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

19:45Manchester1h15 21:00Liverpool
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£51One-way
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19:45Manchester1h15 21:00Liverpool
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£51One-way
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08:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 10:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£111One-way
16:35Manchester, Coach Station1h30 18:05Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£91One-way
16:10Manchester, Coach Station1h10 17:20Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£101One-way

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

Travel Information to Liverpool from Manchester

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £4
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £3 • 46 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £3 • 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Northern Rail

Travel 30 miles (49 km) by coach or train to Liverpool from Manchester. 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 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 from Manchester to Liverpool.

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
What are my travel options from Manchester to Liverpool?

You can travel from Manchester to Liverpool 2 different ways: coach or train.

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

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

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

The fastest way from Manchester to Liverpool is by train with an average journey time of 46 min.

Other travel options from Manchester to Liverpool can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h   on average.

How far is Liverpool from Manchester?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Liverpool?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Liverpool is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Liverpool from Manchester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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 when travelling from Manchester to Liverpool:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Most travellers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to 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 by coach from Manchester to Liverpool with Megabus, and you can find Megabus Manchester to Liverpool tickets for £4 on Omio.
  • You can travel between Manchester and Liverpool by train with Northern Rail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £3 with Northern Rail from Manchester to Liverpool.
Can I travel directly from Manchester to Liverpool?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Liverpool with National Express or Megabus.

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 book tickets for this journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to Liverpool?
Your journey from Manchester to Liverpool doesn't have to end in Liverpool. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Edinburgh or Glasgow to your Manchester to Liverpool trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Liverpool today!
How early should I buy Manchester to Liverpool tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Liverpool, 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 £4 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £3 one way.

But we recommend booking Manchester to Liverpool tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.