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Liverpool to Manchester for the day

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Liverpool to Manchester for the day

What's the cheapest way to get from liverpool to manchester? Looked at the trains but some are working out at £40 return :-(

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1. Re: Liverpool to Manchester for the day

National express coaches are really good value.

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2. Re: Liverpool to Manchester for the day

You can get to Manchester return from about £11; either from Liverpool Lime Street, or Liverpool South Parkway.

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3. Re: Liverpool to Manchester for the day

<<the trains but some are working out at £40 return >>

Impossible - a first class anytime return is less than that

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4. Re: Liverpool to Manchester for the day

Dzug1

Must be looking at the wrong site but for the two us it was more expensive than I expected!

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5. Re: Liverpool to Manchester for the day

An off peak return should be £12 each.

There are cheaper are some cheaper advance single tickets on East Midlands trains and First Transpennine trains for about £3 each way, but I wouldn't bother with them, because if you miss the train you are booked on you will have to buy another ticket.

But do avoid the trains operated by Northern Rail. Get one of the faster express trains operated by East Midlands or First Transpennine trains from Lime Street to Oxford Road or Piccadilly.

Check times and fares here: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Edited: 7:36 pm, February 21, 2014
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6. Re: Liverpool to Manchester for the day

Definitely £12 off peak to either Victoria or the Picadilly/Oxford Rd line, I use it regularly.

You may find this site of help, £6 return if you make sure you catch the right train as Matt says.

http://www.thetrainline.com/farefinder/

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7. Re: Liverpool to Manchester for the day

But don't buy the ticket from thetrainline - they charge fees which the train companies themselves do not

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