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Manchester to Liverpool Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration1h 5m
Bus arrives inLiverpool
Buses depart fromManchester
Coach Ticket Price£ 2.60
Distance50 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

Buses from Manchester to Liverpool: Journey Details

Liverpool lies just 50 kilometres east of Manchester and passengers can make the journey between them in just one hour by taking the regular bus services. National Express operates around 30 daily departures throughout the day with the first setting off at 12:30 a.m and the last at 11:00 p.m. All services are direct with some buses calling at Salford, and Edge Lane Drive, Old Swan, Botanic Park, and West Derby Street in Liverpool. Others stop at Manchester Airport. Megabus offers 3 daily direct non-stop services with the first leaving at 3:50 a.m. and the last at 10:10 p.m.



Local Time 01:50
£ Pounds Sterling
Population 468,900
Region North West England
Languages English

How expensive is Liverpool?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Liverpool costs 18.3% less than in Manchester.


Prices in Liverpool are on average 7.8% lower than in Manchester.

Public Transport

Public transport in Liverpool costs around 14.8% less than in Manchester.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Liverpool is about 0.8% less expensive than in Manchester.

Taking the Bus from Manchester

National Express buses from Manchester to Liverpool depart from Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station. Passengers can reach the station via buses X40, X41 and X43 which stop just outside as does the Metroshuttle service 1 operated by Stagecoach Manchester. Many other buses call at nearby Portland Street. Piccadilly Gardens, a major bus and tram hub, is a short walk away as is Piccadilly railway station. Megabus services leave from Shudehill Interchange in the City Zone which is well-served by bus and tram routes.

Getting into Liverpool by Bus

Today’s Liverpool is a handsome city which proudly celebrates its nautical heritage through the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the gracious buildings known as the "Three Graces" that stand on the waterfront. Visitors can enjoy fine cultural offerings at theatres and galleries, explore the lives of the city’s most famous sons, The Beatles, and visit Anfield, home of Liverpool FC. National Express buses from Manchester arrive at its coach station on Norton Street. Passengers can catch local buses for onward travel. Megabus services arrive at the Liverpool One Bus Station. Located in Canning Place, it’s convenient for onward bus services operated by Arriva.

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