of Manchester and fast and frequent coach services operated by National Express connect the two cities each day. The first of the 29 daily departures leaves at 5:30 a.m. and the last sets off at 10:15 p.m. Travel time ranges from 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes. All services are direct with the coach calling at Salford and various spots in Liverpool before terminating at Liverpool One Bus Station.

Departure and arrival stations for buses from Manchester to Liverpool?

Departure Station:Manchester Coach Station National Express coaches leave from Manchester Central Coach Station on Chorlton Street. Passengers can reach the station on local bus services X40, X41 and X43 which stop right outside as does Metroshuttle service 1. Piccadilly Gardens, a local transport hub, is about 3 minutes away on foot.

Arrival Station:Liverpool One Bus Station Coaches arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station on Canning Place in the heart of the city. Passengers can continue of buses operated by Arriva which leave from the station or walk to nearby Queens Square Bus Station.

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Buses from Manchester to Liverpool
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
What is the cost of cheap coaches from Manchester to Liverpool?
You can find a cheap coach from Manchester to Liverpool for some dates and times for as low as £4  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Manchester to Liverpool?
If you’re looking to purchase your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Liverpool coach price to come in at an average of £4  one way.
How far is it from Manchester to Liverpool by coach?
The distance from Manchester to Liverpool by coach is approximately 30 miles (49 km).
How many hours does it take from Manchester to Liverpool by coach?
While the time it takes to travel 30 miles (49 km) from Manchester to Liverpool can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Manchester to Liverpool is on average 1 h.
What station does the Manchester to Liverpool coach leave from? Which Liverpool coach station do I come into from Manchester?

When taking the coach from Manchester to Liverpool, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. Your trip can end in coach stations such as Liverpool, Liverpool One, Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place and Liverpool, Kempston Street.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.

Where do I find the Manchester coach station to Liverpool? Where is the Liverpool coach station?

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival coach station in Liverpool, called Liverpool, Liverpool One, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Manchester to Liverpool?
When taking a coach from Manchester to Liverpool, you can count on National Express or Megabus for the best way to get you to Liverpool. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Liverpool from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
Are there any Manchester to Liverpool direct coaches?
If you’re looking for a direct coach from Manchester to Liverpool, consider travelling with National Express or Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
What are the first and last departure coach times from Manchester to Liverpool?
The first coach from Manchester to Liverpool leaves at 11: 05   and the last coach for this leaves at 23: 45. Omio shows you the latest coach from Manchester to Liverpool times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I book a coach ticket from Manchester to Liverpool to get the best deals?
If you book Manchester to Liverpool coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £4. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from Manchester to 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.

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