How to travel from Manchester to Liverpool

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from Manchester to Liverpool

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

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To get from Manchester to Liverpool on Wed Jun 23 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) we recommend taking a train because it's the best combination of price and speed.

08:09AMManchester Piccadilly0h57 09:06AMLiverpool Lime Street
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$41One-way
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08:09AMManchester Piccadilly0h57 09:06AMLiverpool Lime Street
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$41One-way
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08:23AMManchester Piccadilly1h02 09:25AMLiverpool Lime Street
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$51One-way
08:22AMManchester Victoria0h40 09:02AMLiverpool Lime Street
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$111One-way
08:15AMManchester Oxford Road1h09 09:24AMLiverpool Lime Street
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$71One-way

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$4Northern Rail
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$10National Express
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$4Northern Rail
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$4Northern Rail
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$4Northern Rail
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$4Northern Rail
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$4Northern Rail
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$4Northern Rail
$10National Express
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$4First Transpennine Express
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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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Travel 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 do I get from Manchester to Liverpool?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Liverpool from Manchester. You can take a bus or train.

How far is Liverpool from Manchester?

You should expect to travel around 30 miles (49 km) between Manchester and Liverpool.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Manchester to Liverpool?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Liverpool at Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in 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 travel from Manchester to Liverpool by bus with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $6 (€5) with Megabus from Manchester to Liverpool.
  • You can go to Liverpool from Manchester by train with Northern Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for $5 (€4) with Northern Rail from Manchester to Liverpool on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to Liverpool?

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

  • You can find direct buses to take to Liverpool with Megabus.
  • You can find direct trains to take to Liverpool with Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains.

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 trip.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Manchester to Liverpool?
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Liverpool often also extend their vacation to go to London, Edinburgh or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Liverpool and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I purchase 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 $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $5 (€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.

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

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 about $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $6 (€5) for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Liverpool?

The fastest way from Manchester to Liverpool is by train with an average journey time of 40 min.

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

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

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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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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.