Liverpool Lime Street Station concourse with a glass roof and passengers stood and sat down waiting near platforms

Manchester to Liverpool Train Tickets

Book Cheap Train Tickets From Manchester to Liverpool

Manchester and Liverpool are well worth visiting if you are visiting the UK. It is easy to fit both cities into your trip, with the shortest travel time for trains from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Liverpool Lime Street Station being just 34 minutes, with East Midlands Railway and Transpennine Express train companies running direct trains without a connection. When you travel to Liverpool Lime Street there are plenty of attractions to explore in the city centre, whether it be Liverpool Cathedral, Royal Albert Dock, or The Beatles Story Museum. If you are taking trains to Liverpool Lime Street from other train stations, such as Manchester Victoria Station or Oxford Road Station, there are also direct trains operated by East Midlands Railway, Northern Rail, and Transpennine Express. If you want to take earlier trains, the first train from Manchester leaves at 03:54, and for later trains, the last train from Manchester to Liverpool leaves at 00:10. Trains to Liverpool cover a distance of 31 miles / 50 Kilometers.

Find Liverpool train information and search for your ticket to Liverpool Lime Street from Manchester Piccadilly using our booking engine. Book in advance and split your fare with us to get the cheapest tickets.

Traveling From Manchester to Liverpool by Train

Departure Station

Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Manchester Oxford Road

Arrival Station

Liverpool Lime Street


31 Miles / 50 Kilometres

First Train


Last Train


Fastest Journey Time

34 Minutes

Avg. Journey Time

55 Minutes


88 Trains per day


East Midlands Railway, Northern Rail, Transpennine Express

Manchester to Liverpool Train Routes

Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street are on the West Coast Mainline route. Trains from Manchester can be taken to visit other popular cities on the West Coast Mainline, whether on holidays or at weekends. Destinations include Glasgow, the Lake District, and London. Visit our destination pages for tips on how to find the best deals for your journey.

Train Companies

East Midlands Railway

East Midlands Railway runs regular services from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street, stopping at Warrington and Liverpool South Parkway. Trains to Liverpool leave every hour, and the service from Manchester to Oxford takes around 48 minutes.


Northern operates a service from Deansgate G-Mex to Liverpool Lime Street, trains stop at local stations so the service to Liverpool takes around 53 minutes.

Transpennine Express

Transpennine Express runs the fastest services to Liverpool. Trains can arrive in Liverpool city in just 34 Minutes. You can book standard tickets, but if you would prefer to sit in more comfortable seating and take your journey in luxury, you can book a first-class ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ride from Manchester to Liverpool?

The price of a train ride from Manchester to Liverpool can vary. To get the cheapest tickets for your trip, it is worth booking in advance and splitting your ticket with us.

How long is a train journey from Manchester to Liverpool?

The quickest journey from Manchester to Liverpool takes just 34 minutes, but some trains that visit local stations on the route can take longer.

Can I take a train from Manchester to Liverpool?

There is a regular service from Manchester to Liverpool, with 88 trains running daily. Taking the train tends to be quicker than taking the bus.

What is the best way to travel from Manchester to Liverpool?

The best way to travel from Manchester to Liverpool is by train, which has a quicker journey time and is a more comfortable journey than taking the bus.

Which trains go from Manchester to Liverpool?

East Midlands Railway, Northern, and Transpennine Express run a regular service from Manchester to Liverpool.

Is there a direct train from Manchester to Liverpool?

There is a direct service from Manchester to Liverpool running from several Manchester stations.

What are the Manchester to Liverpool train times and schedule?

The first service from Manchester to Liverpool leaves at 03:54, and the last leaves at 00:10. Using our booking engine, you can find train tickets and view the train times and schedule.

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