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About Liverpool

Although Liverpool is only England's 10th largest city, its fame ballooned as the birthplace of the world's biggest rock band: The Beatles. Visiting Liverpool would not be complete without a trip to the iconic Beatles Statue, located near the port, followed by a visit to The Beatles Story museum, where visitors can immerse themselves in the band's rise to fame.

To explore some of Liverpool's older history, the Merseyside Maritime Museum provides fascinating exhibits on the city's great port-town past, including exhibitions on the Titanic as well as the Battle of the Atlantic. Football fanatics should check out the world-famous Anfield Stadium, where regular tours help visitors revel in the history and glory of this iconic football club.

Traveling to Liverpool is easy thanks to several rail providers, which facilitate travel around the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Liverpool also has two significant bus terminals for access via coach and an international airport for those traveling from further afield.

What bus companies travel to Liverpool, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Liverpool is accessible by bus from 52 other cities. You can choose from 538 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Liverpool on Wanderu. Arriva North West Ltd usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Liverpool are also available.

Bus companies serving Liverpool

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express1145h 40m$27.92
Megabus375h 51m$31.00
FlixBus299h 27m$31.84
Arriva North West Ltd40h 45m$5.61
  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Liverpool?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Liverpool by bus with National Express giving them a 4.2 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that National Express had the most comfortable bus service to Liverpool taking into account the seats and amenities that National Express offers. They rate National Express a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Liverpool punctually, travelers suggest that National Express has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Liverpool, rating them a 4.3 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$3.14 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Liverpool, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Liverpool. In the last month, buses from Stoke-on-Trent to Liverpool had the lowest average price at $5.80. The bus from Birmingham to Liverpool also tends to start at relatively low prices.

The busiest bus station in Liverpool is Canning Place. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Liverpool are:

  • Canning Place
  • ONE Coach Station
  • Edge Lane Drive Bus Stop
The closest airport to Liverpool is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL), it is located 7.8 miles from the city center of Liverpool.
Liverpool is the most popular bus destination in Liverpool. It also ranks number 100 in United Kingdom. Liverpool has the most bus connections in the region. There are 72 bus schedules arriving in Liverpool each day.
The population of Liverpool is 864122. Liverpool ranks number 1 in terms of population in Liverpool and number 19 in all of United Kingdom.
Bus tickets to Liverpool range from $3 for a short trip to Liverpool, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Liverpool starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Liverpool can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $3.
Taking a bus to Liverpool is very popular for those traveling on their vacation. The flexible luggage policies that bus travel affords, convenient arrival stations and of course the great deals available make taking the bus to Liverpool a great option when planning your next vacation.
The closest bus station to the city center of Liverpool is Canning Place, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Canning Place as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Liverpool. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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