How to get from Liverpool to London

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from Liverpool to London

You can get from Liverpool to London by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Liverpool to London on 27 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:50Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street5h45 16:35London
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03:40Liverpool7h35 11:15London
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13:47Liverpool Lime Street2h17 16:04London Euston
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06:05Liverpool5h10 11:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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15:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street6h00 21:45London
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Travel Information between Liverpool and London

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £2 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 177 miles (286 km) to London from Liverpool. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Liverpool to London.

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


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.


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.


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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Liverpool to London

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.

There are 4 ways to get from Liverpool to London: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Liverpool to London, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A ferry journey is usually £34 less than a journey to London by coach, which costs on average £34 for the same trip.

A ferry is generally £2 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £2 from Liverpool to London.

A ferry is £50 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Liverpool to London costing on average £50.

The quickest way to travel to London from Liverpool is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h   on average.

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In comparison, getting to London by train can take on average 2 h 3 min.

The Liverpool to London distance is approximately 177 miles (286 km).

The average frequency per day from Liverpool to London is:

  • 14 trains a day.

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

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

  • Flights from Liverpool to London most often leave from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in London Victoria.

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

  • You can go to London from Liverpool by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £34 with National Express from Liverpool to London on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Liverpool to London with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for £50 with Avanti West Coast from Liverpool to London.

Yes, there are direct services available between Liverpool and London with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You can take a direct train with Avanti West Coast with 14 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 change 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, 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!

Before travelling from Liverpool to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £34 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £2 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is on average £1 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £50 one way.

But we recommend booking Liverpool to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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