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Liverpool docks at night

Manchester to Liverpool coaches

From £6 one-way

Duration: 1 hour 10 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 1 service 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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Route temporarily suspended

We are currently operating a reduced network and, unfortunately, are not running services on this route at the moment.

Please use our interactive Route Map to see which stops we are serving and how they connect. We are continuing to review our timetables and will add more routes and stops as travel needs increase.

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

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 £6 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!

Please note: We are currently running a reduced network, with plans to add to it regularly as demand grows. Because of this, the information on this page may differ depending on your travel dates and any regional restrictions.

For the most up to date information on active services and more, please visit our Route Map page or our timetables page.

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 Shopping Centre

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.

Manchester to Liverpool route stops

Popular stops are listed below. Please use the journey planner above to plan your trip.
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Manchester Airport
  • Liverpool One Bus Station

Routes to Liverpool

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We have made a host of changes to the way we travel in order to keep our customers and staff safe, from enhanced cleaning to mandatory face coverings.

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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 17th May 2021 for travel between 17 May and 13 Sep 2021

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