There are 5 ways to get from Liverpool to Burnley by train, bus or car

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Train TransPennine Express  •  1 h 59 min

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

$23 - $33

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Bus National Express  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) to Burnley, Mechanics Institute (Manchester Road/Yorke Street) X43

$17 - $20

3 alternative options

Train via Wigan Wallgate  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Burnley Manchester Road

$22 - $33

Bus Stagecoach in Lancashire  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 28) to Burnley, St James Street (Bethesda Street) 152

$22

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Burnley 52.8 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Burnley is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Burnley is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Burnley. However, there are services departing from Liverpool University and arriving at Burnley, Mechanics Institute (Manchester Road/Yorke Street) via Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Burnley. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Burnley Manchester Road via Manchester Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Burnley is 40 miles. The road distance is 52.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Burnley without a car is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £17 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Liverpool to Burnley, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Burnley bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Liverpool University station.

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Liverpool to Burnley train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Burnley is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £17 - £26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £16 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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Liverpool to Burnley bus services, operated by The Burnley Bus Company, arrive at Burnley, Mechanics Institute (Manchester Road/Yorke Street) station.

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Liverpool to Burnley train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Burnley Manchester Road station.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Burnley.
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  • Distance: 40.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Burnley, England?

You can take a train from Liverpool to Burnley via Manchester Victoria in around 1 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Burnley via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) in around 2 h 27 min.

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
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Burnley Manchester Road
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan Wallgate to Burnley Manchester Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
The Burnley Bus Company
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) to Burnley, Mechanics Institute (Manchester Road/Yorke Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.com
The Blackburn Bus Compan
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 28) to Burnley, St James Street (Bethesda Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk

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