London to Liverpool train
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There are 6 daily trains from London to Liverpool. Traveling by train from London to Liverpool usually takes around 2 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Avanti West Coast train can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||178 mi (287 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 15m|
|Trains per day||6|
|Most frequent service||Avanti West Coast|
What is the price of a train ticket from London to Liverpool?
In the last month, £40.61 was the average price of a train ticket from London to Liverpool. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £50.52 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
Ticket prices for the train from London to Liverpool often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in September when the average ticket price is only £54,
If you're thinking of traveling from London to Liverpool during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of £74 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Liverpool from London will be about £50.52 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from London to Liverpool?
Avanti West Coast is the one and only train line which connects London to Liverpool. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Avanti West Coast||6||2h 29m||£69.52|
Avanti West Coast is one of the primary rail links between London and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. On any given day, Avanti West Coast operates almost 300 routes and departs hourly from select destinations.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Trains from London 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
The earliest train departs London at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 14:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 6 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from London to Liverpool.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Liverpool to London.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
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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.
Where is the train station in London?
Main departure station: Euston railway station (Stop B)
There is one train station in London.
All train stations in London:
Euston railway station (Stop B)
Where is the train station in Liverpool?
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Main arrival station: Liverpool Lime Street Station
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 coach station at Liverpool One shopping mall, a six-minute walk away.
Train stations in Liverpool:
Liverpool Lime Street Station
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