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Liverpool to London by train

It takes an average of 2h 56m to travel from Liverpool to London by train, over a distance of around 178 miles (287 km). There are normally 38 trains per day travelling from Liverpool to London and tickets for this journey start from £20 when you book in advance.

First train

04:25

Last train

20:51

Departure station

Liverpool

Arrival station

London

Journey time

From 2h 14m

Distance

178 miles (287 km)

Frequency

38 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £20

Train operators

Avanti West Coast

Liverpool to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Liverpool to London for Tuesday 27th February 2024 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:25 On timeliverpool lime street07:53 On timelondon eustonPlat. 9 estimatedavanti west coast PeakGet tickets2h 28m, direct
06:04 On timeliverpool lime street08:27 On timelondon eustonPlat. 9 estimatedavanti west coast PeakGet tickets2h 23m, direct
06:10 On timeliverpool lime street08:35 On timelondon eustonPlat. 10 estimatedwest midlands trains PeakGet tickets2h 25m, 1 change
06:43 liverpool lime street08:57 london eustonPlat. 9 estimatedavanti west coast PeakGet tickets2h 14m, direct
07:08 On timeliverpool lime street09:35 On timelondon eustonPlat. 6 estimatedwest midlands trains Get tickets2h 27m, 1 change

Travelling from Liverpool to London by train

Want to know more about the journey from Liverpool to London by train? Look no further!

The train from Liverpool to London usually takes around 3h 10m but can take just 2h 3m on the fastest services, with around 58 trains running on this popular route every day. Once you're on board, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes along the way.

You'll be travelling with Avanti West Coast on this route. All Avanti 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.

How to get cheap train tickets from Liverpool to London

Want to snap up the cheapest fares? Read our top tips for finding cheap train tickets from Liverpool to London below or check out the latest train deals and discounts:

  • Get a Railcard: Save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year
  • Book in advance: Most train companies in the UK usually release tickets 12 weeks in advance
  • Travel Off-Peak: Tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends compared to Peak times
  • Use GroupSave: If you're travelling in a group of 3-9 people, you can save up to 34% on eligible journeys at Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak times
  • Split your train tickets with SplitSave, our new split-ticketing app feature.

Ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets with us today. If you want to check if trains are running, use our timetable to view live train times from Liverpool to London.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Liverpool and London is 2 hours and 56 minutes, with around 38 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 Liverpool and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Liverpool to London is 2 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Liverpool to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Liverpool to London can start from as little as £20 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 Liverpool to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Liverpool to London without having to change trains. There are 38 direct trains from Liverpool to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Liverpool to London leaves at 04:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

What's the distance between Liverpool and London by train?

Trains travelling from Liverpool to London cover a distance of around 178 miles (287 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to London

Train tickets from Liverpool to London start at £20 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 Liverpool to London 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.

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Tips and tricks from our Trainline team blog

We love helping our customers find inspiration for their next train journey. We also believe about taking those journeys and sharing our experiences with you, so you can sit back, relax and get the most out of your trip.

Liverpool to London – all aboard a Pendolino!

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!

About Richard

Richard, a Trainline employee, chose to share his experience of the journey between Liverpool and London.

† 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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