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London to Liverpool

train journey information

  • Train fares from
    £12.00
  • Fastest route
    2h 13m
  • Average journey time
    2h 46m
  • Trains per day
    Around 33
  • Changes
    Direct
  • Train operators
    Avanti West Coast, Transpennine Express, West Midlands Trains, Transport For Wales Rail

London to Liverpool

train times

Today, Thu 13 Aug, at 11:07
  1. 11:07
    London Euston
    13:20
    Liverpool Lime St
    2h 13m, Direct
  2. 12:07
    London Euston
    14:19
    Liverpool Lime St
    2h 12m, Direct
  3. 13:07
    London Euston
    15:19
    Liverpool Lime St
    2h 12m, Direct
  4. 14:07
    London Euston
    16:20
    Liverpool Lime St
    2h 13m, Direct
  5. 15:07
    London Euston
    17:20
    Liverpool Lime St
    2h 13m, Direct

    London to Liverpool

    train FAQs

  • How long does it take to travel from London to Liverpool by train?
    Average journey time2h 46m
    It takes around 2 hours 46 minutes by train from London to Liverpool. Bear in mind that the journey time may be a little longer on weekends and holidays.
  • How much does the train from London to Liverpool cost?
    Train fares from£12.00
    Train tickets from London to Liverpool cost as little as £12.00 if you book in advance, and the train fares are often higher when purchased on the day. Ticket prices also vary depending on the time of day, route, and class you book.
  • What is the fastest journey from London to Liverpool by train?
    Fastest route2h 13m
    The fastest train will get you from London to Liverpool in 2 hours 13 minutes. The slowest service is the late-evening departure which takes nearly 8 hours 51 minutes travelling at a slower pace throughout the journey.
  • What time does the last train from London to Liverpool leave?
    Last train15:10
    The last train from London to Liverpool departs at 15:10. Don’t miss it!
  • When can I catch the first train from London to Liverpool?
    First train07:07
    The first train leaves London at 07:07. Book in advance to save yourself some time in the morning.
  • How many trains a day are there from London to Liverpool?
    Trains per day33
    On an average weekday, around 33 trains travel from London to Liverpool. The first train departs London Euston some time after 07:07 with departures continuing at intervals, until 15:10.
  • London to Liverpool train


    London to Liverpool train times information

    The distance between London and Liverpool is 178 miles. Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains) operates a direct service from London to Liverpool Lime Street departing at every 7 minutes past the hour, taking 2h 12m. The average journey time between London and Liverpool is 3 hours 2 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 62 trains traveling from London to Liverpool. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays. The fastest journey time by train is 2 hours 1 minute. There’s also a direct West Midlands Trains service, although this stops at more stations along the way and takes around 3h 54m. You can also travel from London to Liverpool via an indirect service, leaving at every 10 minutes and 40 minutes past the hour and changing at Crewe to hop on a West Midlands Trains service, which takes around 2h 33m. The first train from London to Liverpool departs at 04:27. The last train from London to Liverpool departs at 21:21. No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays.

    If you’re traveling on a direct Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains) service, the onboard food shop serves hot and cold drinks and snacks. Free WiFi is available on all Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains), as well as free films, TV programs, magazines, and games via their Avanti Media entertainment service on Voyager trains. Traveling in First Class? You’ll enjoy complimentary at-seat dining during your journey (Monday to Friday only).


    The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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    If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Liverpool to London. 

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