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Birmingham-Liverpool Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Birmingham to Liverpool?

Lowest Price$16.28
Fastest Train1h 26m
Trains Per Day95
Train Lines6

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to Liverpool right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Birmingham to Liverpool?

In the last month, $44.30 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, BIR to Liverpool, LIV. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Liverpool?

The distance between Birmingham and Liverpool is approximately 79 miles, or 126 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 26 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Birmingham to Liverpool are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Birmingham at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Liverpool?

There are 95 scheduled trains on most days. 11 of these are direct connections to Liverpool. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Liverpool to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Liverpool for $24.16.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Liverpool?

There are 6 train lines with service from Birmingham, Birmingham to Liverpool, Liverpool. West Midlands Railway is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 39 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arriva Trains Wales + Connections76h 6m$73.30
Avanti West Coast11h 51m$52.43
Avanti West Coast + Connections32h 27m$52.43
CrossCountry + Connections83h 0m$58.19
West Midlands Railway391h 50m$26.57
West Midlands Railway + Connections372h 56m$53.63

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Birmingham where you can board the train:

  • New St Station
  • Birmingham International Rail Station
  • Snow Hill
  • Moor St Station

Where is the train station in Liverpool?

There are more train stations and stops in Liverpool than most cities. Most trains from Birmingham will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Liverpool:

  • Liverpool South Parkway
  • Liverpool Lime St
  • Brunswick

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