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Birmingham to Liverpool by train

It takes an average of 1h 45m to travel from Birmingham to Liverpool by train, over a distance of around 78 miles (126 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Birmingham to Liverpool and tickets for this journey start from £11.50 when you book in advance.

First train

04:34

Last train

21:34

Departure station

Birmingham

Arrival station

Liverpool

Journey time

From 1h 38m

Distance

78 miles (126 km)

Frequency

28 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £11.50

Travelling from Birmingham to Liverpool by train

Thinking of spending some time in the home of the Beatles and need more information on how to take the train from Birmingham to Liverpool? Look no further! 

On average, the journey from Birmingham to Liverpool takes around 1 hour and 41 minutes, with around 21 trains running on this popular route each day. If you want to travel from Birmingham to Liverpool quickly, the fastest trains can get you there in just 1 hour and 33 minutes. As there are direct services available, you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the way.  

When travelling on this route, you’ll board a train at Birmingham New Street operated by West Midlands Railway. Once you’re on board, you can start to enjoy the available amenities, including free WiFi and comfortable seating. If you prefer to travel in style, upgrade to West Midlands Railway First Class and enjoy wider reclining seats, more legroom, at-seat power sockets and a smaller, private compartment to work or relax in. In just over an hour and a half, you will arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.  

Once you’ve exited the station, you can start to explore what makes Liverpool such a unique city. Not sure where to begin? Start off with a trip to the Royal Albert Dock, before visiting Liverpool Cathedral and the Beatles Story – a museum celebrating the life and work of the Fab Four.   

Want to take advantage of the cheapest fares? Try taking the train during Off-Peak times, as tickets are generally cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. Also, if you tend to travel by train frequently, why not get yourself a Railcard? You’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.  

Ready to start? There’s no need to wait, begin a search for cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Liverpool in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. For more information, continue reading for our timetables where you’ll find first and last train times, as well as FAQs and advice on how to book cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Liverpool take?

The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Liverpool is 1 hour and 45 minutes, with around 28 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 Birmingham and Liverpool by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to Liverpool is 1 hour and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Birmingham to Liverpool cost?

Train ticket prices from Birmingham to Liverpool can start from as little as £11.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Liverpool?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Liverpool without having to change trains. There are 28 direct trains from Birmingham to Liverpool each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Birmingham to Liverpool leave?

The first train from Birmingham to Liverpool leaves at 04:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Birmingham to Liverpool leave?

The last train from Birmingham to Liverpool leaves at 21:34. 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 Birmingham and Liverpool by train?

Trains travelling from Birmingham to Liverpool cover a distance of around 78 miles (126 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Liverpool to Birmingham. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Birmingham to Liverpool.

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Liverpool

Train tickets from Birmingham to Liverpool start at £11.50 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 Birmingham 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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