It takes an average of 2h 57m to travel from Liverpool to London by train, over a distance of around 178 miles (287 km). There are normally 31 trains per day traveling from Liverpool to London and tickets for this journey start from $18.48 when you book in advance.
From 2h 13m
178 miles (287 km)
31 trains per day
Direct trains available
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On average, the journey from Liverpool to London by train takes around 2 hours and 35 minutes, but can take just 2 hours and 3 minutes on the fastest services. As there are around 22 direct trains running on this popular route, you don’t need to make any changes along the way so you can sit back and relax.
When traveling on this route, you’ll board a train at Liverpool Lime Street operated by Avanti West Coast. On board, you can enjoy on board amenities such as free WiFi, onboard entertainment and power sockets. If you prefer to travel in style, upgrade to Avanti West Coast’s Standard Premium Class or First Class. With the latter, you’ll enjoy complimentary food and drink, bigger seats and more legroom. In just over 2 hours, your train will arrive at London Euston station.
As soon as you’ve exited the station, you can make your way to London’s most famous landmarks. If you need some inspiration, check out our guide to the 14 best things to do in London, including a visit to the Tate Modern and Trafalgar Square.
If you’d like to save money on your train tickets, try traveling during Off-Peak hours, as tickets tend to be cheaper outside of morning/evening rush hours between Monday and Friday. To save even more money, keep an eye out for Advance tickets, as they are generally cheaper than buying tickets on the day of travel.
Eager to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Liverpool to London in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. If you’d like to read more information about the journey first, keep reading for FAQs, timetables with first and last train times, as well as tips on how to book cheap train fares.
The average journey time by train between Liverpool and London is 2 hours and 57 minutes, with around 31 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Liverpool to London is 2 hours and 13 minutes.
Train tickets from Liverpool to London can start from as little as $18.48 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Liverpool to London without having to change trains. There are 31 direct trains from Liverpool to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Liverpool to London leaves at 04:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Liverpool to London leaves at 20:51. 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.
Trains travelling from Liverpool to London cover a distance of around 178 miles (287 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Liverpool.
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 Liverpool to London is right for you.
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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There has to be something said for taking a high-speed Pendolino train, I love the way it takes a curve on the track, gently swaying into the corner with effortless ease and style.
We booked tickets in advance for the 5.47 pm train from Liverpool Lime Street to London and used our Two Together Railcard, saving just over £16 on this one journey alone – if you don’t have a Railcard – I’d highly recommend checking out the savings you could enjoy.
Liverpool Lime Street has a large number of shops and food outlets if you need to grab something before boarding the train. We grabbed some nibbles and a couple of drinks from the M&S just to see us through the journey.
Once we boarded the train, stowed our bags, and settled into our seats (with free Wi-Fi!) the train was just starting to pull out of the station. One of the best spots on the train at this point is on the right-hand side of the carriage as you’ll get a view across the River Mersey as you cross between Widnes and Runcorn.
With the lighter summer evenings, you can still window gaze at your leisure and take in some of the countryside views as you fly by at 125 mph. There has to be something said for letting the train driver do all the work, whilst you sit back in comfort and relax, certainly beats driving that much I can tell you.
On the approach into London Euston, we tidy away our belongings and grab our bags before heading out through the main concourse and into the bright city lights of London. Next stop, the West End!