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from Manchester to Liverpool

You can get from Manchester to Liverpool by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Liverpool on Sep 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:35AMManchester, Coach Station1h30 10:05AMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$121One-way
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09:15PMManchester1h15 10:30PMLiverpool
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$61One-way
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04:35PMManchester, Coach Station1h30 06:05PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$121One-way
08:50PMManchester, Coach Station1h30 10:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$111One-way
04:10PMManchester, Coach Station1h10 05:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$131One-way

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Sat
Sep 18
$5Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Sun
Sep 19
$5Northern Rail
$6Megabus
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Sep 20
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$6Megabus
Tue
Sep 21
$4Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Wed
Sep 22
$5Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Thu
Sep 23
$5Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Fri
Sep 24
$4Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Sat
Sep 25
$4Northern Rail
$6Megabus
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Sep 26
$4Northern Rail
$6Megabus
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Sep 27
$4Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Tue
Sep 28
$4Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Wed
Sep 29
$5Northern Rail
$6Megabus
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Sep 30
$5Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Fri
Oct 1
$4Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Sat
Oct 2
$4Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Mon
Oct 4
$4Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Tue
Oct 5
$4Northern Rail
$6Megabus
Wed
Oct 6
$5Northern Rail
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Oct 7
$5Northern Rail
$6Megabus

Travel Information between Manchester and Liverpool

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $6
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 46 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Northern Rail

Take a bus or train to travel 30 miles (49 km) between Manchester and Liverpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 46 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Manchester to Liverpool.

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General Information About the Journey from Manchester to Liverpool

There are a number of transport options available for the journey from Manchester to Liverpool, however train and bus services are by far the quickest and most convenient options; with a number of direct connections connected the two cities on a daily bases. The two cities are just 55 kilometers apart with the majority of the services taking less than two hours departing from Manchester to Liverpool at frequent intervals.

Buses from Manchester to Liverpool

There are a number of options for getting from Manchester to Liverpool by bus. National Express offers over 30 buses departing over the course of the day. Terravision operates bus services between Manchester Center Sackville and Liverpool Airport which takes 40 minutes. There are approximately 17 services per day.

Trains from Manchester to Liverpool

There are three stations in Manchester that have direct services to Liverpool Lime Street: Piccadilly, Victoria and Oxford Road. Services start just after 5:00 a.m. and are operated by Northern Rail and Transpennine Express. The journey takes between 45 minutes and 1hr 20mins. The last daily service is just after 11:00 p.m. and there are up to 8 services per hour throughout the day.

How to get from Manchester to Liverpool

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Manchester to Liverpool, 76,82% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Manchester to Liverpool and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
How do I get from Manchester to Liverpool?

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Liverpool: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Manchester to Liverpool?

The cheapest way to go to Liverpool from Manchester is by taking a train, which costs on average $5 (€4).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Liverpool:

Taking a train is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a bus to Liverpool, which costs on average $6 (€5) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel to Liverpool from Manchester?

The fastest way from Manchester to Liverpool is by train with an average journey time of 46 min.

There are alternative travel options to Liverpool that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h.

What is the distance between Manchester and Liverpool?

The distance from Manchester to Liverpool is approximately 30 miles (49 km).

How many services a day are there from Manchester to Liverpool?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Liverpool is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Manchester to Liverpool as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in Liverpool?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Manchester to Liverpool:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Manchester to Liverpool depart from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange to Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Manchester to Liverpool depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Liverpool?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Liverpool:

  • You can take a bus from Manchester to Liverpool with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for $6 (€5) with Megabus from Manchester to Liverpool.
  • You can travel to Liverpool from Manchester by train with Northern Rail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $5 (€4) with Northern Rail from Manchester to Liverpool.
Can I find a direct route between Manchester and Liverpool?

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Liverpool with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with National Express or Megabus.

Direct services to Liverpool tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Where should I go next after I travel between Manchester and Liverpool?
Your trip from Manchester to Liverpool doesn't have to end in Liverpool. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Edinburgh or Glasgow to your Manchester to Liverpool tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Liverpool today!
When should I book a ticket from Manchester to Liverpool online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Manchester to Liverpool, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $6 (€5) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $5 (€4) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester to Liverpool online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Liverpool
Manchester (Coach Station)
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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.
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 Oxford Road
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Manchester Piccadilly
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Refreshments
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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.