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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 Jan 27 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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$61One-way
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08:50PMManchester, Coach Station1h30 10:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$51One-way
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09:30PMManchester1h00 10:30PMLiverpool
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$61One-way
04:35PMManchester, Coach Station1h45 06:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$51One-way
03:20PMManchester, Coach Station1h15 04:35PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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$51One-way

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Thu
Jan 27
$6Northern Rail
$5National Express
Fri
Jan 28
$5Northern Rail
$5National Express
Sat
Jan 29
$5Northern Rail
$5National Express
Sun
Jan 30
$4Northern Rail
$5National Express
Mon
Jan 31
$5Northern Rail
$5National Express
Tue
Feb 1
$5Northern Rail
$5National Express
Wed
Feb 2
$5Northern Rail
$5National Express
Thu
Feb 3
$5Northern Rail
$5National Express
Fri
Feb 4
$4Northern Rail
$5National Express
Sat
Feb 5
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$5National Express
Sun
Feb 6
$4Northern Rail
$5National Express
Mon
Feb 7
$5Northern Rail
$5National Express
Tue
Feb 8
$5Northern Rail
$5National Express
Wed
Feb 9
$5Northern Rail
$5National Express
Thu
Feb 10
$5Northern Rail
$5National Express
Fri
Feb 11
$4Northern Rail
$5National Express
Sat
Feb 12
$5Northern Rail
$5National Express
Sun
Feb 13
$4Northern Rail
$5National Express
Mon
Feb 14
$4Northern Rail
$5National Express
Tue
Feb 15
$4Northern Rail
$6Megabus

Travel Information from Manchester to Liverpool

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $6
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $4 (€4) • 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $4 (€4) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Northern Rail

Travel 30 miles (49 km) by bus or train from Manchester to Liverpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $4 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Liverpool.

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 travel from Manchester to Liverpool?

There are 2 travel options from Manchester to Liverpool: bus or train.

How do I get from Manchester to Liverpool the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Liverpool is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $4 (€4) compared to other travel options to Liverpool:

A train is $1 (€1) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Manchester to Liverpool costing on average $6 (€5).

What is the quickest way to get from Manchester to Liverpool?

The fastest way from Manchester to Liverpool is by train with an average journey time of 45 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.

How many miles from Manchester to Liverpool would I travel?

Liverpool is approximately 30 miles (49 km) away from Manchester.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Liverpool?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Liverpool is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Manchester? Where do I arrive in Liverpool?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Most travelers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street.

Who can get me from Manchester to Liverpool?

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

  • You can go to Liverpool from Manchester by bus with Megabus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $6 (€5) with Megabus from Manchester to Liverpool on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Liverpool with Northern Rail. Cheap tickets can be found for $4 (€4) with Northern Rail from Manchester to Liverpool.

Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to Liverpool?

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

  • You can take a direct train with Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Railway with 25 direct trains per day.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Manchester to Liverpool?

Many of our customers traveling from Manchester to Liverpool don't make Liverpool their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Liverpool are London, Edinburgh or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Liverpool to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I purchase tickets from Manchester to Liverpool online for 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 $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $4 (€4) one way on average.

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.