Manchester Airport to Liverpool train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Airport to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Cheapest

£6

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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19:38Manchester Airport1h44 21:22Liverpool Lime Street
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£61One-way
14:10Manchester Airport1h17 15:27Liverpool Lime Street
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08:10Manchester Airport1h17 09:27Liverpool Lime Street
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15:10Manchester Airport1h17 16:27Liverpool Lime Street
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12:10Manchester Airport1h17 13:27Liverpool Lime Street
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Train schedule Manchester Airport to Liverpool

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 9 August
08:10Manchester Airport1h17 09:27Liverpool Lime Street
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08:35Manchester Airport1h29 10:04Liverpool Lime Street
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08:44Manchester Airport1h40 10:24Liverpool Lime Street
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08:59Manchester Airport1h29 10:28Liverpool Lime Street
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09:10Manchester Airport1h17 10:27Liverpool Lime Street
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09:40Manchester Airport1h22 11:02Liverpool Lime Street
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09:45Manchester Airport1h39 11:24Liverpool Lime Street
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09:59Manchester Airport1h32 11:31Liverpool Lime Street
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10:10Manchester Airport1h17 11:27Liverpool Lime Street
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10:40Manchester Airport1h22 12:02Liverpool Lime Street
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10:46Manchester Airport1h38 12:24Liverpool Lime Street
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10:59Manchester Airport1h27 12:26Liverpool Lime Street
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11:10Manchester Airport1h17 12:27Liverpool Lime Street
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11:40Manchester Airport1h22 13:02Liverpool Lime Street
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11:46Manchester Airport1h38 13:24Liverpool Lime Street
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11:59Manchester Airport1h26 13:25Liverpool Lime Street
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12:10Manchester Airport1h17 13:27Liverpool Lime Street
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12:40Manchester Airport1h23 14:03Liverpool Lime Street
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12:46Manchester Airport1h38 14:24Liverpool Lime Street
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12:59Manchester Airport1h29 14:28Liverpool Lime Street
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13:10Manchester Airport1h17 14:27Liverpool Lime Street
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13:40Manchester Airport1h21 15:01Liverpool Lime Street
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13:46Manchester Airport1h38 15:24Liverpool Lime Street
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13:59Manchester Airport1h26 15:25Liverpool Lime Street
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14:10Manchester Airport1h17 15:27Liverpool Lime Street
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14:40Manchester Airport1h25 16:05Liverpool Lime Street
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14:46Manchester Airport1h38 16:24Liverpool Lime Street
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14:59Manchester Airport1h28 16:27Liverpool Lime Street
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15:10Manchester Airport1h17 16:27Liverpool Lime Street
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15:40Manchester Airport1h22 17:02Liverpool Lime Street
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15:59Manchester Airport1h24 17:23Liverpool Lime Street
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16:10Manchester Airport1h17 17:27Liverpool Lime Street
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16:40Manchester Airport1h22 18:02Liverpool Lime Street
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16:59Manchester Airport1h29 18:28Liverpool Lime Street
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17:10Manchester Airport1h23 18:33Liverpool Lime Street
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17:40Manchester Airport1h19 18:59Liverpool Lime Street
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18:10Manchester Airport1h21 19:31Liverpool Lime Street
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18:40Manchester Airport1h23 20:03Liverpool Lime Street
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18:46Manchester Airport1h38 20:24Liverpool Lime Street
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19:10Manchester Airport1h20 20:30Liverpool Lime Street
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19:31Manchester Airport1h22 20:53Liverpool Lime Street
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19:38Manchester Airport1h44 21:22Liverpool Lime Street
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Fastest train times from Manchester Airport to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 17 m

Average

1 h 25 m

Trains per day

42

Distance

47 km

Of the 42 trains that leave Manchester Airport for Liverpool every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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14:10Manchester Airport1h17 15:27Liverpool Lime Street
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£61One-way
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10:10Manchester Airport1h17 11:27Liverpool Lime Street
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08:10Manchester Airport1h17 09:27Liverpool Lime Street
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16:10Manchester Airport1h17 17:27Liverpool Lime Street
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Overview: Train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool

distanceDistance29 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£6 (€7)
frequencyTrain frequency37 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTranspennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail

Trains from Manchester Airport to Liverpool cover the 29 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 17 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail. Normally, there are 37 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £6, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Airport and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Train providers: Northern Rail (3) and First TransPennine Express 3 trains Manchester Airport to Liverpool

For as little as £5 you can travel by train between Manchester Airport and Liverpool with Northern Rail (3) and First TransPennine Express 3. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

First TransPennine Express 3
Northern Rail (3)

Looking for trains to Liverpool from Manchester Airport? First TransPennine Express 3 is one of the best companies to travel with on the 29 miles (47 km) journey from Manchester Airport to Liverpool. As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio quickly shows you the latest First TransPennine Express 3 train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Manchester Airport to Liverpool routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Manchester Airport to Liverpool, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Manchester Airport - Liverpool train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with First TransPennine Express 3!

First TransPennine Express 3 from Manchester Airport to Liverpool train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 18 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 13 a day

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys to Liverpool from Manchester Airport. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Train information from Manchester Airport to Liverpool with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 1 h 25 min
  • Average Price: £7
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 18 a day

Trains from Liverpool to Manchester Airport

If you're looking to catch a train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool, you'll be glad to find several trains operating this route every day. The journey covers a distance of around 29 miles (47 km) and the average time for a direct trip will be around 1h 15min. If you're taking one of the trains that require a change along the way, you can expect your travel time to be anywhere from 1h 30min to 2h. Your direct trains will leave from Manchester Airport and head to Liverpool Lime Street Station, while train trips with a stop along the way will head to Manchester Oxford Road Station first before making the trip to Liverpool.

Manchester Airport to Liverpool Train Time: Daily Departures

When taking a train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool, you'll find numerous trips operating every day. These routes start operating as early as 5:07 a.m. and run a couple of times an hour until the last train departs at around 11:00 p.m. every evening. If you plan on travelling this route on a Sunday, you'll find the trains tend to start later, closer to 9:00 a.m. and the last train leaves around 11:10 p.m. You'll have the option of a couple of different routes, one with a changeover at Manchester Oxford Road, one with a changeover at Manchester Victoria, and routes that go directly to Liverpool Lime Street.

How long is the journey by train from Liverpool to Manchester Airport?

Your travel time to Liverpool from Manchester Airport will largely depend on the route you choose to take. There are routes travelling through Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford road that'll take close to 1h 30min, while direct routes typically take closer to 1h 15min. The distance between Liverpool Lime Street station and Manchester Airport is around 29 miles (47 km) and a train ride between the two destinations will take only a little longer than driving.

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

Departure train station: Your departure station for all of these journeys will be Manchester Airport, one of the largest airports in the UK and the main airport serving the city of Manchester. Manchester Airport train station offers travellers a wide range of facilities and services to allow for a comfortable departure spot. You'll find that all entrances have step-free access, you'll have access to bus services, bicycle storage facilities, ticket offices, and booking offices. You will also have access to free Wi-Fi throughout and accessible toilets.

Arrival train station: All trains from Manchester Airport travelling to Liverpool will arrive at Liverpool Lime Street Station. Lime Street was built back in 1836 and still stands as the main train station serving the city of Liverpool, with a wide variety of amenities and facilities designed to make your trip as comfortable as possible. If you need to grab a small bite to eat or some coffee, you'll find a Starbucks and a Cafe Nero in the train station. When travelling with a disability, you'll be happy to know that all of the entrances have step-free access and there are lifts from the street to the concourse and from the long-stay car park. You'll also find induction loops at both the ticket office and the booking office.

Train Manchester. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from Manchester Airport to Liverpool?

There are a couple of train companies working together to operate routes from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street Station. To start with, if you're taking a direct train from Manchester Airport, expect your train to be operated by Northern Rail, one of the leading train providers in northern England, or East Midlands Trains. When travelling on a route that stops at Manchester Victoria before heading to the airport, both legs of your journey are likely to be operated by First Transpennine Express, another leading train company in the UK. East Midlands Trains also operates a route that passes through Manchester Oxford Road Station. First Transpennine Express operate routes in conjunction with Arriva Trains Wales that has a single changeover at Newton-le-Willows along the way.

Northern Rail trains from Manchester Airport to Liverpool

If you find yourself travelling on Northern Rail, you're more than likely taking one of the direct trains from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street. These trains are some of the more popular and quickest trips and you'll usually find upwards of 20 direct trains operated by Northern Rail travelling from Manchester Airport to Liverpool every day.

East Midlands Trains from Manchester Airport to Liverpool

East Midlands Trains operates a couple of routes to Liverpool from Manchester Airport. The first and most popular is a direct train, though there are usually only a couple per day. The most common stopover for East Midlands trains is usually Manchester Oxford Road station. These journeys typically take close to 1h 30min, depending on how long the changeover is.

First Transpennine Express trains from Manchester Airport to Liverpool

First Transpennine Express operates two routes to Liverpool from Manchester Airport. Both train rides arrive at Liverpool Lime Street. The first journey tends to make a stopover at Manchester Victoria Station, while the other train route stops at Newton-le-Willows. The first journey usually takes around 1h 20min, while the second is closer to 1h 30min.

Manchester Bridge. Source: Shutterstock

Train Liverpool to Manchester Airport: Services on Board

First Transpennine Express offer first-class tickets that give you comfortable reclining seats, onboard Wi-Fi, extra legroom, and power points and USB charging ports. Northern and East Midlands don't have first-class options. If you're wondering about luggage travel, you'll be allowed to take up to two large bags with you and hand luggage. If you're travelling with a disability, consider contacting the train company ahead of time to arrange assistance. First Transpennine Express offer a sunflower lanyard program to let staff know that you require assistance.

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester Airport to Liverpool?

There are a couple of ways to ensure you pick up the best deals possible. Start by booking as far in advance as you can. The closer you get to the date of departure, the more expensive the tickets will be. Use Omio to search for tickets to make sure you get all of the consolidated information necessary and filter according to the cheapest option. Lastly, consider booking with flexible dates to pick up deals offered on different days.

To Liverpool by train—travel tips

Travelling to Liverpool is a popular journey for many travellers and offers a glimpse into a key trade and migration port from the early 18th century to the early 20th century. Liverpool is a maritime city in northwest England, located along the shores of the River Mersey where it meets the Irish Sea. The city offers a variety of activities to indulge in and sights to explore.

To gain some insight into the rich industrial history of Liverpool, you'll want to head down to Albert Dock, one of the foremost and innovative docks around the world. As a history buff, make your way to the World Museum, one of the biggest museums in the city that features a wide variety of exhibits including things like natural science, space, historical culture, and much more.

If you're travelling with kids and looking for something to entertain the whole family, consider checking out Liverpool's Spaceport, which is a centre that boasts several rooms centred around a variety of themes such as space pods and the solar system. If you're an architecture lover, you can't visit Liverpool without checking out St George's Quarter, a heritage site that feature some of the most exquisite Victorian architecture and also boasts a wide variety of well-known theatres.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester Airport to Liverpool

Travel by train 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 Airport to Liverpool.
FAQs
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool for the next 7 days starting from £5  one way.
The Manchester Airport to Liverpool train ticket price is on average £6  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
The distance from Manchester Airport to Liverpool by train is approximately 29 miles.
On average the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool duration is 1 h 17 min  for the 29 miles long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Airport   and arriving in Liverpool Lime Street.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Airport and travel around 9.4 miles (15.1 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Liverpool Lime Street and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (692 m) from the train station to the city centre in Liverpool.

For the best Manchester Airport to Liverpool train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Transpennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Transport for Wales or Northern Rail. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Manchester Airport to Liverpool to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 16 direct trains per day to Liverpool from Manchester Airport, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Northern Rail  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
The average number of trains departing Manchester Airport for Liverpool is 37 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool leaves at 07: 10   and the last train for this leaves at 22: 01. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
If you book Manchester Airport to Liverpool train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £6. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Liverpool from Manchester Airport. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Trains departing from Manchester Airport

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Distance from Manchester Airport to city center
Distance from Manchester Airport to city center
9.4 miles (15.1 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: The nearest taxi rank is at Terminal 1.
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Passport Photo Booth
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information available from staff: Yes - from help point, Yes - from information point, Yes - from ticket office | Helpline Contact: 0800 107 2149 | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: re Step free access is provided from the Ground Transport Interchange to all platforms via lifts or ramps. This station is staffed for all services. This station is Category A. Station staff can provide assistance from Meeting Point 1 (adjacent to the Station Booking Office) and throughout the railway station, and with boarding and alighting the train. Customers requiring assistance should make themselves known to station staff no less than 20 minutes prior to the departure time of their train. Customers requiring assistance to access other services or to connect with terminals should request this from their airline or Manchester Airport Group. Assistance can be requested in advance by contacting the TransPennine Express Assisted Travel Team on 0800 107 2149 (18001 prefix for TextRelay). Please be aware that some platforms at this station have no or only partial tactile paving on the platform edge. | Accessible public telephones: In the station cafe on platforms 2 and 3 | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes

Trains arriving to Liverpool

Distance from Liverpool to city center
Distance from Liverpool to city center
692 m
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38 | Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)
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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement services depart at the Bus stop on Skelhorne Street, near the Tesco Express. L3 5GA.
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
8 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached by public transit from the station in about 40 minutes using the AirLink 500 shuttle bus service.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free public Wi-Fi available.
ATM
ATM
Located near Platform 7.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: The station taxi rank is located at Skelhorne Street side of the station. There are two customer help points located for passengers requiring assistance. | Accessible taxis: Accessible taxis at Liverpool Lime Street station can be provided at the taxi rank. If you require a private accessible taxi please locate a member of the station staff and they will provide you with a local taxi firm company number.
Lockers
Lockers
The Excess Baggage Co. Lockers and staffed luggage storage counter are located in the main concourse near the escalators across from Platform 6. Open daily 08: 00 to 21: 00.
Parking
Parking
Opening Hours: 24/7 Parking space: 305 (including 25 handicapped spaces) Parking Pricing: £18. 70 per day
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Various retail establishments including Photo Booths to purchase items whilst in the station
Dining
Dining
Caffè Nero | Costa Coffee | Upper Crust | Starbucks | JD Wetherspoon
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Enterprise | Dollar | Hertz | Alamo | Green Motion | Avis
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located in the main concourse.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Full wheelchair access throughout the station, with help points at the Skelhorne Street entrance and at customer information desk in the main concourse.

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