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Liverpool to London by train

It takes an average of 3h 10m to travel from Liverpool to London by train, over a distance of around 178 miles (287 km). There are normally 58 trains per day travelling from Liverpool to London and tickets for this journey start from £12 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 3m
PriceFrom £12
Distance178 miles (287 km)
Frequency58 trains per day
Departure stationLiverpool
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsAvanti West Coast

Liverpool to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Liverpool to London for Wednesday 12th May 2021 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
23:35 On timeliverpool lime street07:25 On timelondon eustonPlat. 8 estimatedwest midlands trains PeakGet tickets7h 50m, 1 change
05:26 On timeliverpool lime street07:50 On timelondon eustonPlat. 10 estimatedavanti west coast PeakGet tickets2h 24m, direct
06:05 On timeliverpool lime street08:25 On timelondon eustonPlat. 10 estimatedavanti west coast PeakGet tickets2h 20m, direct
06:10 On timeliverpool lime street09:01 On timelondon eustonPlat. 6 estimatedwest midlands trains PeakGet tickets2h 51m, 1 change
06:20 liverpool lime street09:15 On timelondon eustonPlat. 6 estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets2h 55m, 2 changes
06:35 liverpool central09:39 On timelondon eustonPlat. 3 estimatedmerseyrail PeakGet tickets3h 4m, 1 change
07:47 liverpool lime street10:07 london eustonPlat. 9 estimatedavanti west coast PeakGet tickets2h 20m, direct
08:47 liverpool lime street11:01 london eustonPlat. 9 estimatedavanti west coast PeakGet tickets2h 14m, direct
09:47 liverpool lime street11:59 london eustonPlat. 9 estimatedavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets2h 12m, direct
10:47 liverpool lime street13:01 london eustonPlat. 9 estimatedavanti west coast Off PeakGet tickets2h 14m, direct

Taking the train from Liverpool to London

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.

Ready to book? Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page and start your search for trains from Liverpool to London with us today.

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 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.

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 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Liverpool to London cost?

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.

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 58 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 04:26. 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 20:48. 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.

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 £12 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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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Liverpool to London – all aboard a Pendolino!

Review by Richard Keenan-Heard

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!

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