How to travel from Liverpool to London

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from Liverpool to London

You can get from Liverpool to London by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Liverpool to London on Oct 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:48PMLiverpool Lime Street2h56 11:44PMLondon Euston
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05:50PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street5h30 11:20PMLondon
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08:00AMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street5h50 01:50PMLondon
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07:47PMLiverpool Lime Street2h17 10:04PMLondon Euston
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10:50AMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street5h45 04:35PMLondon
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Travel Information from Liverpool to London

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $88
fastestFastest modeTrain • $88 (€84) • 2 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Avanti West Coast

Travel 177 miles (286 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Liverpool and London. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Liverpool to London.

How to Travel from Liverpool to London

Those considering traveling in the UK from Liverpool to London can choose between an efficient and punctual train service or a more affordable but slower bus trip. When booked in advance, fares can be found for as little as £8 by coach. However, if train tickets are bought on the day of travel, they can cost upwards of £100. Advance booking is recommended if possible. At present there are no scheduled direct flights between Liverpool and London; however, you can travel with FlyBe and transfer at the Isle of Man, Belfast, or Dublin. Any of these flight routes will take twice as long as using the train.

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What is the best way to travel from Liverpool to London?

Cheapest way to travel from Liverpool to London


Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Liverpool to London with next-day bus tickets starting from €18. National Express buses that travel from Liverpool to London depart from Liverpool's Norton Street bus station and arrive at either London's Victoria bus station or Sutton rail station after nearly 6 hours of travel time. Bus trips that require stops have longer travel times. Approximately 20 buses travel from Liverpool to London on weekdays with the first departing Liverpool at 5:00 a.m. Fewer buses travel from Liverpool to London on the weekend.

Fastest way to travel from Liverpool to London


With only an hour of flight time required, the fastest way to travel from Liverpool to London is technically by taking a flight. However, when travel time to and from London and Liverpool's airports are taken into consideration, the journey will take nearly 5 hours. There are no direct flights from Liverpool's airport to any of London's airports. All flights from Liverpool that arrive in London require a transfer, while "direct" flights to London actually depart from Manchester airport. British Airways offers direct flights from Manchester to London 10 times per day. FlyBe operates numerous indirect flights every day.

Most popular way to travel from Liverpool to London


Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Liverpool to London. Taking the train is over 3 and a half hours faster than taking the bus and 2 and a half hours faster than taking a flight when travel to and from London and Liverpool's airports is taken into consideration. Taking the train is also €47 cheaper on average than taking a flight between Liverpool and London. Trains traveling from Liverpool to London depart from Liverpool's Lime Street train station and arrive at London Euston train station after at least 2:12 h of travel time. Virgin Trains operates 9 trains from London to Liverpool every day, while London Midland offers one train from Liverpool to London per day.

How to get from Liverpool to London

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Liverpool to London, 84,97% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Liverpool to London and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Liverpool to London

Travel Tips: Travel 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Liverpool and London. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Liverpool and London is by taking a flight with an average price of $2 (€2).

This is compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a flight is about $10 (€9) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $12 (€11) for this journey.

Taking a flight is usually $86 (€82) less than taking a train to London, which costs on average $88 (€84) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to London from Liverpool is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 3 min.

Other travel options to London can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 177 miles (286 km) from Liverpool to London.

The average frequency per day from Liverpool to London is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Liverpool and London as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Liverpool to London:

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Liverpool to London depart from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Victoria.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Liverpool to London:

  • You can travel by bus from Liverpool to London with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Liverpool to London tickets for $12 (€11) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to London from Liverpool with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Liverpool to London tickets for $88 (€84) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Liverpool to London with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus with 2 direct buses per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Avanti West Coast with 16 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Liverpool and London.

Many of our customers traveling from Liverpool to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after London are Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Liverpool to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $12 (€11) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $2 (€2) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $88 (€84) one way.

But we recommend booking Liverpool to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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