There are 6 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 395 bus  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the line 395 bus from Wigan, North Western Stn (Rail Station) to Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 3) 395 / ...

$11 - $17

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Line 101 bus, train, line 313 bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ) 101 / ...
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Wigan North Western
  3. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Parbold
  4. Take the line 313 bus from Parbold, Shops to Birch Green, Hallcroft 313

$15 - $22

Bus, line 658 bus, line 395 bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery to Leigh, Bus Station Access (Spinning Jenny Way) V1
  2. Take the line 658 bus from Leigh Bus Station to Wigan, Wallgate 658
  3. Take the line 395 bus from Wigan, North Western Stn (Rail Station) to Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 3) 395 / ...

$13 - $17

Line 33 bus, line 395 bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 33 bus from Piccadilly Gardens (Plaza) to Wigan, Dorning St 33
  2. Take the line 395 bus from Wigan, North Western Stn (Rail Station) to Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 3) 395 / ...

$13 - $15

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale 32 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale 32 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 3) via Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery, Leigh Bus Station and Wigan, North Western Stn (Rail Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Skelmersdale is 23 miles. The road distance is 32 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale without a car is to train and line 395 bus which takes 1 h 46 min and costs £8 - £13.

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It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale bus services, operated by First, depart from Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery station.

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Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale bus services, operated by Arriva Merseyside, arrive at Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 3) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale is 32 miles. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale.

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There are 699+ hotels available in Skelmersdale. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale.
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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 46 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Skelmersdale, England?

You can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn), Manchester City Centre, Art Gallery, Leigh, Bus Station Access (Spinning Jenny Way), Leigh Bus Station, Wigan, Wallgate, and Wigan, North Western Stn (Rail Station) in around 2 h 34 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan Wallgate to Parbold
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Wigan, North Western Stn (Rail Station) to Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 3)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park (Old Bus Depot) to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ)
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Leigh Bus Station to Wigan, Wallgate
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Parbold, Shops to Birch Green, Hallcroft
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Piccadilly Gardens (Plaza) to Wigan, Dorning St
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
diamondbuses.com
Other operators
Taxi from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk

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