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Gatwick Airport to Liverpool by train

It takes an average of 6h 22m to travel from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool by train, over a distance of around 196 miles (316 km). There are normally 44 trains per day traveling from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool and tickets for this journey start from $57.07 when you book in advance.

First train

02:46

Last train

22:36

Departure station

Gatwick Airport

Arrival station

Liverpool

Journey time

From 4h 37m

Distance

196 miles (316 km)

Frequency

44 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $57.07

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Thameslink, Merseyrail, London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales, Southern

How to travel from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool? Look no further.

You'll usually find 44 trains per day running between Gatwick Airport and Liverpool, which usually take 6 hours 22 minutes to complete the 316 km journey. It can take as little as 4 hours 37 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Liverpool from Gatwick Airport, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $57.07. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

FAQs for Gatwick Airport to Liverpool

Want to know more about your journey from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool take?

The average journey time by train between Gatwick Airport and Liverpool is 6 hours and 22 minutes, with around 44 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Gatwick Airport and Liverpool by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool is 4 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool cost?

Train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool can start from as little as $57.07 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool?

No, there are no direct train services from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool. Travelling from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool leave?

The first train from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool leaves at 02:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool leave?

The last train from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool leaves at 22:36. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Gatwick Airport and Liverpool by train?

Trains travelling from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool cover a distance of around 196 miles (316 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool

Train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Liverpool start at $57.07 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Gatwick Airport to Liverpool is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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