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Manchester-Liverpool Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

Manchester to Liverpool bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€5.60
Shortest Duration0h 43m
Trips per day35
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Manchester to Liverpool right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Manchester to Liverpool?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €9.75 was the low point for bus fares from Manchester to Liverpool. Buses from Liverpool to Manchester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €9.75 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 57 minutes to cover the 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Manchester, MAN to Liverpool, LIV. However, the fastest bus only takes 43 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Liverpool at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Manchester?

The first bus leaves at 05:00 and the last bus leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all buses from Manchester to Liverpool, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 35 scheduled buses that travel from Manchester to Liverpool every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Manchester to Liverpool; ticket prices start at €3.46.

What bus companies travel from Manchester to Liverpool?

There is one bus company that operates from Manchester to Liverpool. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express351h 58m€9.75

Where does the bus leave from in Manchester?

Buses to Liverpool leave from multiple locations in Manchester, Manchester. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Coach Station

Where does the bus arrive in Liverpool?

Buses arrive in Liverpool at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Liverpool, Liverpool:

  • Edge Lane
  • BRdgreen Rd
  • Liverpool ONE Coach Station
  • Brownlow Hill
  • Edge Lane

Price trends for buses from Manchester to Liverpool

Monthly average prices


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