Liverpool docks at night

Manchester to Liverpool coaches

From £3 one-way

Duration: 1 hour 10 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 5 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).


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Coach from Manchester to Liverpool in 1 hour 10 minutes (fastest)

Our coaches travel direct from Manchester Coach Station to Liverpool One Coach Station once a day, with the journey taking just 1 hour 10 mins (approx).

With reliable services, and one-way travel from £3 one-way*, you can travel with confidence once again. Plus, with our Coachcards, you can save 1/3 on our Standard and Fully flexible fares all year round too!

Manchester to Liverpool journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 10 mins
Cheapest price From £3 *
Distance (approx) 49km
No. of stops 0 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 8:35am/20:50pm

Our Manchester to Liverpool services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

170 coach towards Liverpool

Our 170 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester Airport
  • Liverpool (Edge Lane Drive)
  • Liverpool (Edge Lane)
  • Liverpool (Botanic Park)
  • University of Liverpool
  • Liverpool One Bus Station

175 coach towards Llandudno

Our 175 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Liverpool (Edge Lane Drive)
  • Liverpool One Bus Station

Manchester to Liverpool route map

Departing from Manchester Coach Station, calling at Manchester Airport

Getting to Manchester Coach Station for your journey couldn't be easier with a dedicated taxi rank, a city-wide tram service, and the Metroshuttle, which ferries you for free between the cities' rail stations all available.

You'll then be able to enjoy a host of facilities at the station to keep you comfortable before you leave for Liverpool.

Find out more about our Manchester Central Coach Station facilities.

Arriving at Liverpool ONE Bus Station

Coaches from London arrive in Liverpool at Liverpool ONE, the city centre shopping complex. The coach station is also the city's central bus station, with regular, city-wide transport links.

A taxi rank is based on nearby North John Street, and the station itself has many facilities.

Take a look at our Liverpool One coach station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Manchester to Liverpool?

The first coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 8.35am, arriving at Liverpool One Bus Station at 10.05am.

When is the last coach from Manchester to Liverpool?

The last coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 20.50pm, arriving at Liverpool One Bus Station at 22.20pm.

How much is the coach from Manchester to Liverpool?

A one-way journey from Manchester to Liverpool is available from £3*.

How long does the coach take from Manchester to Liverpool?

Coach journeys from Manchester to Liverpool take on average 1 hr 30 mins. However, our fastest coach can arrive in 1 hr 10 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Manchester to Liverpool?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 8 March 2023 for travel between 8 March 2023 and 6 July 2023.

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