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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 23 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:15Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h05 11:20Manchester, Coach Station
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£81One-way
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05:50Liverpool1h10 07:00Manchester
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£41One-way
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19:30Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h30 21:00Manchester, Coach Station
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£81One-way
07:00Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street2h00 09:00Manchester, Coach Station
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£61One-way
11:30Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street1h30 13:00Manchester, Coach Station
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£81One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Wed
22 Sep
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£9National Express
Thu
23 Sep
£4Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
24 Sep
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
25 Sep
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sun
26 Sep
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
27 Sep
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
28 Sep
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Wed
29 Sep
£4Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Thu
30 Sep
£4Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
1 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
2 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sun
3 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
4 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
5 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Wed
6 Oct
£4Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Thu
7 Oct
£4Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
8 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
9 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sun
10 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
11 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
12 Oct
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus

Travel Information between Liverpool and Manchester

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £4
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £3 • 37 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £3 • 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Northern Rail

Take a coach or train to travel 30 miles (49 km) from Liverpool to Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 37 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train 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
What are my travel options from Liverpool to Manchester?

There are 2 ways to travel to Manchester from Liverpool including taking a coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Liverpool to Manchester is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £3 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A train is about £1 less than a coach, which costs on average £4 for this trip.

What is the fastest way 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 between Liverpool and Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 1 h.

How many miles from Liverpool to Manchester would I travel?

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 mostly leave from Liverpool, Liverpool One and tend to arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly leave from Liverpool Lime Street and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can take me from Liverpool to Manchester?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Liverpool to Manchester:

  • You can take a coach from Liverpool to Manchester with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for £4 with Megabus from Liverpool to Manchester.
  • You can travel by train between Liverpool and Manchester with Northern Rail, and you can find Northern Rail Liverpool to Manchester tickets for £3 on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Liverpool and Manchester?

Yes, there are direct routes from Liverpool to Manchester with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Manchester with National Express or Megabus.
  • You'll find direct train services to Manchester with Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling 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 early should I book Liverpool to Manchester tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Liverpool to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £4 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £3 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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Liverpool
Manchester
Liverpool (Coach Station)
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Liverpool Liverpool One Bus Station
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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
James Street
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