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Train Information between London and Liverpool

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price£42 (€47)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway, Chiltern Railways or East Midlands Trains

Trains from London to Liverpool cover the 177 miles (286 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 26 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway, Chiltern Railways or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £30, but the average price of train tickets is £42. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Train companies

Chiltern Railways from London to Liverpool

For as little as £30 you can travel by train between London and Liverpool with Chiltern Railways. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train to Liverpool from London: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Chiltern Railways tickets between London and Liverpool are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect trip with Chiltern Railways to Liverpool from London all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Chiltern Railways train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 177 miles (286 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the Chiltern Railways train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest London to Liverpool routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Chiltern Railways London to Liverpool train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Chiltern Railways train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Liverpool with Chiltern Railways!

    Chiltern Railways has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train between London and Liverpool:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from London to Liverpool

    While different modes of transport exist between London and Liverpool, the train provides a quick and convenient way to travel between the capital and this northern city. A total of 29 trains travel from London to Liverpool every day. Of these, 12 travel the 178-mile stretch direct, saving you the inconvenience of time-consuming changes to your journey.

    London to Liverpool train time: daily departures

    Trains from London to Liverpool leave regularly on this route with at least one service per hour. During peak times, upwards of five services leave London to Liverpool every hour However, it's vital to check the estimated time for arrival since some trains are slower than others. The earliest train leaves London Euston at around 12:35 a.m. If you'd like to board the last one, plan to depart the station by 11: 30 p.m.

    How long Is the journey by Train from London to Liverpool?

    While the average travel time on trains from London to Liverpool is around two hours 45 minutes, you can reach Liverpool 30 minutes quicker if you board the fastest service. The slowest trains, which involve at least one change, take upwards of three hours 54 minutes.

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

    Departure train station: located on Euston Road, London Euston is a railway terminus in the London Borough of Camden, in central London. It is the busiest train station in London and is accessible by bus, taxi and subway. Some of the facilities at the station include ticket offices, ticket machines, toilets and baby changing facilities, a money exchange, waiting rooms, left-luggage facilities, restaurants and cafes.  

    Arrival train station: one of the arrival stations for Liverpool-bound trains is Liverpool Lime Street. It is a terminus station and serves the city centre of Liverpool. There are toilets, baby change facilities, shops, cafes, lounges, ticket offices and bicycle parking. Additionally, there are short stay and extended stay car parks.

    The second arrival station is the Liverpool Central Station, and you can travel to the city by foot, bus, or taxi. Some of the amenities at the railway station include refreshment vending machines, accessible toilets, WiFi hotspots, payphones, baby changing facilities, bike parking, ATMs and shops. The Liverpool Central terminus offers assistance to travellers who arrive without having pre-booked passenger assistance.

    Which train companies travel from London to Liverpool?

    Two train companies operate train services from London to Liverpool - West Midlands Railway and Virgin Trains.

    West Midlands Railway: London to Liverpool

    The West Midlands Railway operates up to two trains per hour. The fastest train arrives in Liverpool in around three hours and 12 minutes. You should expect longer journey times during the holidays and at the weekend. The first West Midlands Railway train from London to Liverpool leaves London Euston at around 5:34 a.m.

    Virgin Trains: London to Liverpool

    The fastest Virgin Trains service will take you to Liverpool within just over two hours 10 minutes. However, the time you take on your journey might increase if you have to change trains.

    London to Liverpool trains: services on board

    Virgin Trains allows travellers to bring two suitcases not exceeding 30 x 70 x 90 cm each. You may also travel with one pet for free, with charges for extra animals applying.

    If you're travelling with West Midlands Railway, your folding bike is welcome anytime. You may not bring full-size bikes on some busy trains. The company offers priority seating which works in favour of disabled people.

    How to find cheap train tickets from London to Liverpool?

    Booking in advance and being flexible with departure times and dates can grant access to cheaper tickets with discounts. You can also save money by avoiding peak travel hours, choosing slower journeys, or trains that are indirect with connections.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from London to Liverpool
    Travel by train 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
    How much do cheap trains from London to Liverpool cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from London to Liverpool for as low as £30  for the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from London to Liverpool?
    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Liverpool train price to come in at an average of £42  one way.
    What is the distance from London to Liverpool via train?
    The train distance from London to Liverpool is around 177 miles (286 km).
    How many hours does it take from London to Liverpool by train?
    On average the train from London to Liverpool duration is 4 h 26 min  for the 177 miles (286 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station from London to Liverpool do I depart from? Which Liverpool train station from London do I arrive in?

    When taking the train between London and Liverpool, you can choose to depart from train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Your route can end in train stations such as Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

    Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Liverpool?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Liverpool Lime Street, located 0.2 miles (346 m) away from the city centre.

    Which train providers can get me from London to Liverpool?
    When taking a train from London to Liverpool, you can count on Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway, Chiltern Railways or East Midlands Trains for the best way to get you to Liverpool. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London and Liverpool and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Are there any London to Liverpool direct train services?
    Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from London to Liverpool with Avanti West Coast, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
    How many train services are there to Liverpool from London a day?
    On average, there are 12 trains a day from London to Liverpool. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    How early should I buy London to Liverpool train tickets to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets to Liverpool from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £42 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from London to Liverpool a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    Liverpool
    London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Liverpool.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    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
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    Public transport options for London Kings Cross
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    24/7
    Public transport options for London Paddington
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 2078437688
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
    Public transport options for London St Pancras International
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
    Bus lines: 326, 139