Trains from Manchester to Liverpool

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The cheapest trains

from Manchester
to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Cheapest

$4

Average

$10

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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08:22Manchester Piccadilly1h0309:25Liverpool Lime Street
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$41One-way
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08:09Manchester Piccadilly0h5709:06Liverpool Lime Street
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$41One-way
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08:25Manchester Victoria0h3609:01Liverpool Lime Street
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$111One-way
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08:38Manchester Piccadilly0h5009:28Liverpool Lime Street
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$131One-way
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08:16Manchester Oxford Road1h0709:23Liverpool Lime Street
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$171One-way

Train Times

Manchester to Liverpool

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08:09Manchester Piccadilly0h5709:06Liverpool Lime Street
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08:16Manchester Oxford Road1h0709:23Liverpool Lime Street
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08:22Manchester Piccadilly1h0309:25Liverpool Lime Street
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08:25Manchester Victoria0h3609:01Liverpool Lime Street
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08:38Manchester Piccadilly0h5009:28Liverpool Lime Street
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Sun
Jul 21
$10First Transpennine Express
$11National Express
Mon
Jul 22
$4Northern Rail
$6National Express
Tue
Jul 23
$4Northern Rail
$6National Express
Wed
Jul 24
$4Northern Rail
$6National Express
Thu
Jul 25
$4Northern Rail
$4National Express
Fri
Jul 26
$5Northern Rail
$4National Express
Sat
Jul 27
$4Northern Rail
$4National Express
Sun
Jul 28
$5First Transpennine Express
$4National Express
Mon
Jul 29
$4Northern Rail
$4National Express
Tue
Jul 30
$4Northern Rail
$4National Express
Wed
Jul 31
$4Northern Rail
$4National Express
Thu
Aug 1
$4Northern Rail
$4National Express
Fri
Aug 2
$5Northern Rail
$4National Express
Sat
Aug 3
$4Northern Rail
$4National Express
Sun
Aug 4
$5Northern Rail
$4National Express
Mon
Aug 5
$4Northern Rail
$4National Express
Tue
Aug 6
$4Northern Rail
$4National Express
Wed
Aug 7
$4Northern Rail
$13National Express
Thu
Aug 8
$4Northern Rail
$4National Express
Fri
Aug 9
$5Northern Rail
$4National Express
Sat
Aug 10
$4Northern Rail
$4National Express

The fastest trains

from Manchester
to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Fastest Journey

36m

Average

54m

Trains per day

5

Distance

50 km

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.

Fastest
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08:25Manchester Victoria0h3609:01Liverpool Lime Street
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$111One-way
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08:38Manchester Piccadilly0h5009:28Liverpool Lime Street
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$131One-way
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08:09Manchester Piccadilly0h5709:06Liverpool Lime Street
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$41One-way
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08:22Manchester Piccadilly1h0309:25Liverpool Lime Street
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$41One-way
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08:16Manchester Oxford Road1h0709:23Liverpool Lime Street
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$171One-way

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Journey Summary

Manchester to Liverpool Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
48 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $5
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Liverpool
Distance:50 km
TrainTrain Companies:First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool

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.

Which train companies travel from Manchester to Liverpool?

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.

How long is the train from Manchester to Liverpool?

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.

How many trains are there from Manchester to Liverpool?

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.

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

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.

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Best fares for trains from Manchester to Liverpool

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This month
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Fri, Jul 26
Train
Northern Rail
07:09 57m08:06
ManchesterLiverpool
Sat, Jul 27
Train
Northern Rail
07:221h 3m08:25
ManchesterLiverpool
Fastest Trains from Manchester to Liverpool
Sun, Jul 28
Train
First Transpennine Express
07:25 35m08:00
ManchesterLiverpool
Sun, Aug 4
Train
Northern Rail
07:17 52m08:09
ManchesterLiverpool
Sun, Aug 11
Train
Northern Rail
07:17 52m08:09
ManchesterLiverpool
Return Train Tickets for Liverpool to Manchester
Tue, Jul 23
Train
Northern Rail
07:16 55m08:11
LiverpoolManchester
Wed, Jul 24
Train
Northern Rail
07:16 55m08:11
LiverpoolManchester
Thu, Jul 25
Train
Northern Rail
07:16 55m08:11
LiverpoolManchester

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
Liverpool
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

TrainManchester Piccadilly

Amenities

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WC

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.
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.
TrainManchester Victoria

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