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Trains to Liverpool

Unarguably the great port city of the north of England, Liverpool has spent hundreds of years absorbing global influences without ever losing its local identity. Just think of The Beatles - they may have been inspired by American rock'n'roll and trained in the clubs of Hamburg, but the Fab Four remained Liverpudlian through-and-through. The city's Mersey waterfront, visited by huge ships and presided over by the iconic 'Three Graces', is a natural focus for visitors, but there's much more to discover here, from Georgian and industrial architecture to the passion of one of Britain's proudest and most successful football clubs.

Popular train routes to Liverpool

London to Liverpool
Manchester to Liverpool
Glasgow to Liverpool
Leeds to Liverpool
Edinburgh to Liverpool

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Visiting Liverpool

Liverpool’s power came from its docks, and they are still major attractions today. Take a trip on one of the famous Mersey ferries, or visit Albert Dock – one of the most advanced in the world when it opened. Today you’ll find the old industrial buildings transformed into shops, restaurants and cultural institutions, including the Tate Liverpool art gallery, The Beatles Story and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Beside the dock is Pier Head, home to the famous Three Graces: the Royal Liver, Cunard and Port of Liverpool buildings.

As you’d expect from a city that Guinness World Records calls the ‘World Capital City of Pop’, there is music around every corner. You can still catch a gig at the famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles cut their teeth, and pay a visit to Lennon and McCartney’s childhood homes. The Ropewalks district is the place for late-night bars and clubs, including the legendary Cream night at Nation.

Shoppers can indulge themselves too – Liverpool ONE has the high-street names, while the Cavern Walk and Metquarter centres host upmarket and designer brands. And football fans will jump at the opportunity to tour Anfield and Goodison Park, the homes of the city’s rival teams.

How to find the cheapest train tickets to Liverpool

There are a number of ways in which you can find cheap train tickets to Liverpool to help you save money and explore Liverpool. Whether you want cheap tickets to Liverpool for work or leisure, our journey planner can help you find the cheapest available tickets on the days you want to travel.

The first way you can get your hands on cheaper train tickets to Liverpool is by using a national railcard. If you travel more than a few times a year, buying an eligible railcard can allow you to save up to 1/3 off the price of your train tickets*, meaning you can spend more on things to see and do in the city. To see out the different types of railcards, eligibility requirements and to buy a card online, check out our railcards page.

Another way to save money on cheap tickets to Liverpool is by purchasing an Advanced ticket. In most cases, the earlier you book Advanced tickets, the cheaper these tickets will be. Advance tickets typically go on sale 12 weeks in advance, so if you have a night out with friends pencilled on the calendar, simply look out for the “Advanced ticket” type when your search for tickets using our Journey Planner, or sign up to our Ticket alert to find out as soon as your tickets go on sale. Make sure you book these tickets as early as possible, because the longer you wait, the more the price can go up.

*Conditions and peak travel time exclusions may apply on some railcard types.


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