The cheapest buses from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Sep 24

Cheapest

$6

Average

$11

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Liverpool will cost around $ 11 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 6.

Cheapest
09:15PMManchester1h15 10:30PMLiverpool
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$61One-way
2nd Cheapest
04:35PMManchester, Coach Station1h45 06:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$111One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:35AMManchester, Coach Station1h30 10:05AMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$111One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:50PMManchester, Coach Station1h30 10:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$111One-way
04:10PMManchester, Coach Station1h25 05:35PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$131One-way

Timetable Manchester to Liverpool

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08:35AMManchester, Coach Station1h30 10:05AMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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12:35PMManchester, Coach Station1h30 02:05PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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04:10PMManchester, Coach Station1h25 05:35PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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04:35PMManchester, Coach Station1h45 06:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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08:50PMManchester, Coach Station1h30 10:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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09:15PMManchester1h15 10:30PMLiverpool
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The fastest buses from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Sep 24

Fastest Journey

1 h 15 m

Average

1 h 29 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

50 km

Of the 6 buses that leave Manchester for Liverpool every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 50 km distance in an average of 1 h 29 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 15 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:15PMManchester1h15 10:30PMLiverpool
0 changes
$61One-way
2nd Fastest
04:10PMManchester, Coach Station1h25 05:35PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
$131One-way
12:35PMManchester, Coach Station1h30 02:05PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
$131One-way
08:35AMManchester, Coach Station1h30 10:05AMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
0 changes
$111One-way
08:50PMManchester, Coach Station1h30 10:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$111One-way

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Bus Information from Manchester to Liverpool

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$6 (€5)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Manchester to Liverpool cover the 30 miles (49 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $6 (€5), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.

Bus companies

Bus from Manchester to Liverpool with National Express

Travel from Manchester to Liverpool from $6 (€5) with Omio’s bus partners National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel from Manchester to Liverpool? National Express is the UK’s leading bus company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express bus schedules and tickets available for the trip on Omio to find the best deals on buses from Manchester to Liverpool. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 30 miles (49 km) between Manchester and Liverpool.

All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the Manchester to Liverpool bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your National Express bus ticket between Manchester and Liverpool:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses Manchester to Liverpool

Travellers can reach their destination in no time by bus from Manchester to Liverpool. The journey between the two cities in the north-west of England takes about 1:00 hrs. Almost around the clock there are several bus connections per hour on the route.

Which bus companies operate from Manchester to Liverpool?

The route Manchester - Liverpool is served by National Express buses, there are only direct bus connections between the two cities.

How long does the bus ride from Manchester to Liverpool take?

A direct bus ride from Manchester to Liverpool takes around 1:00 hrs. Change of buses will take around 3:30 hrs.

How often can I travel by bus from Manchester to Liverpool?

Several times per hour it is possible to take the bus from Manchester to Liverpool. The first bus leaves Manchester Bus Station at 1:00 a.m., the last one leaves shortly before midnight towards Liverpool.

Bus stations on the route Manchester - Liverpool?

At which bus station does the bus start in Manchester? The Manchester Coach Station is located in the city center, it is about seven minutes walk to the main train station "Manchester Piccadilly". From here you can continue by bus or S-Bahn to other parts of the city.

At which bus station does the bus arrive in Liverpool? The bus station "One Bus Station" is located at Canning Place in close proximity to the banks of the River Mersey. Liverpool Central Station is only a seven minute walk away and offers excellent transport links.

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FAQs
How much do cheap bus tickets to Liverpool from Manchester cost?
Bus tickets between Manchester and Liverpool for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $6 (€5)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the bus to Liverpool from Manchester on average?
If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Liverpool bus price to come in at an average of $6 (€5)  one way.
How far is it from Manchester to Liverpool by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Liverpool from Manchester by bus to be approximately 30 miles (49 km).
What is the Manchester to Liverpool bus travel time?
On average the Manchester to Liverpool bus time is 1 h 15 min  covering the 30 miles (49 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by bus from Manchester to Liverpool, which bus station in Manchester do I depart from and which bus station in Liverpool do I arrive in?

There are a few bus stations in Manchester to start your journey from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. In Liverpool you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Liverpool, Liverpool One, Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place and Liverpool, Kempston Street.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.

Where is the departure bus station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival bus station in Liverpool located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Manchester.

The most popular arrival bus station, Liverpool, Liverpool One, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Liverpool.

What bus companies go from Manchester to Liverpool?
For the best Manchester to Liverpool bus to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services between Manchester and Liverpool to compare what amenities they may offer.
Is there a direct bus from Manchester to Liverpool?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Manchester to Liverpool on Omio with National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your bus ticket.
When does the first bus depart from Manchester to Liverpool? When does the last bus depart from Manchester to Liverpool?
The first Manchester to Liverpool bus departs at 11: 05 AM   and the last bus from Manchester to Liverpool leaves at 11: 45 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Manchester to Liverpool on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I buy the Manchester to Liverpool bus for the best deals on tickets?
If you purchase the Manchester to Liverpool bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $6 (€5). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Manchester and Liverpool. Look out for bus tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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.