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The cheapest trains

from London
to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Cheapest

$32

Average

$186

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Liverpool will cost around $ 186 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 32.

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08:49London Euston3h5412:43Liverpool Lime Street
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$321One-way
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08:07London Euston2h1210:19Liverpool Lime Street
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$2101One-way
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08:40London Euston2h3011:10Liverpool Lime Street
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$2191One-way
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08:10London Euston3h0511:15Liverpool Central
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$2331One-way
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09:07London Euston2h1211:19Liverpool Lime Street
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$2351One-way

Train Times

London to Liverpool

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08:07London Euston2h1210:19Liverpool Lime Street
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08:10London Euston3h0511:15Liverpool Central
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08:40London Euston2h3011:10Liverpool Lime Street
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08:49London Euston3h5412:43Liverpool Lime Street
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09:07London Euston2h1211:19Liverpool Lime Street
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Sun
Jul 21
$72Virgin Trains
$37National Express
$685Blue Air
Mon
Jul 22
$30West Midlands Railway
$20National Express
$593Aurigny Air Services
Tue
Jul 23
$25West Midlands Railway
$16National Express
$460Blue Air
Wed
Jul 24
$25West Midlands Railway
$16National Express
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Thu
Jul 25
$25West Midlands Railway
$18National Express
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Fri
Jul 26
$25West Midlands Railway
$18National Express
$306Blue Air
Sat
Jul 27
$30West Midlands Railway
$16National Express
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Sun
Jul 28
$56Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$333Blue Air
Mon
Jul 29
$25West Midlands Railway
$16National Express
$604Aurigny Air Services
Tue
Jul 30
$17West Midlands Railway
$14National Express
$293Blue Air
Wed
Jul 31
$102Virgin Trains
$14National Express
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Thu
Aug 1
$25West Midlands Railway
$16National Express
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Fri
Aug 2
$20West Midlands Railway
$15National Express
$604Aurigny Air Services
Sat
Aug 3
$25West Midlands Railway
$14National Express
$306Blue Air
Sun
Aug 4
$31Virgin Trains
$14National Express
$436tarom
Mon
Aug 5
$20West Midlands Railway
$12National Express
$604Aurigny Air Services
Tue
Aug 6
$17West Midlands Railway
$12National Express
$299Blue Air
Wed
Aug 7
$17West Midlands Railway
$47National Express
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Thu
Aug 8
$17West Midlands Railway
$16National Express
$355Blue Air
Fri
Aug 9
$20West Midlands Railway
$12National Express
$292Blue Air
Sat
Aug 10
$25West Midlands Railway
$12National Express
$347Blue Air

The fastest trains

from London
to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Fastest Journey

2h 12m

Average

2h 46m

Trains per day

5

Distance

286 km

Of the 5 train that leave London for Liverpool every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 286 km distance in an average of 2h 46m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 12m .

The slowest train will take 3h 54m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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08:07London Euston2h1210:19Liverpool Lime Street
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$2101One-way
Fastest
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09:07London Euston2h1211:19Liverpool Lime Street
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$2351One-way
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08:40London Euston2h3011:10Liverpool Lime Street
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$2191One-way
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08:10London Euston3h0511:15Liverpool Central
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$2331One-way
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08:49London Euston3h5412:43Liverpool Lime Street
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$321One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Liverpool Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 29 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $41
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Liverpool
Distance:286 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains, West Midlands Railway

Trains from London to Liverpool

Trains from London to Liverpool runs a few times an hour from Euston Station between the early morning and evening. While direct London to Liverpool trains are available for this 2 to 3-hour journey, passengers may also have to make one change at either Crewe or Chester. Trains from London to Liverpool terminate in either Liverpool Lime Street Station or James Street Station, both of which provide connections throughout the city. On weekdays there are two peak fare periods during main commuter times in the morning and the afternoon into evening. While trains run with a similar regularity on weekends, on Sunday service can slow considerably, with fewer trains departing each hour throughout the day. Service on this route is provided by Virgin Trains, and train tickets must be purchased before boarding any train in the UK.


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London to Liverpool Train Cost

Average prices for trains from London to Liverpool when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€95

1 Day in Advance

€75

1 Week in Advance

€68

2 Weeks in Advance

€57

1 Month in Advance

€48

3 Months in Advance

€48

London to Liverpool Trains: General Information

While it may be cheaper to book a bus ticket from London to Liverpool, the train offers a far quicker alternative. Travelers can offset some of the cost of train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.


  • autobus All London to Liverpool trains are run by Virgin Trains.
  • autobus Some trains are direct while others involve a transfer at Crewe. Most trains depart from London's Euston train station and arrive at Liverpool's Lime Street train station.
  • autobus Trains from London to Liverpool take at least 2 hours and 14 minutes to arrive in Liverpool.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Liverpool train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Liverpool trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 21% cheaper to book a London to Liverpool train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 28% cheaper to book a train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, London to Liverpool train costs are 49% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from London

Trains from London to Liverpool depart from Euston Station, located in the center of the capital. London Euston station is located on both branches of the Northern Line of the London Underground as well as the London Overground. The station is also serviced by a good number of buses and night buses. As with the rest of London, Underground and Overground trains do not run overnight, however, night buses and taxis can provide connections outside of the Tube hours. For further rail connections, other nearby stations include St Pancras International and King’s Cross Station. Virgin Trains provide the service from London to Liverpool, and a large number of trains leave from here each day. As the capital of the UK, London offers plentiful history and culture, as well as a large number of transport connections to further abroad.

Getting into Liverpool by Train

Liverpool, located in Merseyside on the northwest coast of England, is well known for its rich architectural heritage and fascinating cultural sites. Trains arriving into Liverpool will do so at Liverpool Lime Street Station or James Street Station. Liverpool Lime Street is the main station in the city and offers the most arrivals for trains coming from London during the day. The largest and oldest station in Liverpool, Lime Street Station is very centrally located and is within walking distance to Liverpool Central Station, St Johns Shopping Centre, St. John’s Gardens, and the World Museum. Public transport that connects to Lime Street includes an Underground stop, local buses, and taxis. Once in Liverpool, the TransPennine Express can easily be accessed to other major Northern cities and Scotland. Trains from London to Liverpool James Street are also possible, and this station can be found just steps from the Liverpool Waterfront. Liverpool also offers connections further abroad via Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

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Best fares for trains from London to Liverpool

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, Jul 26
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:493h 54m11:43
LondonLiverpool
Sat, Jul 27
Train
West Midlands Railway
07:493h 54m11:43
LondonLiverpool
Fastest Trains from London to Liverpool
Wed, Jul 31
Train
Virgin Trains
17:332h 20m19:53
LondonLiverpool
Mon, Aug 26
Train
Virgin Trains
07:572h 22m10:19
LondonLiverpool
Sun, Aug 11
Train
Virgin Trains
07:162h 49m10:05
LondonLiverpool
Return Train Tickets for Liverpool to London
Tue, Jul 23
Train
West Midlands Railway
08:353h 55m12:30
LiverpoolLondon
Thu, Jul 25
Train
West Midlands Railway
09:054h 12m13:17
LiverpoolLondon
Fri, Jul 26
Train
West Midlands Railway
08:353h 55m12:30
LiverpoolLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Liverpool
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon Kings Cross

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainLondon Waterloo East

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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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