The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Manchester to Liverpool will cost around $ 10 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 4.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Manchester for Liverpool every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 50 km distance in an average of 54m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 36m .
The slowest train will take 1h 7m 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.
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|Train Ticket Price:||$5|
|Trains depart from:||Manchester|
|Trains arrive in:||Liverpool|
|Train Companies:||First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail|
There are frequent daily direct trains from Manchester to Liverpool, with services connecting the two main cities of the northwest of England roughly every hour, and more frequently at peak times. There are regular weekday departures from early morning to late night, with a slight reduction in the timetable on Sundays. Indirect services require one change en route. Journey times on the 35-mile route are just over an hour for most trips and a little longer for indirect connections.
Northern Rail operates the direct services from Manchester to Liverpool. Indirect trains to central Liverpool require taking Northern Rail or East Midlands Trains departures from Manchester, which connect with Merseyrail services at Liverpool South Parkway station.
Direct services from Manchester to Liverpool take just over an hour to complete the trip. Journey times for indirect connections are around an hour and 15 minutes, including time allowed for the change of trains at Liverpool South Parkway. Some Sunday services on the route are a few minutes slower.
On weekdays and Saturdays, there are hourly direct departures from Manchester to Liverpool throughout the day from around 5:00 a.m. until early evening. Indirect services also depart hourly, with these connections continuing until just before midnight. On Sundays, indirect services are less frequent, and the first direct train leaves Manchester around 8:00 a.m.
Departure train station: Manchester Victoria Direct trains to Liverpool depart from Manchester Victoria Station, on the northern side of the city center, connected by bus and tram links across Greater Manchester. Some indirect services depart from Piccadilly Station, on the southeast side of the center, or Oxford Road Station, south of the center.
Arrival train station: Liverpool Lime Street Trains from Manchester arrive at Liverpool Lime Street Station in the center of the city. From here, Merseyrail suburban train services provide connections across Merseyside. The station facilities include bus stops on Lord Nelson Street for local routes and a taxi rank.