There are 5 ways to get from Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 395 bus, train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 395 bus from Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 5) to Wigan, Wallgate Stn (Takeaway) 395 / ...
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Manchester Oxford Road

$13 - $18

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Line 395 bus, line 600 bus, bus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 395 bus from Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 5) to Wigan, Wallgate Stn (Takeaway) 395 / ...
  2. Take the line 600 bus from Wigan, North Western Station (Rail Station) to Leigh Bus Station 600 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Leigh Bus Station to Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary (M.R.I.) V1

$15 - $18

Line 395 bus, line 33 bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 395 bus from Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 5) to Wigan, Crawford St 395 / ...
  2. Take the line 33 bus from Wigan, Wallgate to Manchester City Centre, Chinatown (Dawsons) 33

$15 - $16

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester 32.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester 32.1 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 5) and arriving at Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52) via Wigan, North Western Station (Rail Station), Leigh Bus Station and Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary (M.R.I.). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Skelmersdale and Greater Manchester is 23 miles. The road distance is 32.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester without a car is to line 395 bus and train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester, including transfers.

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Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by Arriva Merseyside, depart from Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 5) station.

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Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by First, arrive at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary (M.R.I.) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester is 32 miles. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester.

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Map of how to get from Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester.
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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

What companies run services between Skelmersdale, England and Greater Manchester, England?

You can take a bus from Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester via Wigan, Wallgate Stn (Takeaway), Wigan, North Western Station (Rail Station), Leigh Bus Station, and Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary (M.R.I.) in around 2 h 52 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 5) to Wigan, Wallgate Stn (Takeaway)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 5) to Wigan, Crawford St
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Wigan, North Western Station (Rail Station) to Leigh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Wigan, Wallgate to Manchester City Centre, Chinatown (Dawsons)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
diamondbuses.com
Other operators
Taxi from Skelmersdale to Greater Manchester
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915
New City Taxis
Phone
+44 1772 824000
Website
newcityviptaxis.com
Ace Ringway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1772 200200
Website
ace-ringwaytaxis.co.uk

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