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    London Euston
    Platform 13
    on time
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 9 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
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    London Euston
    20:40
    London Euston
    22:10
    Crewe
    Platform 6 estimated
    22:38
    Crewe
    Platform 6 estimated
    23:21
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 10 estimated
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    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 10 estimated
    1 change
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    Liverpool Lime Street
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    0 changes
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    London Euston
    21:11
    London Euston
    23:20
    Warrington Bank Quay
    Platform 3 estimated
    23:20
    Warrington Bank Quay
    00:05
    Warrington Central
    00:05
    Warrington Central
    Platform 2
    00:47
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 9 estimated
    on time
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 9 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
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    London Euston
    23:30
    London Euston
    02:04
    Wolverhampton
    06:22
    Wolverhampton
    Platform 1 estimated
    07:42
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 10 estimated
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 10 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
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    London Euston
    00:35
    London Euston
    02:05
    Northampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    05:20
    Northampton
    Platform 5 estimated
    06:33
    Stafford
    Platform 3 estimated
    06:38
    Stafford
    Platform 5 estimated
    07:42
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 10 estimated
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 10 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
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    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 9 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
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    London Euston
    05:31
    London Euston
    07:30
    Crewe
    Platform 6 estimated
    08:00
    Crewe
    Platform 6 estimated
    08:44
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 10 estimated
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 10 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
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    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 9 estimated
    0 changes
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  10. London Euston
    07:10
    London Euston
    08:47
    Crewe
    Platform 6 estimated
    08:58
    Crewe
    Platform 6 estimated
    09:40
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 10 estimated
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 10 estimated
    1 change
    Peak

Journey information from London to Liverpool

  • Train Fares from: £12
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

London to Liverpool by First Class train

Tired of travelling in Standard? Why not treat yourself to an upgrade and take a First Class Avanti West Coast train from London to Liverpool? Not only will you be more comfortable on your journey, but you’ll also get to enjoy a bunch of other perks including:

  • Tables so you can eat and drink in a more refined manner, or work on the go
  • Fast, reliable WiFi
  • Power sockets at every seat, so you can keep all your gadgets charged up
  • Complimentary food and drink
  • Access to exclusive First Class lounges at train stations at London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street (on the return journey)

Now, this might just blow your mind, but on odd occasions, First Class tickets can end up cheaper than Standard tickets! That’s right – so always check First Class prices when booking your tickets. You never know, you might end up with an unexpected treat.

London to Liverpool train times information

Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains) operate a direct service from London to Liverpool Lime Street departing at every 7 minutes past the hour, taking 2h 12m. There’s also a direct West Midlands Trains service, although this stops at more stations along the way and takes around 3h 54m. You can also travel from London to Liverpool via an indirect service, leaving at every 10 minutes and 40 minutes past the hour and changing at Crewe to hop on a West Midlands Trains service, which takes around 2h 33m.

If you’re travelling on a direct Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains) service, the onboard food shop serves hot and cold drinks and snacks. Free WiFi is available on all Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains), as well as free films, tv programmes, magazines and games via their Avanti Media entertainment service on Voyager trains. Travelling in First Class? You’ll enjoy complimentary at-seat dining during your journey (Monday to Friday only).

*Information correct at time of writing (August 2019). May be subject to change.

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  • How long does it take to travel from London to Liverpool by train?

    The average journey time between London and Liverpool is . On an average weekday, there are 62 trains travelling from London to Liverpool. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from London to Liverpool by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from London to Liverpool cost?

    Train tickets from London to Liverpool can start from as little as £12 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from London to Liverpool?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Liverpool without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Liverpool.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between London and Liverpool?

    The distance between London and Liverpool is 178 miles.

    Distance: 178 miles
  • What time is the first train from London to Liverpool?

    The first train from London to Liverpool departs at .

    What time is the last train from London to Liverpool?

    The last train from London to Liverpool departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

London to Liverpool timetable

Check out the next trains departing from London to Liverpool for Thursday 24th Sep 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
20:0722:232h 16m, direct
20:4023:212h 41m, 1 change
21:0823:332h 25m, direct
21:1100:473h 36m, 2 changes
23:3007:428h 12m, 1 change
00:3507:427h 7m, 2 changes
05:2708:042h 37m, direct
05:3108:443h 13m, 1 change
07:0709:202h 13m, direct
07:1009:402h 30m, 1 change

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Liverpool to London.

Looking for other travel options? We also sell National Express coach tickets across the UK. Check out times and tickets for London to Liverpool by bus.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Liverpool

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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 London to Liverpool is right for you.

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**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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