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Liverpool to Manchester – your essential guide

Taking the bus from Liverpool to Manchester is a quick and cheap way to make the journey. Discover Manchester’s thriving cultural scene at the Lowry then head to the famous ‘Curry Mile’ for your Jalfrezi fix. Or, give your credit card a workout along Deansgate – you’ll save on travel costs getting to Manchester by coach, after all. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Take a look at our guide to Manchester for more ideas on things to do in the city.

How long does the bus from Liverpool to Manchester take?

The megabus from Liverpool to Manchester runs twice a day, with a journey time of just an hour. So you’ll be in Manchester ready to explore before you know it. Don’t forget to make the most of our onboard facilities in that time, though. Handy extras like free WiFi and power sockets so you can charge your phone will make your coach journey even more enjoyable.

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Where does the megabus stop in Liverpool and Manchester?

Your Liverpool to Manchester bus leaves from Liverpool ONE Bus Station, right in the centre of the city. It’s just off Paradise Street, next to Liverpool ONE shopping centre – perfect for that last-minute shopping trip.

It’s also just a 20-minute walk from the University of Liverpool. If you’re spending some time in Liverpool before you set off for Manchester, take a look at our guide to Liverpool. It’s packed with all the best attractions you won’t want to miss.

Your coach will arrive at Shudehill Interchange in Manchester. It’s in the heart of the city, next to Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Here you’ll find plenty of places to eat and drink before you start exploring. It’s really easy to walk to the major sights – just grab a map from Manchester Tourist Information Centre at 1 Piccadilly Gardens. Partnered with our Manchester city guide, you won't miss a thing!

If you’re heading to the University of Manchester, the University of Salford or Manchester Metropolitan University, there are plenty of buses and trains on hand. The line 8 bus, for example, will get you from the Shudehill Interchange to the University of Salford in just 13 minutes.

Fancy venturing further out? There’s a Metrolink stop at Shudehill, so you can catch a tram into Greater Manchester. Or hop on a train from Victoria Train Station – it’s just next door.

How much do Liverpool to Manchester journeys cost?

megabus tickets from Liverpool to Manchester start as cheap as £1 plus a 50p booking fee. Bear in mind that prices and tickets are subject to availability – read more on our terms and conditions page.

How can I book tickets from Liverpool to Manchester?

Book now is fastest way but you can also use the journey planner on this page to find your travel dates, check availability and book cheap coach travel to Manchester. Our routes book up quickly so don’t delay.