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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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Train  •  39m

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

£8 - £17

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Rideshare  •  54m

  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 / ...

£10 - £13

Taxi  •  41m

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

£95 - £120

Drive  •  41m

  1. Drive from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester 35.1 miles

£5 - £9

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

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester is to train which costs £8 - £17 and takes 39m.

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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 hourly, 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 34m.

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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 39m and costs £8 - £17.

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The train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria takes 34m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Liverpool Central Station to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at 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 39m and costs £8 - £17. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £13 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: 39m

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester hourly. Tickets cost £10 - £14 and the journey takes 34m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester hourly. Tickets cost £10 - £13 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
34m
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 Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
eastmidlandstrains.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
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £13
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National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester
Ave. Duration
41m
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.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 41m to drive from Liverpool Central Station to Manchester.

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There are 1030+ hotels available in Manchester. Prices start at £55 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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