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

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Train

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Manchester to Liverpool

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Shudehill Interchange to Liverpool One

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Manchester to Liverpool

Drive

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

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Liverpool is to train which costs £12 - £25 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Shudehill Interchange and arriving at Liverpool One. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Victoria and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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It is 31 miles from Manchester to Liverpool. It is approximately 34.6 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 38 min and costs £12 - £25.

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The train from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street takes 38 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Manchester to Liverpool bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Manchester Shudehill Interchange station.

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Manchester to Liverpool train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, depart from Manchester Victoria station.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Liverpool is to train which takes 38 min and costs £12 - £25. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 1h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 31 miles
  • Duration: 38 min

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

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street hourly. Tickets cost £14 - £23 and the journey takes 38 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Manchester Shudehill Interchange to Liverpool One once daily. Tickets cost £7 - £12 and the journey takes 1h 10m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£16 - £25
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Manchester Shudehill Interchange to Liverpool One
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £12
Website
Megabus UK
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 Manchester to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Manchester to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
£75 - £95
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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Manchester to Liverpool bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Liverpool One station.

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Manchester to Liverpool train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Liverpool is 35 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Manchester to Liverpool.

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There are 250+ hotels available in Liverpool. Prices start at £75 per night.

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

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