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There are 4 ways to get from Nelson to Liverpool by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the train from Nelson to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street

$20 - $33

3 alternative options

Bus, line 592 bus, train  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Nelson, Seldon Street to Burnley, Bus Station M4
  2. Take the line 592 bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Todmorden, Bus Station 592 / ...
  3. Take the train from Todmorden to Manchester Victoria
  4. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street

$22 - $32

Bus  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Nelson to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill National Express

$27 - $35

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Nelson to Liverpool 56.6 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Nelson to Liverpool is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Nelson to Liverpool is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nelson to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Nelson and arriving at University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nelson to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Nelson and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 36m.

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The distance between Nelson and Liverpool is 43 miles. The road distance is 56.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Nelson to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs £15 - £25.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Nelson to Liverpool, including transfers.

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

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Nelson to Liverpool train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Nelson station.

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The best way to get from Nelson to Liverpool is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs £15 - £25. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £28 and takes 3h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Nelson to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 43.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 36m

What companies run services between Nelson, Lancashire, England and Liverpool, England?

You can take a train from Nelson to Liverpool via Preston in around 2h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nelson to Liverpool via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 3h 49m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nelson to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Todmorden to Manchester Victoria
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $7
Off-Peak Day Single
$7 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Train from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
36m
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
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 Nelson to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
National Express

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Nelson to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill station.

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Nelson to Liverpool train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelson to Liverpool is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Nelson to Liverpool.

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