Cheap bus travel from Manchester to Liverpool | megabus

Manchester to Liverpool – your essential guide

Take a coach to Liverpool and you’ll be dropped off in the heart of the action. Whether it’s Liverpool’s music, culture, footie or nightlife you’re here for, you won’t be disappointed. A trip to the city wouldn’t be complete without a ferry ride across the Mersey for an unbeatable view of its UNESCO-listed waterfront. Then pay a visit to The Beatles Story museum to find out how the Fab Four got their start in Liverpool. For all those attractions and more, check out our guide to Liverpool before you arrive.

How long does the bus from Manchester to Liverpool take?

A megabus from Manchester to Liverpool will take just an hour, and there are two departures a day to choose from. While you sit back and relax on your journey you can make the most free WiFi and power sockets to charge your electricals.

Take a look at our onboard facilities page for more on what’s included with your ticket. 


Where does the megabus stop in Manchester and Liverpool?

Your coach will leave Manchester from Shudehill Interchange, between the Northern Quarter and Victoria Coach Station. Its central location makes it easy to get to from Manchester University, Salford University and Manchester Metropolitan University by bus or train.

If you’re spending time in Manchester before you head off to Liverpool, check out our city guide to Manchester. It’s filled with tips on where to shop and sightsee.

Your megabus will arrive at the Liverpool ONE Bus Station right in the city centre. It’s next to Liverpool ONE shopping centre off Paradise Street, which will come in handy if you want to head straight to the tills. There are over 160 stores and restaurants where you can splash the cash, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

You’ll soon find that Liverpool is a really walkable city, so it’s a good idea to grab a map from Liverpool Information Centre at Lime Street Station. Or, just use the GPS on your phone. Don't forget to use our handy city guide to find out what else you can do.

Heading to the University of Liverpool? The main campus is just a 20-minute walk away. Liverpool John Moores University’s City and Mount Pleasant campuses are walkable, too. There are plenty of buses to get you there if you’d rather not lug your bags.

How much do Manchester to Liverpool journeys cost?

megabus tickets from Manchester to Liverpool start from as little as £1 plus a 50p booking fee. Prices and tickets are subject to availability, so please read our terms and conditions for more info.

How can I book tickets from Manchester to Liverpool?

To book cheap tickets to Liverpool with megabus, book now or use the journey planner to find your travel dates, check availability and book online.