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from Liverpool to Manchester

You can get from Liverpool to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Liverpool to Manchester on 29 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:21Liverpool Lime Street0h46 09:07Manchester Oxford Road
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£61One-way
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06:05Liverpool0h55 07:00Manchester
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£51One-way
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18:20Liverpool Lime Street0h47 19:07Manchester Oxford Road
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£61One-way
09:20Liverpool Lime Street0h47 10:07Manchester Oxford Road
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£61One-way
19:20Liverpool Lime Street0h47 20:07Manchester Oxford Road
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29 May
£6Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
30 May
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
31 May
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Thu
2 Jun
£3Northern Rail
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Fri
3 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
4 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
6 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
7 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Wed
8 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Thu
9 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
10 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
11 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sun
12 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
13 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
14 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
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15 Jun
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£4Megabus
Thu
16 Jun
£3Northern Rail
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17 Jun
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Travel Information between Liverpool and Manchester

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £6
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £6 • 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Northern Rail

Take a coach or train to travel 30 miles (49 km) to Manchester from Liverpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 46 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Liverpool to Manchester.

General Information About the Journey from Liverpool to Manchester

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 from Liverpool to Manchester

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.

Trains from Liverpool to Manchester

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.

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FAQs

How do I travel between Liverpool and Manchester?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Manchester from Liverpool. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Manchester from Liverpool?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Liverpool to Manchester, which costs on average £4.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £2 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £6 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Liverpool to Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Liverpool is by train with an average travel time of 46 min.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 55 min.

How far is it from Liverpool to Manchester?

Manchester is approximately 30 miles (49 km) away from Liverpool.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Liverpool to Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Liverpool to Manchester:

  • Coaches most often depart from Liverpool at Liverpool, Liverpool One and arrive in Manchester at Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Liverpool Lime Street and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Who can get me 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:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Manchester by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Liverpool to Manchester tickets on Omio for £4.
  • Travel with Northern Rail for trains to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Northern Rail Liverpool to Manchester tickets on Omio for £6.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Liverpool to Manchester?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Liverpool to Manchester often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Liverpool and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy my Liverpool to Manchester ticket online to get the best deals?

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:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £4 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £6 one way.

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.