Take a direct Avanti West Coast train from Liverpool to London and you’ll be in the British capital in about two hours on the fastest services – that’s so much quicker and less stressful than driving! All trains depart from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive at London Euston station, which is the perfect place to start exploring the city, with the British Library and the Wellcome Collection just on the doorstep.
All Avanti West Coast trains come with free WiFi, power sockets, and luggage racks, as well as a bar carriage where you can buy snacks and drinks throughout your journey. Want to travel in style? Upgrade to First Class, and you’ll enjoy an at-seat dining service, with plenty of mouth-watering options to choose from.
If you want to get cheap train tickets from Liverpool to London, simply book your tickets in advance – Advance train tickets are usually available twelve weeks ahead of the departure date, so make sure you plan your journey ahead of time. Don’t forget to also check Off-Peak train times, as they’re often cheaper than Peak train tickets.
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The average journey time by train between Liverpool and London is 3 hours and 10 minutes, with around 58 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 3 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Liverpool to London can start from as little as £12 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Liverpool to London without having to change trains. There are 58 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 04:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Liverpool to London leaves at 20:48. 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 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!