There are 5 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 28m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Formby

£15 - £27

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Bus, line 47 bus  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the bus from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St to LIVERPOOL One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Freshfield, Formby Gardens 47

£7 - £10

3 alternative options

Train via Liverpool Lime Street  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Central to Formby

£14 - £28

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby 43.9 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby 43.9 miles

£7 - £11

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby is to bus and line 47 bus which costs £6 - £11 and takes 2h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station station to Formby. However, there are services departing from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at Freshfield, Formby Gardens via Queen Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby. However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Formby via Liverpool South Parkway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 28m.

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The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and Formby is 35 miles. The road distance is 43.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby without a car is to train which takes 1h 28m and costs £15 - £27.

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It takes approximately 1h 28m to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby, including transfers.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby bus services, operated by National Express, depart from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby.
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  • Distance: 35.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 28m

What companies run services between Manchester Piccadilly Station, England and Formby, England?

You can take a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby via Liverpool South Parkway in around 1h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby via MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St, LIVERPOOL One Bus Station, Canning Place, and Queen Square Bus Station in around 2h 42m.

Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£14 - £21
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £18
Anytime Single
£17 - £25
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £23
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£16 - £23
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Formby
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Liverpool Central to Formby
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
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 MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St to LIVERPOOL One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Arriva Merseyside
Other operators
Taxi from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
STS Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 864 1212
Website
stscars.co.uk
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
MMA Transfers
Phone
+44 161 327 0405
Website
mmatransfers.com
Manchester Taxi Service
Phone
+44 161 270 8701
Website
manchestertaxiservice.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
All United Manchester Taxis
Phone
+44 161 224 2424
Website
all-united.co.uk

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby is to train which takes 1h 28m and costs £15 - £27. Alternatively, you can bus and line 47 bus, which costs £6 - £11 and takes 2h 42m.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby bus services, operated by Arriva Merseyside, arrive at Freshfield, Formby Gardens station.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby train services, operated by Merseyrail Electrics, arrive at Formby station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby is 44 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Formby.

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