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How to get from Manchester airport to Liverpool

Liverpool is an exciting city located 58 km away from Manchester airport. Home to the Beatles, Liverpool is known for its vibrant music scene, impressive architectural heritage and famous Albert Docks.

To get from Manchester airport to Liverpool, you have three different transfer options; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Manchester airport taxi is the quickest option as it takes just 50 minutes to reach Liverpool. Taking the train is a good budget option as it costs just £9 (€11) and takes 80 minutes. Another budget-friendly option is the National Express bus, which takes only 70 minutes to reach Liverpool and costs as little as £6 (€7) one-way.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €83 50min 24/7
Train €22 80min 04:46–23:01
Bus €14 70min 24/7

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How to get from Manchester Airport to Liverpool by taxi

Taking a Manchester airport taxi or private car is the fastest and most comfortable way to get from Manchester airport to Liverpool. The journey takes around 50 minutes in light traffic and the local drivers charge around £70 (€83).

Taxi fare from Manchester Airport to Liverpool

Unfortunately, the local taxi drivers at Manchester airport don't offer a set-rate fare for the journey into Liverpool. Instead, you will be charged based on a number of factors, including vehicle size, the number of passengers, time of day and excess luggage. Having said this, the average cost for a taxi from Manchester airport to Liverpool is around £70 (€83).

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Manchester airport to Liverpool is the fastest and most comfortable way to travel. Not only will your driver take you directly to the door of your destination in Liverpool, but it will also eliminate the need to carry your luggage through train or bus stations.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a taxi is the most expensive option, if you're travelling with lots of luggage or a group of people, it will definitely be the most convenient one. Plus, if you split the cost of the fare, it works out much cheaper.

Useful Tips

Taxi drivers in England don't expect tips but you can give a small one if the service was exceptional.
The larger the vehicle you book or choose, the more expensive your ride will be.
You can pay by card in some taxis, but you need to ask if this service is available before getting in.

How to get from Manchester airport to Liverpool by train

There's a train that runs directly from Manchester airport to Liverpool every day. This train costs £9 (€11) on average and will take you to Liverpool Lime Street Station in 80 minutes.

How much is the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool?

A one-way ticket for the train from Manchester airport to Liverpool costs around £9 (€11), depending on the time of day. However, if you purchase your tickets online in advance you can save money.

Cost

£9 (€11)

Trip Duration

80 Min.

There's an average waiting time of 40 minutes for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The train from Manchester airport to Liverpool is available from 04:46 to 23:01.

Where do I get it from?

The train from Manchester airport to Liverpool is available from the train station in the airport. It can be accessed from all 3 terminals via the Sky Link bridge.

Convenience

If you're travelling on a budget and don't have too much luggage, taking the train could be a good transfer option for you. However, this isn't the quickest mode of transportation from Manchester airport to Liverpool and you will need to wait in the train station around 40 minutes before your train arrives.

Editor’s Note

If you travel during peak times, taking the train can become more expensive. If you land at this time, you may wish to look at another budget-friendly transfer option.

Useful Tips

You can save up to 61% if you book your train tickets in advance.
There's WiFi available on board the train to Liverpool.
Be sure to arrive around 10 minutes in advance to get your seated comfortably on the train.

How to get from Manchester Airport to Liverpool by bus

The National Express bus leaves 4 to 5 times a day from Manchester airport. It's the cheapest transfer option, as tickets cost just £6 (€7) one-way. However, it is one of the slowest transfer options.

How much is the bus from Manchester Airport to Liverpool?

Taking the bus is the cheapest transfer option as it costs £6 (€7) one-way. You can also buy your tickets online in advance to save money.

Cost

£6 (€7)

Trip Duration

70 Min.

The National Express bus only leaves 4 to 5 times a day, so there's a long wait time.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The National Express bus leaves 4 to 5 times a day.

Where do I get it from?

All buses leave from the train station at Manchester airport. You can reach the buses by taking the Sky Link bridge from all terminals at the airport. The walk will take a maximum of 10 minutes.

Convenience

Although the bus is a fairly quick and cheap transfer option when it comes to travelling from Manchester airport to Liverpool, it only leaves 4 to 5 times a day. So, if you land between buses, you could have a 5 hour or more wait.

Editor’s Note

If you land when a bus is due to leave, taking the bus is a great budget option. However, if you land between buses, you may want to take the train rather that waiting for the next National Express bus.

Useful Tips

The National Express bus has ample luggage storage below the bus.
Booking your bus ticket in advance can save you money.
Check your landing time carefully to see if there will be a bus leaving when you arrive at Manchester airport.

Frequently asked questions

How far is the journey from Manchester airport to Liverpool?

Manchester Airport it located 58 km from Liverpool. To get there by Manchester airport taxi or private car, it will take 50 minutes, by train it will take 80 minutes and by National Express bus around 70 minutes.

How do you get from Manchester airport to Liverpool?

There are three different transfer options to get from Manchester airport to Liverpool; taxi, train or bus. Taking a Manchester airport taxi or private car will cost around £70 (€83) and take 50 minutes. Taking the train will cost you £9 (€11) one-way and will take 80 minutes. The cheapest option is the National Express bus, which costs £6 (€7) one-way and takes around 70 minutes to reach Liverpool.

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