Trains from St Helens to London

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St Helens - London Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 17 daily trains from St Helens to London. Traveling by train from St Helens to London usually takes around 2 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Northern Rail + Connections train can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance174 mi (280 km)
Fastest train2h 15m
Lowest price$59.81
Most frequent serviceNorthern Rail + Connections
Train lines2

Which train should you take from St Helens to London?

2 train services operate from St Helens to London. Northern Rail + Connections usually has more trains scheduled, with 13 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Northern Rail + Connections132h 53m$106.67
TransPennine Express + Connections42h 55m$115.19
  • Northern Rail + Connections

    Northern Rail + Connections

    Northern Rail + Connections train tickets from St Helens to London start from $60, and on average cost . Daily there are 13 Northern Rail + Connections schedules to London. Northern Rail + Connections in St Helens leaves from St Helens Junction and 2 other stations. And in London trains arrive at London Euston .

    From St Helens to London train travel on Northern Rail + Connections takes 2 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Northern Rail + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 15 minutes.

  • TransPennine Express + Connections

    TransPennine Express + Connections

    TransPennine Express + Connections train tickets from St Helens to London start from $115, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 TransPennine Express + Connections schedules to London. TransPennine Express + Connections in St Helens leaves from Lea Green . And in London trains arrive at London Euston .

    From St Helens to London train travel on TransPennine Express + Connections takes 2 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, TransPennine Express + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from St Helens to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from St Helens to London?

The distance between St Helens and London is approximately 174 miles, or 280 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from St Helens to London tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Saturday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs St Helens at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 St Helens to London?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to St Helens.

City Information

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in St Helens?

Main departure station: St Helens Central Station

St Helens has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to London.

All train stations in St Helens:

  • St Helens Central Station

  • Lea Green

  • St Helens Junction

Where is the train station in London?

Main arrival station: London Euston

London has one train station.

All train stations in London:

  • London Euston

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