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Liverpool to Manchester Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration1h 1m
Bus arrives inManchester
Buses depart fromLiverpool
Coach Ticket Price£ 2.55
Distance50 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

Buses From Liverpool To Manchester: Journey Details

Travelling the 50-kilometre route from Liverpool and Manchester is quick and convenient on daily bus services run by the UK's two major provider. National Express operates some 29 services daily with the first departing at 2:30 a.m. Travel time is between 55 minutes and 1 hour and 35 minutes. Services are direct with some calling at several locations around Liverpool and at Manchester Airport. Megabus operates 3 direct services daily, two in the morning and one in the afternoon.



Local Time 11:21
Pound Sterling
Population 395,500
Region North West England
Languages English

How expensive is Manchester?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Manchester costs 22.4% more than in Liverpool.


Prices in Manchester are on average 8.5% higher than in Liverpool.

Public Transport

Public transport in Manchester costs around 17.4% more than in Liverpool.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Manchester is around the same price as in Liverpool.

Taking the Bus from Liverpool

National Express buses leave from their Coach Station on Norton Street some 800 metres from Lime Street Train Station. It’s open 24 hours with tickets sold daily from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Norton Street is some distance from bus stops. Megabus services depart from Brownlow Hill which is close to Liverpool Central Station and the Adelphi Hotel. Many local buses pass this route including numbers 80, 86A, 75, 82, 86 which comes from Liverpool One Bus Station.

Getting into Manchester by Bus

As the self-styled Capital of the North, Manchester displays its long history and cultural and industrial achievements in its fine buildings and many galleries and museums. Manchester is a also a celebrated party town full of pubs, clubs and restaurants, and a shopping destination with few peers. Most famously, it’s home to Old Trafford, a place of pilgrimage for soccer fans from far and wide. National Express coaches arrive at Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station. Centrally located, it’s convenient for Manchester Piccadilly Train station, while nearby Piccadilly Gardens bus station is the hub for local bus services. Megabus buses from Liverpool to Manchester terminate at Shudehill Interchange in the City Zone. From here, passengers can take trams to local destinations such as Bury, Ashton, Rochdale and Piccadilly, or buses run by First Greater Manchester and Arriva North West.

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