How to travel from London to Liverpool

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from London to Liverpool

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

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To get from London to Liverpool on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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09:00AMLondon5h45 02:45PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
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09:49AMLondon Euston4h54 02:43PMLiverpool Lime Street
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Travel Information between London and Liverpool

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $94
fastestFastest modeTrain • $94 (€86) • 2 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Avanti West Coast

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

How to Travel from London to Liverpool

A popular trip for those traveling in the UK, London and Liverpool are about 220 miles apart. The quickest way to make the journey is by train. The fastest trains take 2 hours and 15 minutes, departing from Euston Station and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street. Flights are also an option; however, they all make at least one stop and the journey takes approximately 4 hours. Buses leave for Liverpool regularly from London's Victoria Station and can take as little as 5 and a half hours to arrive in Liverpool.

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

Cheapest way to travel from London to Liverpool

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Liverpool with next-day bus tickets starting from €28. National Express buses that travel from London to Liverpool depart from either London's Victoria bus station or Sutton rail station and arrive at Liverpool's Norton Street bus station after at least 5 and a half hours of travel time. Bus trips that require stops have longer travel times. Approximately 13 buses travel from London to Liverpool on weekdays with the first departing London at 5:00 a.m. Fewer buses travel from London to Liverpool on the weekend.

Fastest way to travel from London to Liverpool

With only an hour of flight time required, the fastest way to travel from London to Liverpool 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 at least 4 hours. There are no direct flights from any of London's airports to Liverpool airport. All flights from London that arrive at Liverpool airport require a transfer, while "direct" flights land at Manchester airport and require travelers to continue the journey to Liverpool by train, bus, or rental car. British Airways offers direct flights from London to Manchester 7 times per day.

Most popular way to travel from London to Liverpool

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from London to Liverpool. Taking the train is over 3 hours faster than taking the bus and almost 2 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 €100 cheaper on average than taking a flight between London and Liverpool. Trains traveling from London to Liverpool depart from London Euston train station and arrive at Liverpool's Lime Street train station after at least 2:15 h of travel time.

How to get from London to Liverpool

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Liverpool, 84,71% 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 London to Liverpool 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 London to Liverpool

Travel Tips: Travel to Liverpool 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 London to Liverpool.
FAQs

There are 4 travel options from London to Liverpool: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from London to Liverpool is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to Liverpool:

A flight is generally $10 (€9) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $13 (€11) from London to Liverpool.

Taking a flight is usually $92 (€84) less than taking a train to Liverpool, which costs on average $94 (€86) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Liverpool from London is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 16 min.

Other travel options to Liverpool can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 55 min   on average.

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

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

The average frequency per day from London to Liverpool is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • Around 52 trains per day.

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

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

  • Flights mostly leave from London Heathrow Airport and tend to arrive in Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Liverpool at Liverpool Lime Street.

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

  • You can travel to Liverpool from London by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $13 (€11) with Flixbus from London to Liverpool.
  • You can take a train from London to Liverpool with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for $94 (€86) with Avanti West Coast from London to Liverpool.

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Liverpool with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus with 2 direct buses per day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Liverpool with Avanti West Coast with 16 direct trains per day.

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

Looking to extend your trip from London to Liverpool? Many Omio customers who go from London to Liverpool usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Manchester, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore Manchester, Edinburgh or Glasgow from Liverpool, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $13 (€11) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $2 (€2) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $94 (€86) one way on average.

But we recommend booking London to Liverpool 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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