You can get from Manchester to Liverpool by train, bus or flight.
To get from Manchester to Liverpool on 23 Oct 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 • 46 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £3 • 46 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus 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.
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.
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.
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.
You can travel from Manchester to Liverpool 2 different ways: coach or train.
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.
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.
The distance from Manchester to Liverpool is approximately 30 miles (49 km).
The average frequency per day from Manchester to Liverpool is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Liverpool:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Liverpool with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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.
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