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Train Information to Liverpool from Manchester

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage train duration54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$5 (€4)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool cover the 30 miles (49 km) long trip taking on average 54 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $5 (€4), but the average price of train tickets is $5 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool

Around 40 trains leave Manchester for Liverpool every day, all day. All of the routes from Manchester to Liverpool are direct, with an average journey time of approximately 55 minutes. Depending on the train operator, trips take between about 40 minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes. The distance between Manchester and Liverpool is 31 miles.

Manchester to Liverpool train times: Daily departures

Manchester to Liverpool trains start leaving just before 5 a.m., and the last one leaves at approximately 11:30 p.m. Trains from Manchester to Liverpool depart every 30 minutes during the morning and evening rush hours and at one-hour intervals at less busy times. Passengers are more likely to get a comfortable seat when travelling outside peak periods. 

How long is the journey by train from Manchester to Liverpool?

The average journey by train from Manchester to Liverpool takes approximately 58 minutes, with the fastest taking about 40 minutes and the slowest taking about 1 hour 15 minutes. There are no changes on this route - each journey is direct.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Manchester to Liverpool?

Departure train station: Trains from Manchester to Liverpool leave from Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road, or Deansgate. All stations are around a mile from the city centre and have shuttle bus, metro, and taxi connections. Station facilities include ticket offices, cafés, newsagents, and toilets.

Arrival train station: When travelling by train from Manchester, passengers arrive at Liverpool Central or Liverpool Lime Street Station. Both are under one mile from the centre of the city. There are taxi ranks and bus stops by both stations. The train stations have ATMs, public WiFi, cafés, shops, toilets, and baby-changing facilities.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Liverpool?

Train companies operating Manchester-to-Liverpool services include East Midlands, Northern Rail, and First TransPennine Express. First TransPennine Express provides the quickest route, with a journey time of around 40 minutes. When travelling from Manchester to Liverpool by train, each service is direct. None of the operators offers sleeper services on this route. 

East Midlands Manchester to Liverpool

East Midlands trains leave Manchester for Liverpool every 40 minutes. All of the high-speed train journeys are direct, and seats are standard or first class. Journeys take about 45 minutes to just over one hour, depending on departure time.

Northern Rail Manchester to Liverpool

Northern Rail runs two direct trains every hour from Manchester to Liverpool. They depart from Manchester train stations approximately every 30 minutes, taking from 40 minutes to just over one hour. There are cheap standard single, off-day peak single, first-class, and advanced single tickets.

First TransPennine Express Manchester to Liverpool

First TransPennine Express Manchester-to-Liverpool trains leave every hour. The high-speed direct trains take just under one hour to reach Liverpool Lime Street Station. Both standard and first-class tickets are available. 

Manchester to Liverpool trains: Services on board

East Midlands trains' luggage allowance is three items; this comprises one piece of hand luggage and two large pieces that must be stored in luggage racks. Cats, dogs, and other small domestic animals are allowed on board, free of charge. Bikes can also be taken on board for free, although there are only two spaces on each train. 

Northern Rail passengers have a luggage allowance of 23 kg. Larger items must be stored in the luggage areas provided. Dogs, cats, and other animals are allowed on board as long as they don't inconvenience other passengers. There are generally only two spaces for bikes.

On First TransPennine Express trains, luggage racks are provided to store large bags up to 25 kg. Overhead racks above seats can be used for smaller items. Pets can travel free of charge if they're well behaved, and dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. If you want to take a bike, reserve a space at least 15 minutes before travelling. All three train operators offer boarding assistance to people with disabilities.

How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Liverpool

The best way to save money on trains from Manchester to Liverpool is to book tickets in advance. For cheaper tickets, travellers should be flexible with their travel dates and consider booking a train with a longer journey.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool
Travel by train 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
How much does a cheap train between Manchester and Liverpool cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Manchester to Liverpool trains for as little as $5 (€4)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train to Liverpool from Manchester?
The Manchester to Liverpool train ticket price is on average $5 (€4)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
How many miles is it from Manchester to Liverpool by train?
The Manchester to Liverpool train distance is approximately 30 miles (49 km).
How long is the train ride between Manchester and Liverpool?
While the time it takes to travel 30 miles (49 km) between Manchester and Liverpool can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Manchester to Liverpool train journey time is on average 54 min.
When traveling by train from Manchester to Liverpool, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in Liverpool do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Manchester, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. When you arrive in Liverpool, your train can arrive in train stations including Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Liverpool Lime Street.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Liverpool? Where is the train station in Liverpool located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Liverpool Lime Street, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which train providers can take me between Manchester and Liverpool?
If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Liverpool, you can rely on Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains to get you to Liverpool. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Manchester to Liverpool trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train from Manchester to Liverpool?
Yes, there are direct trains per day from Manchester to Liverpool with Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
When does the first train depart from Manchester to Liverpool? When does the last train depart from Manchester to Liverpool?
The first Manchester to Liverpool train departs at 7: 09 AM   and the last train from Manchester to Liverpool leaves at 8: 18 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Manchester to Liverpool on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I purchase the Manchester to Liverpool train for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets between Manchester and Liverpool within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $5 (€4) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Liverpool a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Liverpool
Manchester Oxford Road
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Manchester Piccadilly
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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.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
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.
Manchester Victoria
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