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How to get to Liverpool by train

Routes87
Trips per day1,091
train lines12
Stations20
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City Information

Although Liverpool is only England's 10th largest city, its fame ballooned as the birthplace of the world's biggest rock band: The Beatles. Visiting Liverpool would not be complete without a trip to the iconic Beatles Statue, located near the port, followed by a visit to The Beatles Story museum, where visitors can immerse themselves in the band's rise to fame.

To explore some of Liverpool's older history, the Merseyside Maritime Museum provides fascinating exhibits on the city's great port-town past, including exhibitions on the Titanic as well as the Battle of the Atlantic. Football fanatics should check out the world-famous Anfield Stadium, where regular tours help visitors revel in the history and glory of this iconic football club.

Traveling to Liverpool is easy thanks to several rail providers, which facilitate travel around the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Liverpool also has two significant bus terminals for access via coach and an international airport for those traveling from further afield.

Station Information

Liverpool's main rail terminus, Lime Street Station, was opened in 1836, making it the oldest operating mainline rail station in the world. It receives regular services from London via TransPennine Express. Local Merseyrail services arrive and depart from under the main station concourse. Here you'll find several stores and restaurants, as well as coffee shops such as Starbucks, restrooms, and luggage lockers. Long-distance National Express and Megabus coaches depart from the bus station at Liverpool One shopping mall, a six-minute walk away.

Popular train stations in Liverpool:

  • Liverpool Lime Street Station

  • Liverpool South Parkway Station

  • Roby Station

  • Liverpool James St

  • Broadgreen Station

  • Liverpool Central

  • Edge Hill

  • Wavertree Technology Park

  • Halewood Station

  • Moorfields

What train companies travel to Liverpool, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Liverpool is accessible by train from 87 other cities. You can choose from 1091 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Liverpool on Wanderu. Northern Rail usually has the most trains on any given day.

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Train companies serving Liverpool

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Northern Rail440h 59m£11.84
East Midlands Railway252h 15m£37.90
West Midlands Railway211h 21m£24.90
Avanti West Coast162h 18m£62.52
TransPennine Express131h 37m£21.58
Merseyrail110h 28m£5.93
Transport For Wales81h 11m£13.90
CrossCountry73h 13m£65.90
Greater Anglia35h 36m£119.44
First Hull Trains13h 25m£83.33

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Liverpool?

£1.77 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Liverpool, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Liverpool. In the last month, trains from Stockport to Liverpool had the lowest average price at £2.96.

Where is the train station in Liverpool, United Kingdom?

The busiest train station in Liverpool is Liverpool Lime Street Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Liverpool are:

  • Liverpool Lime Street Station
  • Liverpool South Parkway Station
  • Roby Station

What is the closest airport to Liverpool, LIV?

The closest airport to Liverpool is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL), it is located 7.8 miles from the city center of Liverpool.

Is Liverpool a popular train travel destination?

Liverpool is the most popular train destination in Liverpool. It also ranks number 1274 in United Kingdom. Liverpool has the most train connections in the region. There are 1409 train schedules arriving in Liverpool each day.

What is the population of Liverpool?

The population of Liverpool is 864122. Liverpool ranks number 1 in terms of population in Liverpool and number 435 in all of United Kingdom.

How much do train tickets to Liverpool cost?

Train tickets to Liverpool range from £2 for a short trip to Liverpool, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Liverpool starts at , and a longer trip by train to Liverpool can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £2 .

What train station is located closest to the city center of Liverpool?

The closest train station to the city center of Liverpool is Moorfields, located just 0.1 miles away. Select Moorfields as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Liverpool. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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