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Overview: Train from Portsmouth to Liverpool

distanceDistance197 miles (317 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£73 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast

Trains from Portsmouth to Liverpool cover the 197 miles (317 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 55 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £73, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £72. Travellers depart most frequently from Portsmouth & Southsea and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Train from Portsmouth to Liverpool: Journey Details

The train from Portsmouth to Liverpool runs at regular intervals throughout the day. Trains leave Portsmouth and Southsea Station and involve changes in either London, Birmingham or Winchester. Routes are operated by South West, CrossCountry, Virgin and London Midland Trains, with a journey time of around 5.5 hours. Morning and evening peak times have three departures an hour, with two departures an hour during the rest of the day. Later evening departures involve an overnight stop in London. The service is less frequent at weekends.

Where do trains from Portsmouth to Liverpool arrive at and depart from?

While some trains depart from Portsmouth Harbour Station, all trains either depart or stop at Portsmouth or Southsea Station, which is just a short walk from the city centre and the seafront. Local buses stop at the station from across the city and nearby towns, such as Havant and Southampton. There is a taxi rank outside the station.

All trains from Portsmouth to Liverpool arrive at Liverpool Lime Street Station. The station is within walkable distance of the city centre and is served by both the underground system and the Mersey and Wirral Light Rail Line. Both offer a seven-day service to the city, Ellesmere Port, Chester and other local destinations. Frequent buses stop at the station, with routes to the city, airport and docks, as well as other UK cities.

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train to Liverpool from Portsmouth cost?

You can find a cheap train from Portsmouth to Liverpool for some dates and times for as low as £72  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Portsmouth to Liverpool?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Portsmouth to Liverpool train price to come in at an average of £73  one way.

How far is it from Portsmouth to Liverpool by train?

The distance between Portsmouth and Liverpool by train is approximately 197 miles (317 km).

How long does it take from Portsmouth to Liverpool by train?

On average the train from Portsmouth to Liverpool duration is 4 h 55 min  for the 197 miles (317 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Portsmouth to Liverpool do I depart from? Which Liverpool train station from Portsmouth do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Portsmouth to start your journey from including Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour. In Liverpool you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Portsmouth & Southsea   and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Portsmouth & Southsea, located approximately 0.1 miles (85 m) from the city centre of Portsmouth. The most popular arrival train station in Liverpool, called Liverpool Lime Street, is located around 0.2 miles (346 m) away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Portsmouth to Liverpool?

For the journey from Portsmouth to Liverpool you can take a train with Avanti West Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Liverpool from Portsmouth on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains are there to Liverpool from Portsmouth a day?

The average number of trains departing Portsmouth for Liverpool is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Portsmouth to Liverpool? What time is the last train from Portsmouth to Liverpool?

If you prefer early morning trains from Portsmouth to Liverpool, the first train leaves at 08: 04. If you prefer late night trains from Portsmouth to Liverpool, the last train of the day leaves at 11: 15. Omio shows you the latest train from Portsmouth to Liverpool schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

How early should I purchase Portsmouth to Liverpool train tickets to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Portsmouth to Liverpool is on average £73 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Portsmouth to Liverpool available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Portsmouth
Liverpool
Portsmouth & Southsea is the most popular Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth for your journey to Liverpool.

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