How to get to London from Liverpool

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Travel Information to London from Liverpool

distanceDistance177 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£7 - £42
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 4 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £42 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Virgin Trains

Take a train, coach or flight to travel 177 miles to London from Liverpool. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express, British Airways or Virgin Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Liverpool to London.

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from Liverpool to London

How to get to London from Liverpool by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Liverpool to London is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

National Express
10:406h10
Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
16:50London, Victoria Coach Station
£191One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
National Express
15:506h10
Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
22:00London, Victoria Coach Station
£151One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:432h20
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
11:03London Euston (EUS)
£1921One-way
0 changes
Other options
West Midlands Railway
10:334h17
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
14:50London Euston (EUS)
£261One-way
1 change
West Midlands Railway
08:334h16
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
12:49London Euston (EUS)
£311One-way
1 change
West Midlands Railway
09:334h16
Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)
13:49London Euston (EUS)
£311One-way
1 change
National Express
12:406h10
Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
18:50London, Victoria Coach Station
£171One-way
0 changes
National Express
17:505h40
Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
23:30London, Victoria Coach Station
£151One-way
0 changes
National Express
06:456h05
Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
12:50London, Victoria Coach Station
£231One-way
0 changes

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Quick Guide: Travelling from Liverpool to London

Average Price: £50
Distance: 178 miles
Average Time: 3h
Trains per Day: ~ 72
Buses per Day: ~ 7
Flights per Day: ~ 7
 

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Travelling from Liverpool to London

Trains

The journey between Liverpool and London takes between two and three hours to complete by train. There are 17 direct services leaving Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at London Euston per day. These are operated by Virgin Trains. There are an additional eight services daily which require one change at Crewe. The first part of these journeys is operated by London Midland Trains, with the second leg operated by Virgin. Regular services operate from just after 5:00 a.m. until just before 9:00 p.m.

Plane

There are no direct flights to London from Liverpool, however the journey can be completed with one stopover in Belfast. Journeys take just over 4.5 hours to complete with Flybe, terminating at London City Airport. Alternatively some journeys take just under 5 hours with easyJet terminating at London Gatwick.

Buses

Both National Express and Megabus offer bus services between Liverpool and London Victoria Coach Station. National Express have ten services per day, starting just after midnight. The last bus leaves Liverpool Coach Station at 10:30 p.m with this service arriving the following day at 6:20 a.m. The last bus arriving within the same day leaves Liverpool at 4:50 p.m. Journeys with National Express take between 5 - 8.5 hours, the longer journeys requiring a stop in Manchester. Of the ten National Express services three require changes in Manchester. Megabus offer three services per day; one just after 2:00 a.m., one just before 6:00 a.m. and the other in the late afternoon. These services all have stops at either Manchester, or Manchester, Birmingham and Coventry, and take between 6 - 6.5 hours to complete.

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Travel to London from Liverpool on National Express, CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to London from Liverpool. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Liverpool to London

      FAQs: Travel 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.
      FAQs

      There are 3 ways to get from Liverpool to London: train, coach or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to London is by taking a coach with average ticket prices of £7 compared to other travel options to London:

      A coach is £35 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Liverpool to London costing on average £42.

      Taking a coach costs £10 less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of £17.

      The fastest way from Liverpool to London is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

      There are alternative travel options to London that take longer:

      Getting to London by coach takes 4 h 50 min on average.

      Getting to London by train takes 2 h 20 min on average.

      London is approximately 177 miles away from Liverpool.

      The average frequency per day from Liverpool to London is:

      • 10 coaches a day.
      • 12 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Liverpool to London as scheduled services by train, coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Liverpool to London:

      • Coaches from Liverpool to London most often leave from Liverpool, Liverpool One and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
      • Flights from Liverpool to London most often leave from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and arrive in London Gatwick Airport.
      • Trains mostly leave from Liverpool Lime Street and tend to arrive in London Waterloo.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Liverpool to London:

      • You can take a coach from Liverpool to London with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Cheap tickets can be found for £7 with Megabus from Liverpool to London.
      • You can take a flight from Liverpool to London with British Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for £42 with British Airways from Liverpool to London.
      • You can go to London from Liverpool by train with Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or CrossCountry. You'll see cheap train tickets for £17 with West Midlands Trains from Liverpool to London on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Liverpool to London with the following travel companies:

      • 10 direct coaches per day with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus.
      • Direct train available with Virgin Trains 12 direct trains per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Liverpool and London.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Liverpool to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Liverpool and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!

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