How to travel from Liverpool to London

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Travel Information to London from Liverpool

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$9 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 4 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€46) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Virgin Trains

Travel 177 miles (286 km) by train, bus or flight between Liverpool and London. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, British Airways or Virgin Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Liverpool to London.

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from Liverpool to London

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Liverpool to London is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

National Express
05:50PM5h40
Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
11:30PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$221One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
06:55PM7h35
Liverpool
02:30AMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$201One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
FlixBus
06:00PM4h50
Liverpool
10:50PMLondon
$641One-way
0 transfers
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National Express
04:05PM5h55
Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
10:00PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$321One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
06:55PM6h45
Liverpool
01:40AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
$251One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
11:05AM8h25
Liverpool
07:30PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$331One-way
1 transfer

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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.

Trains from Liverpool to London | Buses from Liverpool to London | Flights from Liverpool to London

Liverpool to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€17

5:50 h

1 Month Before

trains

€66

2:12 h

2 Months Before

flight

€113

1:00 h

1 Month Before


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

Cheapest way to travel from Liverpool to London


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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


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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


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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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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Liverpool to London

Travel on National Express, FlixBus and CrossCountry travel to London from Liverpool at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel between Liverpool and London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Liverpool - London travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from Liverpool to London

      FAQs: 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.
      FAQs

      There are 3 options to travel from Liverpool to London including taking a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to London is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $9 (€8) compared to other travel options to London:

      A bus is $45 (€39) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Liverpool to London costing on average $54 (€46).

      A bus is $13 (€11) less than a train with an average ticket price of $22 (€19) from Liverpool to London.

      The fastest way to get to London from Liverpool is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

      Other travel options to London take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 4 h 50 min of travel time.

      Train takes on average 2 h 20 min.

      You should expect to travel around 177 miles (286 km) between Liverpool and London.

      The average frequency per day from Liverpool to London is:

      • Around 10 buses per day.
      • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

      • Buses mostly depart from Liverpool, Liverpool One and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
      • Flights mostly depart from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and arrive in London Gatwick Airport.
      • Trains most often depart from Liverpool at Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in London at London Waterloo.

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

      • You can travel by bus to London from Liverpool with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus, and you can find Megabus Liverpool to London tickets for $9 (€8) on Omio.
      • You can go to London from Liverpool by plane with British Airways. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $54 (€46) with British Airways from Liverpool to London on Omio.
      • You can travel between Liverpool and London by train with Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or CrossCountry. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $22 (€19) with West Midlands Trains from Liverpool to London.

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

      • 10 direct buses per day with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus.
      • Direct train available with Virgin Trains 12 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 from Liverpool to London.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Liverpool to London often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Liverpool and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!
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