Liverpool to Manchester Train

Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Manchester

Showing times and prices for May 20

Cheapest

5

Average

7

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.

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09:27AMLiverpool Lime Street0h55 10:22AMDeansgate
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51One-way
08:27AMLiverpool Lime Street0h56 09:23AMDeansgate
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51One-way
08:19AMLiverpool Lime Street1h13 09:32AMDeansgate
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71One-way
08:55AMLiverpool Lime Street1h06 10:01AMDeansgate
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71One-way
09:17AMLiverpool Lime Street1h15 10:32AMDeansgate
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71One-way

Train schedule from Liverpool to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, May 20
08:19AMLiverpool Lime Street1h13 09:32AMDeansgate
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08:27AMLiverpool Lime Street0h56 09:23AMDeansgate
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08:54AMLiverpool Lime Street0h37 09:31AMManchester Victoria
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08:55AMLiverpool Lime Street1h06 10:01AMDeansgate
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09:17AMLiverpool Lime Street1h15 10:32AMDeansgate
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09:27AMLiverpool Lime Street0h55 10:22AMDeansgate
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Fastest train times from Liverpool to Manchester

Showing times and prices for May 20

Fastest Journey

37 m

Average

1 h

Trains per day

6

Distance

50 km

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

Fastest
08:54AMLiverpool Lime Street0h37 09:31AMManchester Victoria
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121One-way
09:27AMLiverpool Lime Street0h55 10:22AMDeansgate
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51One-way
08:27AMLiverpool Lime Street0h56 09:23AMDeansgate
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51One-way
08:55AMLiverpool Lime Street1h06 10:01AMDeansgate
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71One-way
08:19AMLiverpool Lime Street1h13 09:32AMDeansgate
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71One-way

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Overview: Train from Liverpool to Manchester

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage train duration55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$5 (€4)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Railway, Transpennine Express or Northern Rail

Trains from Liverpool to Manchester cover the 30 miles (49 km) long trip taking on average 55 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Railway, Transpennine Express or Northern Rail. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $5 (€4), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $4 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains from Liverpool to Manchester

Services between Liverpool and Manchester offer travelers a quick trip between two of England’s most important cities. First trains depart bright and early around 8:30 a.m. The trip takes on average 45 minutes and the service is direct. Travelers do not need to change at any point, and off-peak services are provided throughout most of the day. Prices may be slightly higher during the morning rush hour.


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Liverpool to Manchester Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Liverpool to Manchester when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€4.59

1 Day in Advance

€4.59

1 Week in Advance

€4.59

2 Weeks in Advance

€4.59

1 Month in Advance

€4.59

3 Months in Advance

€4.59

Liverpool to Manchester Trains: General Information


Travelers can offset some of the cost of Liverpool to Manchester train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Liverpool to Manchester trains are run by National Express.
  • autobus All trains are direct, depart from Liverpool's Norton Street and arrive at Manchester's Sackville Street train station.
  • autobus The Liverpool to Manchester train journey takes as little as 1 hours and 10 minutes to arrive in Manchester.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Liverpool to Manchester train tickets 1-2 days in advance of the travel date.

Taking the Train from Liverpool

Most trains from Liverpool to Manchester depart from Liverpool Lime Street Station, although travelers can also pick up the train from Liverpool South Parkway. Lime Street can be found just to the east of the city center, about a mile from the coast, and is well connected to other parts of the city via bus services. Look for local buses heading to Lord Nelson Street, which is about 100 meters from the station. Night buses are available on the weekend, and taxis are a good option, as a number of local buses finish around 7:00 p.m.

Liverpool has long been famous as a major British port with its beautiful waterfront and docks. The city has a distinctive World Heritage commercial district and a Cultural Quarter with numerous sculptures, monuments, fountains, and distinguishable civic centers such as the Picton Reading Rooms. It is famous for its university and for being the birthplace of the Beatles.

Getting into Manchester by Train

If you are arriving from Liverpool the major entry point is Manchester Piccadilly Station, on the eastern outskirts of the city center. To get to the center you can take a Metrolink tram to St. Peter's Square, which should take around 20 minutes. Trams are also the best way to get to Old Trafford and run until midnight every day.

Manchester was once the industrial capital of the world but is more famous nowadays for football, television, and nightlife. If you love sports, music, or history, it's a great place to visit. Manchester is more famous for its football team, Manchester United. Landmarks in the city range from the historic Albert Square to the skyscraper Beetham Tower. Natural parks are abundant within the city with additional Nature Reserves nearby. Manchester is the third most visited city in the United Kingdom and has an international airport within the city limits.

Travel Tips: Trains from Liverpool to Manchester

Travel by train to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Liverpool to Manchester.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Liverpool to Manchester to cost as little as $4 (€4)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Liverpool to Manchester train price to come in at an average of $5 (€4)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Liverpool to Manchester by train to be approximately 30 miles (49 km).
The Liverpool to Manchester train duration is on average 55 min, which is to be expected when traveling 30 miles (49 km) to Manchester from Liverpool. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

When taking the train between Liverpool and Manchester, you can choose to depart from train stations like Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central. Your route can end in train stations such as Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Liverpool Lime Street   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Liverpool Lime Street and need to travel around 0.4 miles (692 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from this train station to the city center.

If you're looking for trains from Liverpool to Manchester, you can rely on East Midlands Railway, Transpennine Express or Northern Rail to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Liverpool to Manchester journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are direct trains to Manchester from Liverpool, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Northern Rail or Transpennine Express  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
The earliest train departing from Liverpool to Manchester leaves at 5: 20 AM. The last train departing from Liverpool to Manchester leaves at 11: 38 PM. You can find the latest Liverpool to Manchester train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
You can find trains from Liverpool to Manchester to cost on average $5 (€4) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Liverpool to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Liverpool Lime Street is the most popular Liverpool railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Liverpool for your trip to Manchester.
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+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38 | Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05
Public transit options for Liverpool Lime Street
Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)
Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern

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