Liverpool to Manchester Train Tickets



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See more of what England has to offer by taking a pleasant trip from Liverpool to Manchester by train! Whether you board with Northern, TransPennine Express or East Midlands Trains, you’ll be sure to travel in style as you’re treated to a wide range of friendly services en route. Standard and First Class seating is available on all trains, along with all the comforts you’ll need for a quiet, relaxing commute.

All Manchester-bound trains leave Liverpool from Lime Street Station. Though most are scheduled to arrive in Manchester at Piccadilly Station, some make their stop at Oxford Road instead. With frequent departures each day, you can travel from Liverpool to Manchester by train when it suits you the most!

Manchester is an English city with a rich industrial background – one that can be traced simply by visiting its Museum of Science and Industry. Other points of interest include the Imperial War Museum North, Albert Square and The Lowry, a noted theatre and art exhibit complex.

Buy your convenient Liverpool to Manchester ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ here. Simply use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you to collect your actual train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain.

Journey Details


Trains bound for Piccadilly Station depart in 5- to 30-minute intervals, while those bound for Oxford Road Station depart every hour on average, with approximately 67 non-stop departures daily

Travel time

42 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations

Lime Street in Liverpool, and Piccadilly and Oxford Road in Manchester

Train features

East Midlands Trains, TransPennine Express and Northern passenger trains, reaching a maximum speed of 177 km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’, the following fare options may be available:


Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.


Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.


Off-peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.

First Class

First class coaches are equipped with larger, adjustable seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy complimentary at-seat food and refreshment service on some train lines.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other mobile devices
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Travel assistance for the disabled
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • “Quiet Coach” seating on certain trains
Additional Details

Seat reservations

When booking your Liverpool to Manchester ticket, the seat reservation is included in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed. Receive your ticket collection reference number (PNR) by email, which can be used to collect your train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain, good for travel from Liverpool to Manchester by train.

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