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Overview: Train from Liverpool to London

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$60 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway or Chiltern Railways

Trains from Liverpool to London cover the 177 miles (286 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 15 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway or Chiltern Railways. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $60 (€50), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $40 (€34). Travelers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in London Victoria.

Train companies: Chiltern Railways from Liverpool to London trains

Chiltern Railways trains will get you from Liverpool to London from $40 (€34). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train between Liverpool and London: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Looking to travel by train between Liverpool and London? Omio can help you find that perfect route with Chiltern Railways. Check Omio to see current Chiltern Railways train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Liverpool to London train and book Chiltern Railways tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from Liverpool to London, you can expect to travel 177 miles (286 km) one-way with Chiltern Railways. If you search for trains to London from Liverpool in the Omio app, you can check if the Chiltern Railways ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with Chiltern Railways, we do the work for you to get you safely to London from Liverpool. Book that perfect Liverpool to London train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Chiltern Railways!

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Chiltern Railways when booking your train tickets to London from Liverpool due to the coronavirus:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Liverpool to London

    There are generally 1-2 trains from Liverpool to London every hour, from first thing in the morning until late at night, on weekdays and at weekends. The journey time for direct trains can vary from 2-4 hours. 

    Liverpool to London Train Time: Daily departures

    There are over 30 trains from Liverpool to London each weekday, with the first train of the day leaving at around 5:30 a.m. and the last train of the day leaving at approximately 11:30 p.m. On Sundays, there may be fewer services, especially in the morning, with the first train of the day generally leaving later at around 8:30 a.m. and the last train departing at around 9:30 p.m. 

    How long is the journey by train from Liverpool to London?

    The fastest services from Liverpool to London take just over two hours, but most last around three hours. The longest services leave late at night and can take up to nine and a half hours, with one or two changes. 

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Liverpool to London? 

    Departure train stations: Trains to London depart from Liverpool Central Station and Liverpool Lime Street Station. Both stations are in the centre of Liverpool and are around a 2-minute walk from each other. They are both served by several bus lines that connect them to other train stations as well as the suburbs of the city. Inside the stations are shops, restaurants, and lounges with WiFi. 

    Arrival train stations: Trains from Liverpool arrive at two stations in London, Marylebone Station and Euston Station.  Marylebone Station is in the centre of London and is served by the Bakerloo underground line. It is less than 5 minutes' walk from Baker Street and Edgware Road tube stations, and there is a taxi rank outside. Inside, there are shops, waiting areas, and cash machines. Euston Station is a couple of minutes' walk from St Pancras and Kings Cross. It is served by multiple tube and bus lines and has a variety of shops and restaurants. 

    Which train companies travel from Liverpool to London?

    Trains from Liverpool to London are provided by West Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, and Chiltern Railways. Avanti West Coast provide the fastest trains as well as the most services.

    West Midlands Railway Liverpool to London

    West Midlands Railway provide one to two services from Liverpool to London every hour from around 6:00 a.m. onwards. All of their trains run directly and have a journey time of around four hours. 

    Avanti West Coast Liverpool to London

    Avanti West Coast offer the fastest train to London, taking just over two hours. They provide at least two services every hour from early in the morning until late at night. Many of their trains run directly but some may have one change, in Crewe or Chester. There is one late-night service that has two changes. 

    Chiltern Railways Liverpool to London

    Chiltern Railways usually run just one service each day, leaving at around 9:30 p.m. It has one change, in Birmingham, and it has a journey time of around nine and a half hours. 

    Liverpool to London trains: services onboard

    West Midlands Railway and Avanti West Coast have first-class carriages on their trains, with complimentary WiFi and food and drink. Chiltern Railways do not offer any first-class services, but they do have a business carriage with extra power sockets. All of the providers allow pets on board but there is a limit of two animals per person, and they must be secured at all times, with dogs on a lead and small animals in a basket or crate. Chiltern Railways and West Midlands Railway do not have specific baggage policies but remind passengers that there is limited space on board for suitcases and large items. Avanti West Coast ask that travellers bring a maximum of two suitcases and one piece of hand luggage. Bicycles are permitted on board all trains from Liverpool to London, but passengers will need to make a reservation for Avanti West Coast trains, and the other providers operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Disabled passengers can book assistance by contacting the customer service team of their chosen provider at least 24 hours before they travel. Train station staff can meet passengers at the entrance to the station and help them to board the train with their luggage. 

    How do I find cheap train tickets from Liverpool to London?

    Trains from Liverpool to London are often cheaper if you choose a longer journey with at least one change. You can also save money on tickets if you're flexible with travel dates, and if you book your tickets well in advance. 

    Travel Tips: Trains from Liverpool to London

    Travel by train 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

    How much does a cheap train to London from Liverpool cost?

    Train tickets between Liverpool and London for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $40 (€34)  one way in the next 7 days.

    How much is a train ticket to London from Liverpool?

    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $60 (€50)  for a train ticket between Liverpool and London.

    What is the distance to London from Liverpool by train?

    You should expect to travel around 177 miles (286 km)  from Liverpool to London by train.

    How many hours is the train time between Liverpool and London?

    The train time between Liverpool and London is on average 2 h 15 min  for the 177 miles (286 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to London from Liverpool by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    What train station in Liverpool goes to London? What train station do I come into London from Liverpool?

    When taking the train from Liverpool to London, you can choose to depart from train stations like Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway. Your route can end in train stations such as London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Liverpool Lime Street   and arrive in London Victoria.

    Where is the departure train station in Liverpool located? Where is the arrival train station in London located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Liverpool Lime Street, is located 0.2 miles (346 m) from the city center of Liverpool.

    The most popular arrival train station, London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center of London.

    What train providers go from Liverpool to London?

    When taking a train from Liverpool to London, you can count on Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Railway or Chiltern Railways for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Liverpool to London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    Can I find a direct train from Liverpool to London?

    Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day to London from Liverpool. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Avanti West Coast. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.

    How many train services per day are there from Liverpool to London?

    On average, there are 25 trains a day from Liverpool to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    What time is the earliest train from Liverpool to London? What time is the last train from Liverpool to London?

    The first Liverpool to London train departs at 5: 26 AM   and the last train from Liverpool to London leaves at 1: 47 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Liverpool to London on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to London from Liverpool for the best deals?

    If you buy the Liverpool to London train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $60 (€50). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Liverpool to London. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Liverpool
    London
    Liverpool Lime Street is the most popular Liverpool railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Liverpool for your trip to London.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38 | Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05
    Public transit options for Liverpool Lime Street
    Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)
    Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
    Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern