The cheapest trains from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 29 Nov

Cheapest

£4

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 £ 4.

Cheapest
08:12Manchester Oxford Road0h54 09:06Liverpool Lime Street
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£41One-way
08:28Deansgate0h57 09:25Liverpool Lime Street
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£51One-way
08:15Manchester Oxford Road1h09 09:24Liverpool Lime Street
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£61One-way
08:48Deansgate1h11 09:59Liverpool Lime Street
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£61One-way
08:41Manchester Oxford Road0h51 09:32Liverpool Lime Street
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£81One-way

Timetable Manchester to Liverpool

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08:12Manchester Oxford Road0h54 09:06Liverpool Lime Street
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08:15Manchester Oxford Road1h09 09:24Liverpool Lime Street
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08:22Manchester Victoria0h40 09:02Liverpool Lime Street
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08:28Deansgate0h57 09:25Liverpool Lime Street
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08:41Manchester Oxford Road0h51 09:32Liverpool Lime Street
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08:48Deansgate1h11 09:59Liverpool Lime Street
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£6Northern Rail
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29 Nov
£4Northern Rail
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The fastest trains from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 29 Nov

Fastest Journey

40 m

Average

57 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

50 km

Of the 6 trains 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.

These direct trains cover the 50 km distance in an average of 57 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 40 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 11 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
08:22Manchester Victoria0h40 09:02Liverpool Lime Street
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£101One-way
08:41Manchester Oxford Road0h51 09:32Liverpool Lime Street
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£81One-way
08:12Manchester Oxford Road0h54 09:06Liverpool Lime Street
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£41One-way
08:28Deansgate0h57 09:25Liverpool Lime Street
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£51One-way
08:15Manchester Oxford Road1h09 09:24Liverpool Lime Street
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£61One-way

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Train Information to Liverpool from Manchester

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage train duration51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£4 (€4)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool cover the 30 miles (49 km) long journey taking on average 51 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £3, but the average price of train tickets is £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool run regularly from three of the departure city’s stations, with the direct journey taking 37min to 1h 14min depending on provider. Multiple trains leave per hour during operating times, with services from Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, and Manchester Oxford Road. Trains from Manchester to Liverpool arrive at either Liverpool Lime Street or Liverpool Central, irrespective of the station they depart.

Manchester to Liverpool Train Time: Daily Departures

Around 92 journeys are made from Manchester to Liverpool each weekday between the hours of around 5:59 a.m. and around 11:22 p.m. This equates to at least one and up to seven trains per hour across all three stations. Weekend operations see around 90 departures on a Saturday between around 6:00 a.m. and around 11:22 p.m. with around 52 scheduled on a Sunday between around 7:46 a.m. and around 11:42 p.m. This equates to between two and six trains running per hour on a Saturday, and between one and four trains running per hour on a Sunday.

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

On average, train journeys from Manchester to Liverpool take around 58min, with times varying between providers and time of day. Journeys range from around 37min on the fastest service and 1h 14min on the slowest. Every journey, regardless of provider or from which station it departs, is direct, with no changeovers for those travelling on the service.

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

Departure train station: Trains from Manchester to Liverpool leave from three of Manchester city’s stations, with services travelling from Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, and Manchester Oxford Road. Each of the three is located within a 15min walk from the city centre, with public transport and taxi services readily available. All stations offer toilets and a station buffet, with post boxes and telephones available payable by both coin and card. Piccadilly also boasts baby-changing facilities on site.

Both Piccadilly and Victoria stations have accessible booking counters, wheelchairs available for passengers, and step-free access throughout, while ticket office staff at Oxford Road station will make every accommodation necessary for passengers with access difficulties. All three have ramps available for train boarding and hearing induction loops installed. Piccadilly and Victoria stations have space for 900 and 233 cars to park respectively, and both they and Oxford Road have ample bike storage, with Piccadilly accommodating 43, Victoria accommodating 38, and Oxford Road accommodating 72 cycles on site.

Arrival train station: Trains arrive at either Liverpool Lime Street or Liverpool Central dependant on the route. Both stations are less than a 10min walk away from Liverpool city centre, with convenient access to public transport and busses within walking distance of the entrance. Travellers can find toilets and retail on-site, along with baby-changing facilities, Wi-Fi, telephones payable both by cash and by card, and various hospitality options. Both Liverpool Central and Liverpool Lime Street benefit from step-free access throughout, with assistance widely available, and ramps on hand for boarding at customer request. Hearing induction loops are also installed.

Liverpool Lime Street boasts a mobility team available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, and has an accessibility vehicle available to passengers who call ahead. Both stations have wheelchairs readily available for guests. Parking is available at both stations, with 16 and 280 at Central and Lime Street respectively, with facilities to store 30 cycles at the former and 52 at the latter on site.

Liverpool City Buildings. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Liverpool?

Travel providers operating along the Manchester to Liverpool route include Northern Rail, East Midlands Railway, and TransPennine Express. All providers offer a direct service with no changes necessary. TransPennine provides the fastest journey from Manchester to Liverpool by train, with travel times as low as 37min on some routes.

Northern Rail trains from Manchester to Liverpool

Northern Rail operates two trains from Manchester to Liverpool per hour, scheduled at approximately 30min intervals, with travel times ranging from around 40min to 1h 14min depending on service. All trains are direct. Both standard and first-class seats are available to book, in addition to off-peak and advanced single options. Assistance is available on board for passengers who have disabilities.

East Midlands Railway trains from Manchester to Liverpool

East Midlands Railway trains operate from Manchester to Liverpool at approximately 40min intervals, with the route taking approximately 45min to 1h to complete. All journeys are direct, with both standard and first-class seats available to book. Assistance is available on board for passengers who have disabilities.

TransPennine trains from Manchester to Liverpool

TransPennine Express operates the fastest service from Manchester to Liverpool, with their once-hourly travel times ranging from just 37min to up to 1h. TransPennine Express offers both standard and first-class seats available to book on their service. Assistance is available on board for passengers who have disabilities.

Liverpool Couple Tourists. Source: Shutterstock

Trains Manchester to Liverpool: Services on Board

Northern Rail operates a 23kg carry-on policy and encourage customers to place larger items of luggage in the allocated storage areas on board. Well behaved animals are welcome on trains at no inconvenience to other travellers, and up to two bikes are able to be transported at a time. East Midlands Railways operates a three item policy on luggage, equating to a single handheld item and two larger pieces which passengers are encouraged to store in the allocated racks.

Pets are welcome on board providing they are kept under control, and up to two bikes can be accommodated on any one journey. TransPennine Express operates a 25kg allowance, with racks available for larger items and overhead storage available for small luggage. Well behaved animals are welcome on board, providing dogs are controlled on leads, and bike spaces are available upon prior reservation.

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Liverpool?

For cheap train tickets from Manchester to Liverpool, it is advised that customers book their journeys in advance. In addition to this, being flexible with travel dates and times, and choosing slower journeys when you are able, can further contribute to price reductions on travel tickets.

To Liverpool by train—travel tips

Most famous as the birthplace of such icons as the Beatles and Cilla Black, Liverpool also boasts a thriving football community, fine dining, and a lively nightlife scene, with numerous tours and experiences to suit every interest. Sightseers can also take advantage of the paid 50min Mersey River Cruise, a proven hit with both tourists and locals alike.

After all the excitement, peckish travellers can visit one of many fine eateries that Liverpool has to offer. Notable mentions include Bundoburst, rated highly for its offering of vibrant and authentic Indian cuisine, and Almost Famous, Liverpool’s answer to the classic burger bar, with a range of drinks and cocktails also available.

Courtyard Bar and Kitchen is another hit with travellers, boasting locally sourced seasonal British cuisine and a generous alcohol selection. The bar can be found in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, and so is perfectly situated for an impromptu bite to eat after travellers arrive at their station.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester 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 to Liverpool.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains to Liverpool from Manchester?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Manchester and Liverpool to cost as little as £3  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets to Liverpool from Manchester?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Manchester to Liverpool train prices are on average £4  one way.
How far is it from Manchester to Liverpool by train?
You should expect to travel around 30 miles (49 km)  to Liverpool from Manchester by train.
How long is the train between Manchester and Liverpool?
While the time it takes to travel 30 miles (49 km) to Liverpool from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Liverpool is on average 51 min.
Which train station in Manchester goes to Liverpool? Which train station do I come into Liverpool from Manchester?

There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. In Liverpool you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway.

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

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Liverpool? Where is the train station in Liverpool located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Liverpool Lime Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Liverpool.

What train companies offer a service from Manchester to Liverpool?
Take the Manchester to Liverpool train with Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Liverpool from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there to Liverpool from Manchester?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Liverpool is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket between Manchester and Liverpool to get the best deals?
You can find a train to Liverpool from Manchester to cost on average £4 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Liverpool train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Liverpool.
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