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Distance to city centre
88% less than flights
Distance to city centre
80% less than flights
The rail from Liverpool to Manchester is quite a scenic route, as it passes through a few woodland areas while travelling from Liverpool to Manchester. The journey will start beside the famous Mersey river before it quickly leaves the city behind and passes through the Stedt Moers Park. Next, you will run beside the Whiston Woods, which are surrounded by fields before the train from Liverpool to Manchester runs between Sherdley Park and the Sutton Manor Woodland. The train will pass over the small Sankey Brook, which sometimes has boats on it, then runs past the Willow Park and Newton Lake. As it approaches Manchester, the train will run alongside the Manchester Ship Canal and the Quays, where you can see plenty of boats and ships transporting goods. Finally, just before the train stops in Manchester, it will cross over the River Irwell, giving you a chance to see how the city was built up around the river.
Liverpool train station offers plenty of services and amenities to use while you are waiting for your train from Liverpool to Manchester. The station has public WiFi that you can use while waiting for your train, and there are post boxes where you can send a last-minute letter before travelling. There is plenty of seating available and vending machines where you can grab a bite to eat while you wait. There are ticket machines where you can get your train tickets from Liverpool to Manchester, cashpoints to withdraw some cash, and there are baby changing rooms, should you need to take care of a little one before the journey starts. If you need assistance due to reduced mobility or disabilities, there are wheelchairs available, and there are ramps and step free zones to make the station more accessible.
You do not need to use a passport to travel from Liverpool to Manchester as both cities are within the borders of England and the United Kingdom. While it is not necessary to use or bring a passport, we do recommend that you bring some type of proof of identity, just in case you need it. You may need it if there are any problems with ticket reservations, or the booking process of buying tickets from Liverpool to Manchester. You could bring another identity card, such as a driving licence as it will have your name, address and a photo.
To get from Manchester train station to Manchester city centre, you will find that there quite a few options to choose from. If you arrive into Manchester Victoria station then you will find that you are already at the city centre, and can walk there or catch a very short taxi if necessary. If you arrive into Manchester Piccadilly, then you can always grab the X43 bus to the city centre, and the journey is quite fast and not very expensive. The bus takes about the same amount of time as walking, and so If you do not have too much luggage, and do not have reduced mobility or a disability, then walking is a good option. If you do require assistance to travel, due to reduced mobility or disability, or if you simply have a lot of luggage, then you can always jump in a taxi that will get you there very quickly. It is more expensive but it is also the fastest way to travel from the train station to the city centre. There is even a train that runs from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Victoria and it takes only a few moments to get there.
See available tickets from Liverpool to Manchester for this week that start at £4 one-way.
The quickest train available from Liverpool will take 0h 40m to arrive in Manchester. Travel time can vary by 0h 08m, so prioritise direct options for the quickest arrival. Consider Train for the quickest available option to your destination.
There are many trains travelling between Liverpool and Manchester which are Train and AccesRail. The cheapest Train is what we have recently available with prices starting at £22 for a return ticket.
To save time, the fastest way to travel is by bus from Liverpool to Manchester on National Express. Expect the length of time you’ll spend onboard National Express to be about 0h 40m compared to taking a flight from Liverpool to Manchester or a train from Liverpool to Manchester which have been found to be slower alternatives.
A bus from Liverpool to Manchester is currently going to be the least expensive option currently available. You can also find deals for a flight from Liverpool to Manchester starting at £52, or consider a train from Liverpool to Manchester starting at £21. Both of these alternative options are worth considering when looking to reach your destination.
Liverpool J. Lennon and Manchester are 31.4 mi apart from one another, but the actual distance by train depends on the route taken. 0h 40m is a normal train duration for this route.
The carbon footprint of taking the train from Liverpool J. Lennon to Manchester is about 11lb. Carbon emissions for flights between these two cities are around 57lb. A bus for this journey would also have lower emissions than flying, with a carbon footprint of around 7lb.