The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Liverpool to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 50 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Liverpool for London every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||177 miles (286 km)|
|Average train ticket price||$115 (€102)|
|Train frequency||15 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 15 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||West Midlands Railway, Chiltern Railways, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country|
Trains from Liverpool to London cover the 177 miles (286 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 25 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Railway, Chiltern Railways, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. Normally, there are 15 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $115 (€102), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $115 (€102). Travelers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in London Victoria.
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Chiltern Railways is a train company based in the United Kingdom with trains from Liverpool to London. It operates services from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, Banbury, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, and Stratford-upon-Avon. It also runs services from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon. Chiltern Railways offers a range of train types, including InterCity 125, Class 165 and Class 168 trains. These trains are equipped with comfortable seating, air conditioning, power sockets, and free Wi-Fi. The company offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include a café bar, a shop, and a quiet coach. The most popular routes for Chiltern Railways are London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, and High Wycombe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
When departing from Liverpool, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway. When arriving in London, you can end your journey in train stations like London Victoria, London St Pancras International and London Paddington.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street, which is located around 0.4 miles (692 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.
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