Liverpool to London train

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Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to London

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Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Liverpool to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
09:334h16
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
13:49London Euston (EUS)
£311One-way
1 change
Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
10:334h17
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
14:50London Euston (EUS)
£311One-way
1 change
West Midlands Railway
08:334h16
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:49London Euston (EUS)
£361One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:432h21
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:04London Euston (EUS)
£851One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:082h27
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
10:35London Euston (EUS)
£1911One-way
1 change

Train timetableLiverpool to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 July
Avanti West Coast
08:082h27
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
10:35London Euston (EUS)
1 change
West Midlands Railway
08:334h16
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:49London Euston (EUS)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:432h20
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
11:03London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
09:334h16
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
13:49London Euston (EUS)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
09:432h21
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:04London Euston (EUS)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
10:334h17
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
14:50London Euston (EUS)
1 change

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Train times from Liverpool to London

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

3 h 19 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

286 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Liverpool for London every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:432h20
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
11:03London Euston (EUS)
£1911One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:432h21
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:04London Euston (EUS)
£851One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:082h27
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
10:35London Euston (EUS)
£1911One-way
1 change
West Midlands Railway
09:334h16
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
13:49London Euston (EUS)
£311One-way
1 change
West Midlands Railway
08:334h16
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:49London Euston (EUS)
£361One-way
1 change

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Liverpool to London

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When I travelled from Liverpool to London during my holiday some time ago, it was very easy to buy the ticket on the spot. The staff were very nice and helpful. The train was very clean inside and toilets were very hygienic. The free wifi worked very well. I travelled a total of 2.5 hours to London. The only bad thing is that there were a lot of people on the train. The price-performance ratio is top!
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What I really liked about my journey from Liverpool to London was that I was able to book my ticket very easily and it was also inexpensive. I also really liked the fact that I found a ticket that didn't require me to change trains. However, the journey took quite a long time for me. The train wasn't delayed, which was great, and the wifi worked perfectly throughout the journey. The toilets were very clean.
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I started the journey from Liverpool to London on 15 January. I boarded the TPE 384 at 18:43 and arrived at 21:17 after a good 2 hours and 40 minutes. There was wifi, but no power sockets and no small tables to work on. The whole train was clean and not very full. The passengers were all quiet and the overall volume was reasonable. As it was winter, it was also quite chilly on the train and I had to put on a jacket during the journey. However, warm food was sold by the service, which warmed the body from the inside.
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The train journey from Liverpool to Wifi on 4 March was slightly delayed and departed at 15:30 with train number 54. Comfort offered on the train was wifi, power sockets and comfortable seats. The service provided by the staff included help with suitcases and information about other trains or transfer options. The toilets were clean and hygienic, as was the rest of the train. I would recommend the journey to anyone.

Overview: Train from Liverpool to London

distanceDistance177 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€52)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersVirgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or CrossCountry

Trains from Liverpool to London cover the 177 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £46, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in London Waterloo.

Train companies: Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains and Chiltern Railways trains Liverpool to London

You can travel by train to London from Liverpool with Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains and Chiltern Railways for as low as £17. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Liverpool to London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Trains from Liverpool to London

Trains from Liverpool to London are available at a rate of about 20-25 per day on weekdays, and around 14 each on Saturdays and Sundays. They run pretty regularly at hourly intervals, except at peak times when they leave more frequently. Most of them take just over 2h to make the trip, with the rest getting you to your destination in about 2h 55min.

Liverpool to London Train Time: Daily Departures

The first Liverpool to London train leaves just after dawn, followed by about four or five until mid-morning. From then on, the trains run like clockwork, every hour at roughly the 45min mark, all the way through to the early evening. The majority of trains are direct, with a few per day making one or two connections on the way. You’ll always travel with Avanti West Coast as your train provider.

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

On non-stop trains to London from Liverpool you can expect the journey to take between about 2h 05min and 2h 16min. The trips that make a single connection en route take from around 2h 45min to 3h 30. There are also a few trains that make two stops on the way for changes, and these take about 3h 05min. The difference in total travel time is due to the time spent during these connections, rather than how many you make.

Trains from Liverpool to London: Echo wheel ferris at night in Liverpool. Source: Shutterstock

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

Departure train station: All Liverpool to London trains depart from a single Merseyside station, Liverpool Lime Street Station. It’s pretty much in the centre of Liverpool. Public transport from there comes in the form of a No 21 or 53 bus, leaving from Islington or Kempston Street. The station caters well for passengers with limited mobility through its Passenger Assist programme. There are cafés, coffee shops and fast-food outlets, and a few convenience stores.

Arrival train station: Every train from Liverpool to London arrives at London Euston Station. To get there from the city centre in about 11min, catch the underground’s Northern Line from Charing Cross. London Buses will get you there in about 13min on the No 168 bus. The station also has a Passenger Assist service, with tactile direction indicators and an induction loop for passengers with limited mobility or hidden disabilities. There are a few retail stores as well as places to buy food and drinks.

Which train companies travel from Liverpool to London?

Avanti West Coast operates all the trains from Liverpool to London. These are all high-speed trips. Most of the routes go directly to Euston Station without any stops in-between. The ones that make one stop do so in Birmingham, changing trains at New Street Station. Avanti also offers a few two-stop routes. On these, you’ll first travel to Chester for a connection and then on to Crewe, where you’ll make a second train change to continue to London Euston. The direct routes are the quickest, getting you there in about 2h 15min on average. The one- and two-stop routes take a bit longer, arriving in London around 3h after departure.

Night trains Liverpool

There isn’t any real night train from Liverpool to London, so if you want to leave as late as possible, the last one departs from Lime Street Station in the mid-evening. It’s a direct train that takes just under 3h for the trip, so you’ll arrive in London before midnight. You’ll travel on Avanti West Coast on this journey, too.

Avanti West Coast trains from Liverpool to London

Avanti West Coast’s Liverpool to London trains are part of a modern fleet of high-speed models. They travel at around 125 mph (200 km/h) on the slower sections of the journey and up to 140mph (225 km/h) at full speed. It operates all of the trains on this route, with a journey duration from about 2h to 3h 30min. The vast majority of trips are direct, with a handful making one stop on the way, at Birmingham New Street Station. Each day you’ll also find one or two routes requiring two connections in Chester and Crewe.

Trains from Liverpool to London: Sustainability travel

In general, catching a train to London from Liverpool vastly reduces each individual’s carbon emission on the journey, simply by having so many people in one vehicle. Contrast this with every passenger driving in a separate car, and the point becomes obvious. Avanti West Coast, specifically, has a Responsible Plan for greener travel in line with the 10 RSSB Rail Sustainable Development Principles in the UK. The aim is ultimately to emit zero carbon, and the company has introduced more fuel-efficient engines and more recycled materials. It also includes sustainable-produce menus on all its long-distance trains.

Train Liverpool to London: Services on Board

Avanti offers Standard-, Standard Premium- and First-Class tickets for Liverpool to London trains. The Standard ticket is more than sufficient for this journey, offering plenty of on-board facilities, including fully trained staff to assist passengers with limited mobility needs. You’re welcome to bring a wheelchair on board with you, subject to available space, so book early to ensure it. With cycling such a popular pastime, all Avanti trains have a dedicated cycle carriage. You can bring up to two small domestic pets on board with you, as long as they’re either on a lead or in a suitable travel container. You can order food to your seat in Standard Class, too, with plug sockets and free Wi-Fi also available. You can also use the on-board entertainment app to stream to your mobile device. All luggage is stored in overhead compartments or near the internal carriage doors. The maximum dimensions allowed are about 35.5 x 27.5 x 12 inches. You can also stow items like small cases or backpacks under your seat.

How to find cheap train tickets from Liverpool to London?

One of the ways to find cheap tickets for trains from Liverpool to London is to be entirely flexible with your travel schedule and prepared to travel at short notice. It will allow you to pick up last-minute discounted tickets that become available as other passengers cancel. You can often save quite a bit this way. Alternatively, you can book well ahead of time – the Omio timetables display trips months in advance. Train companies often offer lower prices when they first open up bookings for specific trains to try and fill them as soon as possible. You’ll sometimes find that trains making one or two connections on the way are cheaper, so if you don’t mind a longer journey, this can be a good way of getting cheaper train tickets.

Trains from Liverpool to London: business woman on a train to London. Source: Shutterstock

To London by train—travel tips

Once your train to London from Liverpool has arrived, you’ll have all the famous attractions of one of the world’s leading tourist cities to explore. Big Ben is one of London’s most renowned buildings, along with the Houses of Parliament next door. The city’s museums are the envy of the world – most notably The British Museum, The Natural History Museum and the Imperial War Museum. Art lovers will find the Tate Gallery and the Tate Modern, and if you want to relax in a trendy bar or bistro in the late afternoon, head to Canary Wharf. To spend more time during the day relaxing, London’s Hyde Park is the place to go. The Shard is another big attraction, soaring into the London sky and offering 360-degree-views for miles. Amongst the most fascinating sites in London are Churchill’s Underground War Rooms, from which he directed operations during the Blitz. For more London highlights, have a look at The Window Seat, our online travel magazine.

  • Trafalgar Square
  • Nelson’s Column
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Cleopatra’s Needle
  • Buckingham Palace
  • The London Eye

FAQs: Liverpool to London train

FAQs: Travel by train from Liverpool to London 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 Liverpool to London.
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Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to London can start from as little as £17 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Liverpool to London is £46; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Liverpool to London train travel time is 2 h 20 min   for the 177 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Liverpool to London leaves at 05: 33. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Liverpool to London leaves at 20: 51.
Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day from Liverpool to London with Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the route from Liverpool to London you can take a train with Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or CrossCountry. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Liverpool to London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 51.

When departing from Liverpool, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central. When arriving in London, you can end your trip in train stations like London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street, which is located around 0.4 miles (732 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Waterloo, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to London from Liverpool is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 20 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Liverpool to London by train is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to London from Liverpool including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Liverpool and London

Liverpool
London
The major railway station for departures from Liverpool is Liverpool Lime Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Liverpool Lime Street for your trip between Liverpool and London.
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38 | Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05
Public transport options for Liverpool Lime Street
Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)
Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement services depart at the Bus stop on Skelhorne Street, near the Tesco Express. L3 5GA.
The major train station for arrivals in London is London Euston. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Euston for your trip to London from Liverpool.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.

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