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You can get from Liverpool to Manchester by train, bus or flight.
To get from Liverpool to Manchester on 13 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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Liverpool and Manchester are two of North England's most visited cities. Less than 55 kilometres apart, the most convenient methods of travel between these two cities are train or bus. The quickest is to travel by train, with direct journeys from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria taking around half an hour, while buses generally take just under an hour.
Return journeys from Manchester to Liverpool are also available.
Buses to Manchester depart from Liverpool Coach Station on Norton Street and arrive at Manchester's Central Coach Station on Chorlton Street. Bus services are primarily provided by National Express and Megabus. Shuttle buses by Terravision also operate between Liverpool's Lennon Airport and Manchester's city centre. Buses depart Liverpool's main bus station up to four times an hour during busy periods, and services are less frequent during the early hours of the morning. Buses from Liverpool can depart from several locations, typically Liverpool Lime Street or Liverpool Coach Station. Services are direct to Manchester with journeys taking between 55 minutes and 1 hour 20 minutes depending on route.
Journeys by train take as little as 33 minutes on selected routes. Direct rail services to Manchester from Liverpool depart from Liverpool Lime Street and can arrive at two principle stations: Oxford Road and Victoria. You can also get indirect services to Manchester Piccadilly and other local stations. Services are provided by a number of rail companies including First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail who offer the most frequent services. Departures are available up to 8 times an hour during busy travel periods, though services are less frequent during the early hours of the morning.
You can travel between Liverpool and Manchester 2 different ways: coach or train.
The Liverpool to Manchester distance is approximately 30 miles (49 km).
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Liverpool to Manchester:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Liverpool to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available between Liverpool and Manchester with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Liverpool to Manchester.
Before travelling from Liverpool to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Liverpool to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Manchester. Tickets for a train cost on average £4.
This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:
A train is generally £1 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £4 from Liverpool to Manchester.
The fastest way from Liverpool to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 37 min.
Other travel options to Manchester from Liverpool can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 1 h 10 min.
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