How to get from London to Liverpool

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from London to Liverpool

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

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To get from London to Liverpool on 18 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00London5h45 14:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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09:00London5h45 14:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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15:00London5h55 20:55Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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18:00London5h45 23:45Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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10:07London Euston2h13 12:20Liverpool Lime Street
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Travel Information between London and Liverpool

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£29 - £74
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £29 • 4 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach or train to travel 177 miles (286 km) between London and Liverpool. A coach is best for those looking to save money on this journey, with tickets costing about £29. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Liverpool.

General Information About the journey from London to Liverpool

There are trains, buses and flights available between London and Liverpool. A selection of low cost and premium airlines offer services from London Heathrow to nearby Manchester Ringway Airport (there are no direct flights to Liverpool John Lennon Airport). Trains and buses and also available throughout each day.

Buses from London to Liverpool

Buses depart London Liverpool Street Station each day approximately every 90 minutes. These terminate at Liverpool Coach Station after a journey of between 5.5 and 7 hours. The majority of services offered by National Express are direct coaches between the two locations, however, a small number require a change to be made at Birmingham Coach Station. The first coach departs each morning with service continuing until the late evening each day.

Trains from London to Liverpool

One train per hour departs London Euston for Liverpool Lime Street Station. Operated by Virgin Trains these services require a total journey time of just over 2 hours. This provider operates a number of journeys scheduled to depart early each morning and return late in the evening. The first train departs in the mid-morning and journeys continue on an hourly basis until the late evening.

Flights from London to Liverpool

Plane journeys between London Heathrow and Manchester Ringway International Airport, which lies just over 50 kilometres from Liverpool, are provided by British Airways and depart at a rate of around five flights each day. The first journey departs in the morning and flights continue into the early evening each day. The journey takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Liverpool

Travel 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.

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Liverpool from London. You can take a coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Liverpool. Tickets for a coach cost on average £29.

This is compared to other travel options to Liverpool:

A coach is generally £44 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £74 from London to Liverpool.

The fastest way from London to Liverpool is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options between London and Liverpool can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 8 min.

The distance between London and Liverpool is around 177 miles (286 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Liverpool is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Liverpool:

  • Most travellers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

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

  • You can travel by coach from London to Liverpool with National Express, and you can find National Express London to Liverpool tickets for £29 on Omio.
  • You can go to Liverpool from London by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for £74 with Avanti West Coast from London to Liverpool on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Liverpool often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Manchester, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Liverpool itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Liverpool and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip to Liverpool from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £29 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £74 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between London and Liverpool online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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