There are 4 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 395 bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. 395 / ...

$11 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus, line 658 bus, line 395 bus  •  2 h 43 min

  1. V1
  2. 658
  3. 395 / ...

$13 - $17

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. 32 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  35 min

  1. 32 miles

$6 - $10

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/Dickinson St (Hotel), Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Art Gallery (Property 14), Leigh, Bus Station Access (Spinning Jenny Way), Leigh Bus Station, Wigan, King St West/Wallgate (Takeaway), and Wigan, Wallgate/North Western Stn (Rail Station) in around 2 h 43 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Wigan, Wallgate/North Western Stn (Rail Station) to Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 3)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Leigh Bus Station to Wigan, King St West/Wallgate (Takeaway)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Greater Manchester and Skelmersdale is 37 km. The road distance is 51 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd and arriving at Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 3) via Manchester City Centre, Princess St/Art Gallery (Property 14), Leigh Bus Station and Wigan, Wallgate/North Western Stn (Rail Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from Greater Manchester to Skelmersdale, including transfers.