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There are 5 ways to get from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  40 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria

£10 - £21

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Liverpool to Manchester 33.5 miles

£4

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the bus from LIVERPOOL One Bus Station, Canning Place to MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

£4 - £7

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester 35.1 miles

£75 - £95

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester 35.1 miles

£6 - £9

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester is to rideshare which costs £4 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester is to train which costs £10 - £21 and takes 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from LIVERPOOL One Bus Station, Canning Place station and arriving at MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Manchester Victoria. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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The distance between Liverpool Central Station and Manchester is 31 miles. The road distance is 35.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 40 min and costs £10 - £21.

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The train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria takes 35 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Liverpool Central Station to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from LIVERPOOL One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Liverpool Central Station to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester is to train which takes 40 min and costs £10 - £21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 31.2 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

What companies run services between Liverpool Central Station, England and Manchester, England?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria hourly. Tickets cost £10 - £14 and the journey takes 35 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from LIVERPOOL One Bus Station, Canning Place to MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St every 4 hours. Tickets cost £4 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 10m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £14
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from LIVERPOOL One Bus Station, Canning Place to MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Liverpool to Manchester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
£75 - £95
Taxi-One
Phone
+44 793 907 6842
Website
taxi-one.co.uk
Taxi Traders Northwest
Phone
+44 151 260 6000
Radio Cars Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 321 3333
Website
radiocarsliverpool.com
Liverpool City Region Taxis
Phone
+44 151 345 6050
Website
lcrtaxis.co.uk
Delta Taxis
Phone
+44 151 922 7373
Website
deltataxis.net
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Alpha Taxis
Phone
+44 151 722 8888
Website
alpha-taxi.co.uk

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Liverpool Central Station to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Liverpool Central Station to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Manchester Victoria station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool Central Station to Manchester is 35 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester.

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There are 1094+ hotels available in Manchester. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Liverpool Central Station and Manchester. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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