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from Manchester to Liverpool

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Liverpool on 4 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:23Manchester Piccadilly1h02 09:25Liverpool Lime Street
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£61One-way
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21:15Manchester1h15 22:30Liverpool
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£51One-way
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08:15Manchester Oxford Road1h09 09:24Liverpool Lime Street
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£61One-way
08:38Manchester Piccadilly0h49 09:27Liverpool Lime Street
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£121One-way
08:09Manchester Piccadilly0h57 09:06Liverpool Lime Street
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£151One-way

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Tue
3 Aug
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£4Megabus
Wed
4 Aug
£6Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Thu
5 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
6 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
7 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sun
8 Aug
£9Northern Rail
£10National Express
Mon
9 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
10 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Wed
11 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Thu
12 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
13 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
14 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sun
15 Aug
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£4Megabus
Mon
16 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Tue
17 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Wed
18 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Thu
19 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Fri
20 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sat
21 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Sun
22 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus
Mon
23 Aug
£3Northern Rail
£4Megabus

General Information About the Journey from Manchester to Liverpool

There are a number of transport options available for the journey from Manchester to Liverpool, however train and bus services are by far the quickest and most convenient options; with a number of direct connections connected the two cities on a daily bases. The two cities are just 55 kilometres apart with the majority of the services taking less than two hours departing from Manchester to Liverpool at frequent intervals.

Buses from Manchester to Liverpool

There are a number of options for getting from Manchester to Liverpool by bus. National Express offers over 30 buses departing over the course of the day. Terravision operates bus services between Manchester Centre Sackville and Liverpool Airport which takes 40 minutes. There are approximately 17 services per day.

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool

There are three stations in Manchester that have direct services to Liverpool Lime Street: Piccadilly, Victoria and Oxford Road. Services start just after 5:00 a.m. and are operated by Northern Rail and Transpennine Express. The journey takes between 45 minutes and 1hr 20mins. The last daily service is just after 11:00 p.m. and there are up to 8 services per hour throughout the day.

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FAQs
How do you get from Manchester to Liverpool?

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

How many miles from Manchester to Liverpool would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 30 miles (49 km) from Manchester to Liverpool.

When going from Manchester to Liverpool, where do I depart from Manchester and where do I arrive in Liverpool?

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

  • Coaches from Manchester to Liverpool most often leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Trains from Manchester to Liverpool most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Liverpool?

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

  • You can travel to Liverpool from Manchester by coach with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £4 with Megabus from Manchester to Liverpool.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Liverpool with Northern Rail. Cheap tickets can be found for £3 with Northern Rail from Manchester to Liverpool.
Can I travel directly between Manchester and Liverpool?

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Liverpool with Megabus.
  • You can check for a direct train to Liverpool with Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Liverpool from Manchester?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Liverpool 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 Manchester and Liverpool itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Liverpool and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Manchester to Liverpool ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Manchester to Liverpool, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £4 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £3 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Manchester and Liverpool online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Liverpool. Tickets for a train cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Liverpool:

A train journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Liverpool by coach, which costs on average £4 for the same trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Liverpool from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 40 min.

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

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Liverpool
Manchester (Coach Station)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester Piccadilly
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.