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Liverpool to Manchester

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1 suggested route to go from Liverpool to Manchester by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Liverpool to Manchester ?

Trip Liverpool Manchester

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance31 mi
Direct lineYes

Manchester is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Liverpool to Manchester transport offers? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Thanks to your multimodal search engine Vivanoda, you'll find on the same site all fares for buses, carpooling and trains to get to Manchester. You just have to specify the departure date to Manchester then let Vivanoda search for you. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

You'll mainly use the trains, carpooling and buses of MegaBus, Blablacar, National Express, Northern Rail, First TransPennine Express or East Midlands Trains to reach Manchester.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Liverpool to Manchester bus

This coach route is operated without any change between Liverpool to Manchester

Going by bus from Liverpool to Manchester may not be so obvious to you. To encourage you to take the bus to Manchester, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • Very low prices! On the Liverpool Manchester line, carrier fares are often unbeatable compared to other modes of transport: carpooling or train.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Liverpool Manchester is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • During the summer, forget the heat wave thanks to the air-conditioning almost all of the Liverpool Manchester coaches are equipped with.
  • The modern buses that you take from Liverpool to Manchester are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

Which coach companies to travel between Liverpool and Manchester?

The coach route Liverpool Manchester is operated without changes by the bus companies National Express and MegaBus.

National Express Liverpool ManchesterMegaBus Liverpool Manchester

Bus stops in Liverpool

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Liverpool at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. In general, the destination 'Manchester' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Liverpool

Arrival bus stations in Manchester

In Manchester, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Manchester

Train Liverpool to Manchester

Is Liverpool connected to Manchester with a direct train?

Yes, it is possible to go from Liverpool to Manchester by train without making any changes. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Liverpool-Manchester train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Liverpool Manchester

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Liverpool and Manchester with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Liverpool Manchester railways companies

The railways East Midlands Trains, First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Manchester.
East Midlands Trains Liverpool ManchesterFirst TransPennine Express Liverpool ManchesterNorthern Rail Liverpool Manchester

Railway stations from Liverpool

  • Liverpool Lime Street

Railway stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Carpool from Liverpool to Manchester

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Liverpool-Manchester with other travellers looking for the same route. Instead of driving alone the car from Liverpool to Manchester, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Liverpool-Manchester rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in Manchester!

Before you book your Liverpool-Manchester ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

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