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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 13 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15Liverpool Lime Street1h00 09:15Manchester Piccadilly
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£41One-way
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08:15Liverpool Lime Street1h00 09:15Manchester Piccadilly
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£41One-way
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08:21Liverpool Lime Street0h50 09:11Manchester Piccadilly
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£61One-way
09:20Liverpool Lime Street0h51 10:11Manchester Piccadilly
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£61One-way
08:25Liverpool Lime Street1h09 09:34Manchester Oxford Road
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£51One-way

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Sat
12 Jun
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£4Megabus
Sun
13 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
14 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
15 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Wed
16 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Thu
17 Jun
£4First Transpennine Express
£4Megabus
Fri
18 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
19 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sun
20 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
21 Jun
£2Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
22 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£9National Express
Wed
23 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Thu
24 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
25 Jun
£4First Transpennine Express
£4Megabus
Sat
26 Jun
£4First Transpennine Express
£4Megabus
Sun
27 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
28 Jun
£4First Transpennine Express
£4Megabus
Tue
29 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Wed
30 Jun
£3Northern Rail
£9National Express
Thu
1 Jul
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
2 Jul
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus

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 Liverpool to Manchester travel options?

You can travel between Liverpool and Manchester 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the distance from Liverpool to Manchester?

The Liverpool to Manchester distance is approximately 30 miles (49 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in 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 operators 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:

  • Megabus can get you to Manchester by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Megabus from Liverpool to Manchester for £4 on Omio.
  • Travel with First Transpennine Express to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find First Transpennine Express Liverpool to Manchester tickets on Omio for £4.
Can I find a direct route between Liverpool and Manchester?

Yes, there are direct services available between Liverpool and Manchester with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Megabus.
  • You can take a direct train with Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel from Liverpool to Manchester?
Omio customers who travel from Liverpool to Manchester often also extend their holiday to go to London, Edinburgh or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase tickets between Liverpool and Manchester online for 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 is £4 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £4 one way on average for this trip.

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.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Liverpool and Manchester?

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.

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

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.

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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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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