London to Liverpool coach

Cheap bus tickets from London to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Cheapest

£10

Average

£22

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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15:00London5h55 20:55Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£101One-way
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09:00London5h45 14:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£101One-way
18:00London5h45 23:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£141One-way
19:00London7h20 02:20Liverpool
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£181One-way
16:00London7h25 23:25Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£211One-way

Bus Timetable London to Liverpool

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09:00London5h45 14:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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15:00London5h55 20:55Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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16:00London7h25 23:25Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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16:00London6h30 22:30Liverpool
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16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h50 22:30Liverpool
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18:00London5h45 23:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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19:00London7h20 02:20Liverpool
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19:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 36h40 02:20Liverpool
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23:30London6h40 06:10Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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Bus times from London to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Fastest Journey

5 h 45 m

Average

6 h 25 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

286 km

Of the 9 buses that leave London for Liverpool every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

18:00London5h45 23:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£141One-way
09:00London5h45 14:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£101One-way
16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 35h50 22:30Liverpool
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£381One-way
15:00London5h55 20:55Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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£101One-way
16:00London6h30 22:30Liverpool
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£251One-way

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Overview: Coach from London to Liverpool

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 55 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£10 (€11)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus

Coaches from London to Liverpool cover the 177 miles (286 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 55 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £10, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £6. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.

Coach companies: FlixBus and National Express London to Liverpool

For as little as £6 you can travel by coach from London to Liverpool with FlixBus and National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

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National Express

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

  • Average Price: £6

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach to Liverpool from London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    Coaches from London to Liverpool

    A coach travelling from London to Liverpool covers approximately 177 miles (286 km). Generally, most coaches that service this route are fast, comfortable, affordable and have lots of amenities. On average, the journey from London to Liverpool might take about 6h 21min. There are 76 buses that leave London for Liverpool every day. Some of these coaches offer direct services while others have stopovers.

    London to Liverpool Coach Time: Daily Departures

    Every hour, the London to Liverpool route is served by approximately eight buses. However, this number might be lower during holidays and weekends. If you have some early errands to run in Liverpool, you’re better off booking the first coach from London to Liverpool, which leaves as early as 08:10. The last departure from London to Liverpool makes its way usually just before midnight.

    How long is the journey by bus from London to Liverpool?

    The shortest journey time between the two cities is about 4h 45min. It’s also important to note that the direct buses usually take an average of 6h 21min to get to Liverpool from London. On the other hand, the slowest buses might take about 7h 20min to cover the journey. If you’re not travelling using a direct bus, you’re likely to make one or two stops along the way, with one of these stops being in Birmingham.

    listening to music on the coach from London. Source: Shutterstock

    What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Liverpool?

    Departure coach station: All outgoing coaches from London to Liverpool are found at London Victoria Station. The station is served by the tube network. Additionally, there is a bus stop and taxi rank just outside the coach station. You’ll find various amenities at the bus station, including toilets, onsite payphones, automated ticket machines, an eatery, onsite coffee shop, onsite newsagents and power points. During your stay at the coach station, you can always go over our online travel magazine while sipping your cup of coffee.

    Arrival coach station: The most popular arrival bus station in Liverpool is Liverpool One Bus Station. If you need a taxi or a bus on your arrival to Liverpool One Coach Station, you’ll be interested to learn that a taxi rank and an inner-city bus station is based just on the nearby North John Street. The coach has many useful facilities, including waiting facilities, automated ticket machines and an onsite cash point. Car parking inside the Liverpool One Station is unavailable, but there is a multi-storey car park nearby.

    Which coach companies travel from London to Liverpool?

    If you’re planning to take a coach from London to Liverpool, there are several coach companies you can choose from, including National Express, Megabus and Flixbus. Before booking your ticket, it is advised to compare all the coach companies, so that you choose one that suits your budget and priorities. It’s important to note that you’ll get more convenience and save time on your journey with the direct buses from London to Liverpool. Therefore, you need to pay attention to these options when booking your bus ticket from London to Liverpool. You should also compare the amenities of different coaches from London to Liverpool. This way, you’ll enjoy the most comfortable journey possible.

    National Express coaches from London to Liverpool

    National Express is undoubtedly one of the top coach companies in the United Kingdom. The average travel time for National Express coaches from London to Liverpool is approximately 4h 44min. The best part is that the company operates some direct services along this route, which are much more convenient and quicker compared to connecting services. Every day, National Express runs five to seven coach services from London to Liverpool. Therefore, you have the freedom to decide your preferred departure time and whether you’re going to take a direct service to Liverpool or not.

    Flixbus coaches from London to Liverpool

    Flixbus operates stopover buses for this route, which involve one or two connections along the way. The fastest Flixbus coach from London to Liverpool reaches the destination in just over 5 hours. The first bus leaves the capital at around 09:00, while the last one starts the journey at around 19:00. The Flixbus coaches allow you to bring both a suitcase and a handbag for free. Inside the buses, you’ll find free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, power points and comfortable seats.

    Megabus coaches from London to Liverpool

    Megabus runs around four trips every day from London to Liverpool. The fastest coach by Megabus from London to Liverpool reaches its destination after around 6 hours, with several stops along the way. The first bus departs from London around 14:00, while the last one starts the journey at around 19:00. All the Megabus coaches come with free Wi-Fi, a 44 lb (20 kg) luggage allowance and power points.

    Bus from London to Liverpool: Services on Board

    If you’re travelling from London to Liverpool by coach, it’s important to note that different coaches have different amenities. For instance, some of the coaches serving the London to Liverpool route come with leather seats, air conditioning, power points for charging and free Wi-Fi to stay connected with family and friends throughout the journey. Therefore, before you book your ticket from London to Liverpool, you should compare the different amenities offered by the companies available. This way, you’ll be guaranteed a comfortable and hassle-free journey. It’s important to note that most coach companies that operate along this route do not accept pets on board, with the exception of assistance dogs. The luggage policy for the coaches that travel from London to Liverpool is very generous. You’re allowed to bring with you up to two suitcases that weigh at most 44 lb (20 kg) as well as hand luggage, without any charges. Therefore, you shouldn’t have to leave any important luggage behind because you’re afraid of the extra fees.

    How to find cheap bus tickets from London to Liverpool

    A good way to find a cheap bus ticket from London to Liverpool is by booking in advance. These coach tickets are usually on sale months before the planned travel date. Therefore, you can get yourself the best deals for coach tickets from London to Liverpool if you book a week or two in advance of your departure date. Additionally, some companies such as National Express offer you the opportunity to purchase a season ticket, with a one-month or one-year validity. This season ticket will save you a lot of money in the long run, especially if you travel from London to Liverpool frequently. You can also get cheap coach tickets from London to Liverpool if you’re flexible with your travel dates. The ticket prices tend to be relatively low during off-peak hours.

    historic cityscape of Liverpool. Source: Shutterstock

    To Liverpool by coach: travel tips

    If you’re looking for fun things to do when you arrive in Liverpool from London, then you’re in luck, because there are plenty of them. Whether you’re travelling with the family, with friends or alone, many fabulous activities take place in this city. The best part is that these activities do not have to cost you a fortune. Therefore, if you have a tight budget and you still want to be entertained, Liverpool is undoubtedly the ideal city for you. Also, Liverpool is renowned for football and its rich history. If you’re a football fan, then you can always catch a game at the electric Anfield Stadium, which is home to Liverpool Football Club. If you have the time, you can wander the Royal Albert Docks or simply check out The Beatles Story.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Liverpool from London

    Take the bus to Liverpool easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Liverpool.
    FAQs
    You can find a cheap coach from London to Liverpool for some dates and times for as low as £6  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to book your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Liverpool coach to cost on average £10  one way.
    The London to Liverpool coach distance is approximately 177 miles (286 km).
    The London to Liverpool coach duration is on average 4 h 55 min, which is to be expected when travelling 177 miles (286 km) between London and Liverpool. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Liverpool, Liverpool One.

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in Liverpool most often arrive at Liverpool, Liverpool One and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from this coach station to the city centre.

    For the best London to Liverpool coach to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Megabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Liverpool from London to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Yes, you can look for direct coaches from London to Liverpool with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
    You can take the first coach from London to Liverpool at 08: 00   or take the last coach from London to Liverpool leaving at 23: 30. Look for the latest London Liverpool coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this route and save money. If you book coach tickets from London to Liverpool within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £10 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from London to Liverpool a few months in advance.

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