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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to Liverpool is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Northern Rail
08:41AM1h11
Deansgate (DGT)
09:52AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$91One-way
0 transfers
Northern Rail
10:45AM1h05
Deansgate (DGT)
11:50AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$91One-way
0 transfers
Northern Rail
09:48AM1h05
Deansgate (DGT)
10:53AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$91One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
08:23AM0h39
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:02AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$101One-way
0 transfers
Northern Rail
10:28AM0h56
Deansgate (DGT)
11:24AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$111One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, June 16
Transpennine Express
08:23AM0h39
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:02AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
08:29AM0h58
Deansgate (DGT)
09:27AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
08:41AM1h11
Deansgate (DGT)
09:52AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
09:10AM0h51
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
10:01AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
09:24AM0h38
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:02AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
09:24AM0h59
Deansgate (DGT)
10:23AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
09:48AM1h05
Deansgate (DGT)
10:53AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
10:15AM0h47
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
11:02AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
10:24AM0h38
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
11:02AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
10:28AM0h56
Deansgate (DGT)
11:24AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
10:45AM1h05
Deansgate (DGT)
11:50AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
11:13AM0h47
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
12:00PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Jun 16

Fastest Journey

38 m

Average

52 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

50 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Manchester for Liverpool every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Transpennine Express
09:24AM0h38
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
10:02AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$131One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Transpennine Express
10:24AM0h38
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
11:02AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$171One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
08:23AM0h39
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
09:02AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$101One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
10:15AM0h47
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
11:02AMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$161One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
11:13AM0h47
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
12:00PMLiverpool Lime Street (LIV)
$161One-way
0 transfers

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Manchester to Liverpool

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IconComfortable seats
IconFast ride
Cons
IconNo wifi and sockets were missing
IconStaff were very unfriendly and not very helpful
The train journey from Manchester to Liverpool was average. The train facilities were moderate, with some amenities such as power sockets and wifi missing. The comfort of the seats was okay, but not very comfortable. The cleanliness of the train was ok, but there were a few stains on the windows and floor. The service was friendly ä but there was no special effort to satisfy the passengers. Overall, the journey was okay, but there is definitely room for improvement.
Pros
IconVery comfortable seats
Cons
IconThere was a delay
I set off on the TPE at 12 noon on 2 December. After about 2 hours I reached Liverpool. The comfort was excellent. The passengers were quiet and the chairs were comfortable. There was a stable wifi connection. The chairs and toilets were hygienic. The service was very commendable. Overall, I recommend booking this journey. On the one hand, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery during the journey and you don't have to worry about anything.

Overview: Train from Manchester to Liverpool

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage train duration39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$11 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool cover the 30 miles (49 km) long journey taking on average 39 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $5 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $11 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Train companies: Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express and East Midlands Trains from Manchester to Liverpool trains

Buy your official Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express and East Midlands Trains train tickets from Manchester to Liverpool from $4 (€4) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

Transpennine Express is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from Manchester and Liverpool to Scotland, the North East and Yorkshire. It offers a range of services, including express, regional and local trains. Express trains are the fastest, with journey times of up to three hours. Regional trains are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Local trains are the slowest, but offer the most stops. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, group and season tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Transpennine Express are Manchester to Edinburgh, Liverpool to Leeds and Manchester to York. These routes offer a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the cities.

Train information from Manchester to Liverpool with TransPennine Express:

  • Average Duration: 37 min
  • Cheapest Price: $6

FAQs: Trains from Manchester to Liverpool

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester to Liverpool 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 Manchester to Liverpool.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Liverpool can start from as little as $5 (€5) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Liverpool is $11 (€9); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Liverpool train travel time is 39 min   for the 30 mile (49 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Liverpool leaves at 7: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Liverpool leaves at 11: 44 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Liverpool without having to change trains with Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or East Midlands Trains. There are 50 direct trains from Manchester to Liverpool each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Liverpool. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Manchester to Liverpool.
For the trip from Manchester to Liverpool you can take a train with Northern Rail (3), TransPennine Express or East Midlands Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Manchester to Liverpool on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 44 PM.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Liverpool, you can end your trip in train stations like Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Liverpool Lime Street, located 0.4 miles (732 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Liverpool from Manchester is worth doing with a journey time of 39 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Liverpool by train is October.
You have options as you can travel from Manchester to Liverpool 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Liverpool

Manchester
Liverpool
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your trip to Liverpool.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Manchester, Abraham Moss

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