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.
From 2h 14m
178 miles (287 km)
38 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
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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!
Richard, a Trainline employee, chose to share his experience of the journey between Liverpool and London.