Liverpool to Manchester

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Thu 22 Feb

09:17 09:59
£3
00:42 hrs

Thu 22 Feb

21:15 22:20
£3
01:05 hrs

Fri 23 Feb

09:17 09:59
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Fri 23 Feb

21:15 22:20
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Sat 24 Feb

08:17 08:59
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General Information About the Journey from Liverpool to Manchester

Liverpool and Manchester are two of North England's most visited cities. Less than 55 kilometres apart, the most convenient methods of travel between these two cities are train or bus. The quickest is to travel by train, with direct journeys from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria taking around half an hour, while buses generally take just under an hour.

Return journeys from Manchester to Liverpool are also available.

What companies travel from Liverpool to Manchester

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board National Express buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on National Express buses?

    No, one child under 3 years old may travel for free when accompanied by a paying passenger 16+ years old. Any additional children under the age of 16 must purchase a child's ticket. Passengers under the age of 16 travelling on a child's ticket must be able to produce an official piece of identification bearing their photograph and date of birth.


    Check-in is required for international Eurolines buses travelling from London's Victoria Coach Station or Dover's Eurolines Travel Centre 1 hour before departure. No check-in is required for any other National Express bus routes; however, arriving at least 10 minutes before departure is strongly recommended.


    National Express offers Peak, Off-Peak, Child, and Restricted fares. National Express also offers special rates for groups (4-9 people) and passengers travelling to the airport.


    Economy single


    Ticket is valid for a single journey on any weekdays except Fridays and Sundays throughout the year or other standard fare days. Ticket must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    On The Day Single


    Valid where ticket is purchased on the day of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    Standard single


    Travel is available on any day throughout the year. Tickets must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


What's on board First Transpennine Express trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on First Transpennine Express trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on First Transpennine Express trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for First Transpennine Express trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on First Transpennine Express trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    First Transpennine Express offers Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance, Plusbus, and Season fares. First Transpennine Express also offers First Class and Standard Class tickets.


    Advance


    Valid on the time and date shown on ticket.


    Advance 1st Single


    Seat reservations are required.


    This ticket is valid for the date and time shown on your reservation. Please note that not all trains offer first class facilities and this fare does not guarantee that first class accommodation will be available on all legs of the journey for which it is purchased. Ticket is subject to availability.


    Anytime


    No Seat Reservations


    Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Valid for off peak trains, times, and routes on the date shown on the ticket. First class facilities cannot be guaranteed without a reservation for all journey legs, please check availability before you book.


    Super Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Anytime


    Outward or Single: Valid for travel any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Return: Valid for travel any time shown on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy.


    1st Class


    Can be used on any train at any time on the date and route shown on the ticket. Please note, not all trains offer first class facilities and this ticket does not guarantee their availability on the service you travel on.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


What's on board Northern Rail trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Northern Rail trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Northern Rail trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Northern Rail trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on Northern Rail trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Northern Rail offers Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance, Plusbus, and Season fares. Northern Rail also offers First Class and Standard Class tickets.


    Advance


    Valid on the time and date shown on ticket.


    Advance 1st Single


    Seat reservations are required.


    This ticket is valid for the date and time shown on your reservation. Please note that not all trains offer first class facilities and this fare does not guarantee that first class accommodation will be available on all legs of the journey for which it is purchased. Ticket is subject to availability.


    Anytime


    No Seat Reservations


    Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Valid for off peak trains, times, and routes on the date shown on the ticket. First class facilities cannot be guaranteed without a reservation for all journey legs, please check availability before you book.


    Super Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Anytime


    Outward or Single: Valid for travel any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Return: Valid for travel any time shown on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy.


    1st Class


    Can be used on any train at any time on the date and route shown on the ticket. Please note, not all trains offer first class facilities and this ticket does not guarantee their availability on the service you travel on.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


What's on board East Midlands Trains trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on East Midlands Trains trains?

    East Midlands Trains offers Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance, Plusbus, and Season fares. East Midlands Trains also offers First Class and Standard Class tickets.


    Advance


    Valid on the time and date shown on ticket.


    Advance 1st Single


    Seat reservations are required.


    This ticket is valid for the date and time shown on your reservation. Please note that not all trains offer first class facilities and this fare does not guarantee that first class accommodation will be available on all legs of the journey for which it is purchased. Ticket is subject to availability.


    Anytime


    No Seat Reservations


    Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Valid for off peak trains, times, and routes on the date shown on the ticket. First class facilities cannot be guaranteed without a reservation for all journey legs, please check availability before you book.


    Super Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Anytime


    Outward or Single: Valid for travel any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Return: Valid for travel any time shown on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy.


    1st Class


    Can be used on any train at any time on the date and route shown on the ticket. Please note, not all trains offer first class facilities and this ticket does not guarantee their availability on the service you travel on.


    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on East Midlands trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for East Midlands trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on East Midlands Trains trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


Buses from Liverpool to Manchester

Buses to Manchester depart from Liverpool Coach Station on Norton Street and arrive at Manchester's Central Coach Station on Chorlton Street. Bus services are primarily provided by National Express and Megabus. Shuttle buses by Terravision also operate between Liverpool's Lennon Airport and Manchester's city centre. Buses depart Liverpool's main bus station up to four times an hour during busy periods, and services are less frequent during the early hours of the morning. Buses from Liverpool can depart from several locations, typically Liverpool Lime Street or Liverpool Coach Station. Services are direct to Manchester with journeys taking between 55 minutes and 1 hour 20 minutes depending on route.

Trains from Liverpool to Manchester

Journeys by train take as little as 33 minutes on selected routes. Direct rail services to Manchester from Liverpool depart from Liverpool Lime Street and can arrive at two principle stations: Oxford Road and Victoria. You can also get indirect services to Manchester Piccadilly and other local stations. Services are provided by a number of rail companies including First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail who offer the most frequent services. Departures are available up to 8 times an hour during busy travel periods, though services are less frequent during the early hours of the morning.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about Manchester Piccadilly train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147

This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

Everything you need to know about Manchester (Coach Station) bus station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.

This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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