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London to St Helens by train

  • First train
    05:26
  • Last train
    23:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 18m
  • Distance
    276 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    37
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to St Helens by train

Fast trains from London to St Helens take around 2 hours and 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 276 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and St Helens.

1. Are there direct trains from London to St Helens?

Journeys between London and St Helens usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from London to St Helens every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 55 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from London to St Helens?

The London to St Helens train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the London to St Helens train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to St Helens is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:26 and the last train is around 23:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:05, and the last at 21:51.

When to book London to St Helens 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 St Helens by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and St Helens?

More than one train company operates on the route from London to St Helens, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

St Helens to London by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.