You can get from Liverpool to Manchester by train, bus or flight.
To get from Liverpool to Manchester on 29 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||30 miles (49 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£4 - £6|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £4 • 55 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £6 • 46 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus 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.
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.
There are 2 ways that you can travel to Manchester from Liverpool. You can take a coach or train.
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.
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.
Manchester is approximately 30 miles (49 km) away from Liverpool.
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:
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.
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