You can get from Liverpool to Manchester by train, bus or flight.
To get from Liverpool to Manchester on 23 Sep we recommend taking a bus 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||£3 - £4|
|Cheapest mode||Train • £3 • 37 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £3 • 37 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus 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.
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 to travel to Manchester from Liverpool including taking a coach or train.
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.
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.
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:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Liverpool to Manchester with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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