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Train Information from Liverpool to Manchester

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage train duration51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£3 (€4)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Liverpool to Manchester cover the 30 miles (49 km) long route taking on average 51 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £3, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train from Liverpool to Manchester

Services between Liverpool and Manchester offer travellers a quick and important link between two of England’s most important cities. Peak time starts with the departure of the first train and applies until 8:30 a.m. The train which departs just after 3:30 a.m. is also a peak time train. The trip will take on average 45 minutes to complete with no changes being required on any service. Travellers do not need to change at any point, and off-peak services are provided throughout most of the day. Prices may be slightly higher during the morning rush hour.

 

Which train companies run from Liverpool to Manchester?

Services are operated by East Midlands Trains, Northern Rail and First Transpennine Express.

How long is the train journey from Liverpool to Manchester?

The average journey time for most trains travelling from Liverpool to Manchester varies from 30 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes depending on train provider, time of day and time of week passengers are travelling.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Liverpool to Manchester?

Trains from Liverpool to Manchester begin running in the early morning and continue regularly throughout the day into the late evening. The first Liverpool to Manchester train departs at 3:38 a.m. while the last leaves Liverpool at 11:38 p.m.

Where do trains depart from and arrive to?

All trains from Liverpool to Manchester depart from Liverpool Lime Street train station. Trains arrive at one of Manchester's 4 train stations: Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Manchester Oxford Road, or Deansgate. Both Manchester's Piccadilly and Victoria train stations are connected to local transport via buses, taxis, connecting trains, and Manchester's Metrolink light rail system.

Travel Tips

Trains from Liverpool to Manchester
Travel by train to Manchester 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 Liverpool to Manchester.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Manchester from Liverpool cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Liverpool and Manchester for as low as £3  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Liverpool to Manchester on average?
The Liverpool to Manchester train ticket price is on average £3  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance by train from Liverpool to Manchester?
The Liverpool to Manchester train distance is approximately 30 miles (49 km).
How long is the train journey from Liverpool to Manchester?
On average the train from Liverpool to Manchester duration is 51 min  for the 30 miles (49 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Liverpool goes to Manchester? Which train station do I come into Manchester from Liverpool?

When taking the train to Manchester from Liverpool, you can choose to depart from train stations like Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway. Your route can end in train stations such as Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

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

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Liverpool Lime Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Liverpool to Manchester?
For the trip from Liverpool to Manchester you can take a train with Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Liverpool to Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
What are the first and last departure train times from Liverpool to Manchester?
The earliest train for this route departs from Liverpool at 07: 16. The last train leaves from Liverpool at 09: 20. Check Omio for the latest train times from Liverpool to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Manchester from Liverpool for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Liverpool to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £3 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Liverpool to Manchester a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Liverpool
Manchester
Liverpool Lime Street is the most popular Liverpool railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Liverpool for your journey to Manchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05 | Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern
Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)