Train from Manchester to Liverpool

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

4

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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08:59AMManchester Victoria0h57 09:56AMLiverpool Lime Street
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41One-way
08:28AMDeansgate0h58 09:26AMLiverpool Lime Street
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61One-way
08:41AMManchester Oxford Road0h51 09:32AMLiverpool Lime Street
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71One-way
08:48AMDeansgate1h11 09:59AMLiverpool Lime Street
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71One-way
08:15AMManchester Oxford Road1h09 09:24AMLiverpool Lime Street
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71One-way

Train schedule from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27
08:15AMManchester Oxford Road1h09 09:24AMLiverpool Lime Street
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08:22AMManchester Victoria0h39 09:01AMLiverpool Lime Street
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08:28AMDeansgate0h58 09:26AMLiverpool Lime Street
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08:41AMManchester Oxford Road0h51 09:32AMLiverpool Lime Street
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08:48AMDeansgate1h11 09:59AMLiverpool Lime Street
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08:59AMManchester Victoria0h57 09:56AMLiverpool Lime Street
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

39 m

Average

57 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

50 km

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

Fastest
08:22AMManchester Victoria0h39 09:01AMLiverpool Lime Street
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111One-way
08:41AMManchester Oxford Road0h51 09:32AMLiverpool Lime Street
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71One-way
08:59AMManchester Victoria0h57 09:56AMLiverpool Lime Street
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41One-way
08:28AMDeansgate0h58 09:26AMLiverpool Lime Street
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61One-way
08:15AMManchester Oxford Road1h09 09:24AMLiverpool Lime Street
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71One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Liverpool

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage train duration55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$4 (€4)
frequencyTrain frequency70 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 69 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Railway, Northern Rail, Transpennine Express, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool cover the 30 miles (49 km) long route taking on average 55 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Railway, Northern Rail, Transpennine Express, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 70 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $4 (€4), but the average price of train tickets is $4 (€4). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

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

You can travel by train to Liverpool from Manchester with First TransPennine Express 3, Northern Rail (3) and East Midlands Trains for as low as $4 (€4). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

East Midlands Trains
Northern Rail (3)
First TransPennine Express 3

East Midlands Trains tickets between Manchester and Liverpool are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with East Midlands Trains to Liverpool from Manchester all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current East Midlands Trains train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 30 miles (49 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the East Midlands Trains train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Manchester to Liverpool routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best East Midlands Trains Manchester to Liverpool train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the East Midlands Trains train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Liverpool with East Midlands Trains!

Manchester to Liverpool train information with East Midlands Trains:

  • Average Duration: 46 min
  • East Midlands Trains frequency: 13 a day

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train operating companies in the United Kingdom. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys between Manchester and Liverpool. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Manchester to Liverpool train information with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 1 h 6 min
  • Average Price: $4
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 49 a day

Looking for trains from Manchester to Liverpool? First TransPennine Express 3 is one of the best companies to travel with on the 30 miles (49 km) trip to Liverpool from Manchester. As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio quickly shows you the latest First TransPennine Express 3 train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Manchester to Liverpool routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Liverpool from Manchester, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Manchester - Liverpool train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with First TransPennine Express 3!

Train information from Manchester to Liverpool with First TransPennine Express 3:

  • Average Duration: 40 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 17 a day

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
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Manchester to Liverpool to cost as little as $4 (€4)  in the next 7 days.
The Manchester to Liverpool train ticket price is on average $4 (€4)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
You should expect to travel around 30 miles (49 km)  to Liverpool from Manchester by train.
On average the Manchester to Liverpool train time is 55 min  covering the 30 miles (49 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

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 and Liverpool Central.

Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly   to Liverpool Lime Street   most frequently for this route.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Liverpool Lime Street, located 0.4 miles (692 m) away from the city center.

Take the Manchester to Liverpool train with East Midlands Railway, Northern Rail, Transpennine Express, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Manchester and Liverpool as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 69 direct trains per day from Manchester to Liverpool. You can look to travel with Northern Rail, Transpennine Express or East Midlands Railway  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
On average, there are 70 trains a day from Manchester to Liverpool. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Manchester to Liverpool at 7: 15 AM. The last train from Manchester to Liverpool that you can take departs at 10: 40 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Liverpool schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Liverpool is on average $4 (€4) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Liverpool from Manchester available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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)

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