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London to Liverpool by train
Fastest journey2hr 1m
Trains per day28
Avg. journey time2hr 41m
Travelling from London to Liverpool by train
Fast trains from London to Liverpool take around 2 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 286 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Liverpool.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Liverpool?
Direct trains from London to Liverpool have been found.
We usually find around 29 direct trains on the route from London to Liverpool every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 26 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Liverpool?
The London to Liverpool train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Liverpool train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Liverpool is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:26 and the last train is around 21:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 07:07, and the last at 21:21.
What's the London to Liverpool train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Liverpool are $16.40.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $16 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $54. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book London to Liverpool train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Liverpool by train.
Which train companies operate between London and Liverpool?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Liverpool, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- Virgin Trains
- West Midlands Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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It is very easy to travel by train from London to Liverpool. Virgin Trains offer an hourly service between the two cities. It’s an interesting journey that cuts across the English Midlands without actually passing through major cities like Birmingham.
Another rail operator, London Midland, offer an alternative route to Liverpool, usually requiring at least one change of train along the way. But it is so slow, that we don’t offer that option on Loco2.
London to Liverpool
Join the Pendolino train at London’s Euston station for the journey to Liverpool. About twenty minutes before reaching Liverpool, all trains stop at Runcorn and then cross the Mersey – that’s the river which has shaped the history and image of Liverpool. Your journey ends at Lime Street station in the heart of the Merseyside city.
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